The building blocks that made Donovan Mitchell a force in the NBA Playoffs | The Jump

Joylandi 9-Iyn, 2021
In her daily monologue on The Jump, Rachel Nichols addresses Donovan Mitchell’s 45-point performance in Game 1 for the Utah Jazz against the LA Clippers.


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  • The best jazz player ever 😆🤣🤣🤣🤣😆😆😆😆 that's so funny 😆😆🤣😆😆😆😆😆😆😆 Stephen A with some funny jokes 🤣🤣

  • DM is having problems with Clips blitz channeling 2004 billups pistons. Totally took away their p/ r game in 1st Qtr.

  • Love that d.wade is kinda mentoring him

  • Many young players have the skills and athleticism. Donvovan has that, PLUS a winning mentality and leadership. That what sets him apart i think.

  • LET'S GO JAZZ!!!

  • 🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷 taking his game to another level 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  • He is physically and mentally tough

  • He’s been doing this. His whole career. And only now y’all talking about it. Booker took 5 years to even make the postseason

  • white mama!

  • Donovan Mitchell is a basketball nerd. He's a basketball nerd. That's gonna be hard for the rest of the west.

  • if donovan keeps this up he will be a top 10 player

  • Spiderman, Spiderman! Does whatever a spider he can. Spins a web any size, Catches thieves, just like flies. Look out! Here comes the Spiderman!

  • Remember when he was only a rookie? Sucks to be okc at that time

  • Utah has a SERIOUS!!!! strong 💪 adequate shot to win the west this playoffs and Maybe the title anything is possible

  • You know she's loved her job

  • I don’t know what annoys me more what Rachel Nichols says or how she says it

  • Gotta disagree. Can’t blame the state governments for difference in crowds. I thought Lakers fans did a good job showing up for the Suns series.

  • Name one other player that can take over a game when they're behind in the 4th quarter and their facing the national media's Western Conference darlings and say dispite all the odds against him can take over that game no matter what defender is thrown at him by the opposition and rise above it right now in the league? ( oh and SuperTeam players obviously dont count)

  • Wow, just.... Wow.... I loved this!

  • Go Jazz!!!

  • I'm still upset that Phil Jackson decided to draft Frank Ntilikina to the Knicks over Donovan Mitchell in the 2017 NBA Draft. SMH

  • ...

  • didn't shaq or chuck say something to donovan? 🤣

  • Rachel has terrible opinions

  • 144th comment

  • The league's in good hands for the foreseeable future

  • How can the Clippers be tired? They sat their players the last couple of regular games so they could avoid the Lakers.

    • Why would anyone want to avoid the Lakers. They suck!

  • Kyle Kuzma should take a page out of Donovan Mitchell's notebook. Spend more time talking to vets and less time at the clothing store. It's all about buckets, less about looking fly during the walk in.

  • My hope, Next year for the All Star game, Mitchell is a team captain and Lebron gets picked last.

  • I wonder if LeBron hates white people an nothing to do with them when the white woman that pays him hands him his check

    • @801 MOTO yeah I think LeBron saying he hates white people an wants nothing to do with them was one of the dumbest things I had ever heard too

    • I wonder if it's possible for someone to post a more dumb comment. I very much dislike LeBron but come on man. Don't stoop to their level of trying to divide us.

  • Im a lebron fan but im excited for the suns and jazz matchup. Small market vs small market.

  • Can anyone at ESPN explain why this network destroyed Riley Cooper for a racist remarks and has given LeBron a total pass for saying he hates white people an wants nothing to do with them . This network is more liberal than CNN. You guys crushed Coo

    • Cooper for wks afterward. Where is the outrage over LeBron comments

  • Donovan is a baller 🔥

  • Glad to see spider gettin the love he diserves … dudes a special kind of beast!!!!

  • Donovan Mitchell took over in the 2nd half

  • All this and he's only 6′ 1″. He's a tough dude.

  • Mitchell is amazing future of the NBA 😎

  • Affirmative action is great when it comes to women 🤣😂😂

  • Man when the Jazz get that elite Guard Play from Conley, Clarkson, and or Mitchell it’s a really hard team to stop

  • TAKE NOTE baby

  • I literally love this kid.😩🥳🥳

  • Donovan Mitchell, Ja Morant, Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum, Trae Young, Devin Booker, Zion Williamson... the NBA is in good hands for years to come

    • Lol lamelo,we got emoni bates in a few years too,bro the next gen of bball is funna be scary

    • Nikola Jokic, Joel embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo.... the future of the NBA looks bright af if u ask me .

