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PGA Tour pro Tony Finau is bringing his basketball fandom home to Utah

PGA Tour pro Tony Finau is a proud Utahn who grew up in the shadows of Vivint Arena.

And after years of rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers, the famed Salt Laker has finally switched allegiances to his hometown team.

The news was broken late last month by the NBA’s preeminent news breaker.

“The fan rights of lifelong Lakers fan Tony Finau have been acquired by the Utah Jazz,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported in a video he recorded for the golfer, “I’m told for a heavily protected first-round pick and a couple of Titleist balls they dug out of the lake.