Jazz's new band of brothers

Updated: December 9, 2003, 1:22 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN the Magazine

The beauty of the Utah Jazz is not that they've summarily embarrassed anyone who suggested they'd be singularly bad without John Stockton and Karl Malone. The beauty is they've done it without embarrassing themselves by playing the frayed and familiar No Respect card.

In a day and age when even fans crow if their team does better than expected -- as if the fan, somehow, had something to do with the reversal of fortune -- the Jazz have let the misguided critics know how they feel and otherwise ...

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