I’m not sure I can put into words how much I love this kid.
Whether or not he is trying to be funny with this quote, he is. It has the perfect combination of truth, irreverence, and humor. He is a refreshing fountain of honesty that we rarely see anymore, with most athletes taking their cues from the Jordan/Tiger/Brady/Jeter/LeBron school of “don’t say anything remotely interesting because it may affect endorsement opportunities.”
I LOVED him as a prospect coming out of college and I watched a lot of Kansas that year, primarily to see him play. Looked like a young Hakeem Olajuwon.
Sure sitting out two years with back and foot injuries bothers me, but modern medicine has come a long way since Sam Bowie (or even Greg Oden) and there is no HGH testing in the NBA. Plus, I tend to think that them being extra careful and giving him extra time to recover last year will pay off in the long run.
We start finding out tonight…