  • Yuong Dwayne wade

  • Nauseated* (not noxious)

  • Just saying what up to all my fellow fans in the group and I'm droppin a plug for my favorite jersey connect below and happy Wednesday for real

  • Hahahahahaha the media is wack bro When Donovan gets knocked out you’re all gonna move on QUICK.

  • Just remember the clippers tanked to get this jazz team.

  • Donovan Mitchell is a star but the Jazz work because of Rudy Gobert.

    • @Nicky Nicks all good.

    • @Karim Wood sorry I wa. Tired I need sleep 💤

    • @Nicky Nicks you're calling me uneducated while agreeing with my comment...

    • You^^ are clearly uneducated and clueless RUDY IS A BEAST A HUGE REASON why Utah has so much success hes now DPOY for the third time plus he can score when needed

  • This monologue shows incredible insights into Donovan Mitchell which the national media often overlooks but Rachel nails here in this piece. Well done.

    • Couldn't of said it better, so im glad you did. 👍

  • Mitchell raises his game in the playoffs like elite players do.

  • They not beating the clips in a 7 game series

    • WANNA BET?? YOU HAVE IT BACKWARDS UTAH WILL WIN IN 6 GAMES THEN BEAT PHOENIX IN 6 OR 7

  • Normalmente los comentarios son ignorados, pero les deseo que Dios guarde a cada una de nuestras familias de toda esta pandemia que nos tiene acechados.

  • I believe Loki resembles Terry Gilliam's "Trilogy of Imagination" films. That's Time Bandits, Brazil, and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. It's different stages of a man's life. That's what we'll explore with Loki.

  • It's been twice now that Ty Lue didn't call timeout while we watched Kawhi and PG play hot potato with the ball. Just call the timeout. It's wasted any way if the team loses which they did last Wednesday and yesterday.

  • Spida Mitchell is and has been a superstar

  • Playoff Rondo isn't a real thing this year. Clippers were better off keeping Lou Williams. He isn't afraid to take the big shot like Kawhi and PG do. And can Ty Lue call timeout next time? Just call it. Clippers don't know how to finish games.

  • If someone like Luka joined Mitch it'll get scary for the league

    • You must not have watched the Jazz this year. Its already scary with who he has. Rudy just became the 4th player ever to win 3 DPOY Awards. It doesnt have to be another ball dominat star to play with. In fact its usually not good. Balance can be better. You only need that one guy to close it out.

  • Shannon saying my Clippers are in deep trouble. Jazz missed 20 straight shots but my Clippers played as badly as they could too. Is Donovan going to keep dropping 45 after this? Is Kawhi going to keep going 9 for 19?

    • Absolutely he will and he makes everyone else better too also Mike is going to be back and Conley is absolutely!!!!! Playing at the same high level that Chris is playing at and Utah is super deep and determined

    • The jazz missed 21 straight shots. And most were wide open. That is guaranteed to not happen in this series again.

    • conley will be back

    • Yes

  • Everybody is so impressed by Mitch that he didn't even make the top five 25 & under list smh

    • Jealous dirtbags are easy to spot ^^^ biased feelings based dummies

    • he was 4th even in front of tatum

  • Paul George and Marcus Morris are both wide-open. They just have to hit the shot. Morris shot 27% in his last 3 if you take out his Game 7. George is 32% in his last 3 games. PG will never change. Nothing between the ears.

  • Paul George and Marcus Morris have been very inconsistent throughout these playoffs. That's like if MJ (Kawhi) stayed consistent but not Scottie George and Horace Morris (it rhymes).

  • DM was lively with hops and shakes, stop and pops.

  • Donovan Mitchell dropped 45 pts and my Clippers only lost by 3 when both their stars played bad as well as Marcus Morris. My Clippers will be fine. Game 1 was Kawhi using it to rest.

    • Weak excuses

    • yeah sure.. you just lost to a jazz team that didnt have conley and a team that missed 20 shots in a row.. think you can recover from this? jazz in 6

    • no lies told

  • Rachel, you are the best b'ball video journalist, hands down.

  • I'm hoping Denver vs Jazz at WCF and either against 76 or Atlanta. I really don't want the Clipps/Nets to be the finals. Let the young take over.

  • He's like 90% D.Wade and 10% T-Mac

    • Actually I think he's alot like Allen Iverson too in his Prime both 6"1"" too

    • @Bruno Begic oh i thought u were saying his playstyle is like tmac but he definitely has a tmac like confidence

    • @packrunnerzo * He's not afraid to keep shooting after he misses a few, and when he gets hot he's unstoppable. If that ain't T-Mac, I dunno what is...

    • ??? he’s nothing like tmac

  • Critics say gobert can NOT DEFEND 1-5 .. nice try tho Rachel . Typical media trick. Ben Simmons is DPOY STOP iT !!

