Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell

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1:38: The whirlwind of the last two months for Mitchell, including leading Utah's playoff run.

2:52: How much has changed for Mitchell after being doubtful whether he should turn pro last year.

3:58: The Jazz going on a phenomenal run once Rudy Gobert returned from injury

5:01: Mitchell's relationship with Jazz coach Quin Snyder, who gave him more responsibilities throughout the season.

8:21: Leaving Louisville before the program became entangled in controversy.

9:03: Mitchell's Jazz teammates helping him in his transition to stardom.

10:43: Learning the responsibilities of being a star player, including the ferocity and energy it requires each game.

16:53: The Jazz not thinking about rebuilding after losing Gordon Hayward.

18:22: What Mitchell learned from growing up around the Mets clubhouse about how young players should interact with veterans.

19:56: Attending Greenwich Country Day School and the benefits of being a late bloomer on the court.

23:21: Going to the EuroLeague playoffs in Serbia and seeing how much the entire country loves the sport.

26:48: Mitchell emulating the mentalities of Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook.

29:46: With Mitchell and Gobert in place, the Jazz being an attractive destination for free agents looking to win.

31:46: Staying the same person after achieving success.

33:25: The adidas sweatshirts trolling Ben Simmons and his Rookie of the Year candidacy.

38:19: Other players being willing to answer Mitchell's questions about the league.

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