Utah Jazz teammates play prank on Trey Burke during NBA debut (GIF)


Oct 8, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) dribbles toward the basket during the second half against the Golden State Warriors at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 101-78. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Jazz had big hopes for rookie point guard Trey Burke when they acquired him in a draft day trade. But unfortunately, just days before the season tipped off, Burke suffered a nasty finger injury which has kept him out of action for the last month.

Thankfully, the original prognosis wasn’t as bad feared and Burke only missed a relatively small portion of the season as he returned on Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, though, it wasn’t without a little comedy.

As the Jazz took the court, they decided they’d give Burke the honors of leading the team onto the court – a kind gesture by the veterans, considering he’d yet to play in a regular season NBA game. But of course, the gesture wasn’t without a caveat, which included the team stopping behind Burke as the rookie guard ran onto the court by himself before realizing he was all alone while his teammates laughed in the background.

Seemed like everybody, including Burke, had fun with the moment.

H/T Reddit

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