    • delusional ^^^^ jealous dummy lmao RUDY JUST WON DPOY TODAY FOR THE THIRD TIME !!!!!! LET THAT HIT YOU JEALOUS HATER

    • Simmons is literally NOT the DPOY. Lol. They gonna announce in the next couple days that Rudy is DPoY for the third time. Sorry. Ha ha ha.

  • I for got wade is part owner of jazz.

  • My guy brought the Utah Jazz to relevance after a long time of being one of those forgotten teams. Thats a BIG deal

    • @yanii im only talking about recently not in general because then it would be stockton and malone lol. For some reason Utah is always the slept on team

    • I would say Hayward brought them to relevance but facts Spida is amazing and one of the best stars in the league

  • Quin snyder is a freakin beast of a coach

    • @L R he signed an extension with Utah, he’s not going anywhere

    • I'm worried about Boston taking him.

    • Without his challenge, Rudy would have fouled out and the game would've been tied. The Jazz likely would have lost.

  • How can the opening monologue of a basketball show not be about the new MVP? Major disrespect from not only his peers but the media as well... smh...

  • Remember when people said that Mitchell won't win a championship in Utah ?! Let's be honest he has a great chance this year . If he continues to play like this on a team that can defend and shoot the three ball really well then there is a shot that they win it this year especially if it ends up them and nets in the finals and if harden isn't there. Watch out . I'm not a Utah fan or anything , I'm just saying it's possible

  • I remember that series against OKC as an OKC fan- any nba fan that watched that series could tell this boy was going to be a killer.

  • Give him some Popa Johns

  • Donovan is already better than Giannis Which I guess is not that hard to do

  • George Paul will never get respect, he sucks.

  • They were chanting "Push-off P".

  • Gordon Hayward could have been on this team lol

    • Who tf is Gordon Hayward? Never heard of her.

    • Hayward is lol

  • LEBRON WAS LUCKY. UTAH WOULD'VE SWEPT THEM.

  • Don Mitchell reminds me of Vince Carter back in the Days, just less hops of course lol

    • @Harrell Williams real original & lmao I compare him to a Top 5 player in their time playing, & I'm the groupie lmfaoooo

    • @J No you sound like you was one of vince groupies

    • @J exactly lmao tmac left wanting his own team and being the main franchise guy on his own team

    • @Harrell Williams sound like a fanboy or casual lol, Vince at one point in time was a Top 5 Player in the league

    • @Harrell Williams lies

  • Donovan>Luka, but I don't wanna sound like a hater

    • @Onyx Prime Na dawg. Luka is a much better player. It is what it is.

    • @Colby Martinez not better just younger

    • @Colby Martinez Ja and Zion also.

    • I’m not a Luka fan… but boy you are WAY off on this one. To me? Mitchell, Booker, Murray (in that order) are about the same. Luka is WAY better than those 3.

    • thats just wrong bro 🤣

  • See I love to see this about Mitchell but why when booker does this nobody but Stephen a smith says anything… and everyone else gives all the credit to paul

    • @Gabe Dabling TRUE!! Donovan is on another level as opposed to Devin whos deadly and very good but NOT!! on DONOVAN'S level not even so I agree

    • Also cause Paul has helped Phoenix in exactly the same way Conley has helped and been huge for Donovan and Utah but Donovan and Mike and Rudy already have killer instinct Chris Paul has killer instinct but no one else on Phoenix has that

    • BUT I don't want there to be much animosity cuz the suns my 2nd fav team in the west, if my jazz somehow loose the suns who I'm rooting for and booker is dope af no matter what. I get the feeling we'll be seeing eachother in the western conference finals anyways so I guess we'll just have to wait and see who comes out on top. But I'm a jazz fan so imma argue donny>booker till my death lol.

    • @Jasean Davis Lakers were bums dawg they're defensive raking due to their slow pace and AD who also wasn't there so what you talkin bout. Getting guarded by freakin Schroder, Caruso, and kcp and still had 3 BAD games. Donny gets the nod cuz #1 he's primary scorer AND ball handler. He gets less rebounds cuz jeez he's 6' 1". The major point is this is bookers first playoffs against an unimpressive Lakers squad, was inconsistent 1st round no matter what the averages are. And donnys BEEN doin this for 3 outta his 4 playoff appearances where he was number 1 guy without an all-time elite playmaker to elevate his efficiency and play. Also shooting 40% on 4 attempts per game ain't impressive, also almost 50% of his shots are assisted. CP3 clearly the leader on the suns without him yall ain't make the playoffs so that's why he gets virtually no credit. Edit: TLDR donny>>booker

    • @Gabe Dabling mitchel averages 32 pts 3rebs and 6 assist Booker averages 28 pts 6 rebs 5 assist shooting 50-40-90 come on man keep talking

  • That ROTY robbery fueled him. Lol

  • Man I swear to God espn make basketball sound like a Hollywood series.. Zero sense on the game of basketball and zero points on the debates.. That's why Europe owns nba look giannis Luca Jokic etc etc

  • In 2018, I first remember seeing Donovan after his dunk vs the Lakers, and after that I became a fan, he proved to me that he was a playoff player in year 1 vs OKC, he's a bonafide superstar imo.

