As the Hornets head into the playoffs tomorrow, Jeremy Lin posted a long tribute on Reddit outlining his relationship with each of his teammates. It’s a great read because it’s insightful and genuine. Hearing about how he loses brain cells having conversations with Frank Kaminsky or how Marvin Williams gives his per diem to Aaron Harrison is exactly the kind of stuff I want to know about these NBA teams. I’ve seen them play a million times and seen them dissected as athletes, now I want to see them as people.
Check out some of the best:
Al Jefferson: Funniest person on the team and candidate for funniest teammate I’ve ever had. When Al talks or laughs, everybody listens, partially because he’s going to say something hilarious and partially because he talks hella loud. I sit right in front of him on the bus, so when he talks, I need to turn my music volume all the way up. Al is also the most generous person ever and has a great heart! Many people say they want to win, but Al genuinely just wants to win. He has sacrificed so much for our team and been all-in for the team.
Nic Batum: Slick Nic. If Nic and Twin were put in the same room, it would be complete silence. Nic barely ever talked early on, but after he got comfortable, I started realizing how funny he is. Obviously on the court, he has enjoyed an unbelievable breakout year and he’s so fun to play with because he can make plays in so many different ways. He is the most laid back person ever. Sometimes, he shows up to practice on a Segway lol. He’s on the other side of me in the locker room, so when I’m sick of having childish conversations with Tank, I turn to the other side and have refined conversations with Nic.
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