Sure the Jazz stink, but Hayward can still make waves on Christmas
In the sports world, Christmas belongs to the NBA — specifically, the biggest stars and the biggest teams.
So how on earth did a guy averaging 16 for the worst team in the Western Conference steal the limelight from LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard? By doing this:
Merry Christmas to everyone out there! Hope it's a good one! Mine was especially good bc SHE SAID… http://t.co/ORlbJv8EHCArticle continues below ...
— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas to everyone out there! Hope it’s a good one! Mine was especially good bc SHE SAID YES!!!! So thrilled I get to marry my best friend and such an amazing person @robynvanvliet! I love you!!!
That’s Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward and new fiancée Robyn Van Vliet. Van Vliet posted the same photo to her Instagram account, with the following caption:
According to her Facebook page, Van Vliet graduated from a high school in Indiana in 2013 and listed herself as "In a Relationship" on Sept. 8.
Upstaging superstars is nothing new for the 23-year-old Hayward; he was the best player on the 2009-10 Butler team that made a stunning run to the NCAA championship game, his half-court, buzzer-beating attempt bouncing off the rim as time expired; had it gone in the Bulldogs would have beaten Duke and Mike Krzyzewski for the championship.