    • D. Mitchell liked this comment. 🕷️🕸️

    • @Caps Lock yesssssssssir

    • Stephen A is that you?

  • Rachel Nichols is the most underrated sports analyst right now. Stephen A, Max K, etc are all cartoon characters, but she seems so genuine and knows so much about the game.

    • Jalen Rose has to be my favorite.

    • She’s… decent I guess. She comes up with some bogus narratives… but I’ll take her over SAS every single day.

    • underrated comment

  • 1990's: Michael Jordan 2000's: Kobe Bryant 2010's: LeBron James 2020's: Luka Doncic

    • @Jay Theboss but on some real? I think Nuggets and Jazz and Suns gonna be battling for quite some time. The wild card is that Denver has MPJ… in his SECOND year? He’s Kevin Durant, then turns to Kyle Kuzma. That’s a high ceiling and not the WORST floor I suppose, but Kuz is trash.

    • @Jay Theboss Jokic and Murray > Gobert and Mitchell.

    • 2020: Mitchell.

    • @Colby Martinez Luka is trash and doesn't play winning basketball. Mitchell is better.

    • 2020s belong to White Boys… y’all ain’t ready for that 😂😂😂

  • Donovan is a future 🐐

    • Cool your jets. I do see him dunking like mike, breaking ankles like mike, but winning 6 chips like mike......

  • Donovan is the best young player in the league.... absolute killer

    • @azeez jeje Luca is better and 2 years younger. Mitchell is the best closer. Mitchell is a cross between Wade and Lillard. I think only Lillard had more 4th qtr points this season.

    • I think Luca doncic might be a bit better. Or maybe I need to look at Mitchel's game better

    • Donovan has killer instinct as does Rudy and Mike and JC luka, Devin and Tatum all lack killer instinct

    • @Tony Sanchez I think all are amazing players. It reminds me of my childhood when Kobe, T Mac, Ray Allen, Pierce, Webber and Dirk. Various ages but all amazing

    • Its close with Doncic, and Doncic is 2 years younger, Tatum is also a killer but a little bit inconsistent, same for Booker, Ja Morant and i would have love to see Zion in the playoffs because i think he is one of the best scorer in the league already at 20yo, he averaged 27 on a monster 60% from the field, even Shaq never did tht. So yeah the young generation is full of talent, we will see in 2-3 years when they will all be in their prime

  • Yeah I’m pretty sure the fans were yelling push off P not playoff P

    • Real fans know it came from the thunder jazz series.

    • My town SLC.. We do be saying some.hard cold facts at the game. Lol 😂

    • @Jason Hamblin yep me too

    • Exactly right!

    • We were also chanting “Overrated,” was there at the game last night.

  • donovan won me in his rookie year vs OKC since then i know he is a monster and has a bright future

    • @Ashwin Kokate I mean after the first playoffs you could see it and every year is more apparent cuz tatum and mitchel improve while ben just refuses to shoot and is the most overrated player to me by far

    • Same

    • dude if you told someone in 2025 ben simmons won roty over spida and tatum theyd laugh at you

  • Rachel, your very pretty and your comments are good

  • Quinn Snyder’s voice reminds me of some cartoon voice. I just can’t think of who

  • WOKE ESPN SUCKS

    • @Lenox W both are complete trash. Liberals and conservatives. Narratives either way. People pushing Half truths as FACTS… manipulating numbers, Cherry picking stories… nothing is objective. I miss Stuart Scott.

    • Still better than treasonous Faux News

  • Donovan is different fam

    • You can tell him and d wade been spending A LOT of time together off the court.

  • Go Jazz

  • Wade county 🐐

  • 1st.. to not care who commented first 🤣

  • Donovan is just a tough minded player. he doesn't care what's being said about him. he just goes out there and does his job. he basically told Shaq one of his critics watch me.

    • And he’s not even in his prime

    • He didn’t take what Shaq said wrong he said ok and went about his business. He’s definitely a tough dude

  • Rachel 👀