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Jazz players and coaches visit patients at children’s hospitals

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Posted at 9:26 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 23:26:00-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz left the court to spread some holiday cheer recently, as they visited patients at children’s hospitals in Salt Lake City.

Thursday, Jazz players and coaches visited Primary Children's Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City.

They talked with young patients and handed out autographed basketballs. The players say these types of visits have a big effect on the children.

“A lot of these kids don't know it, but they make a difference on us too,” Gordon Hayward said. “They really put it in perspective and let us realize that basketball is just a game.”

The children enjoyed the visits, and we're told some of them even gave players strategy tips.