"I would hope
that all our players would use him as an example in terms of how to handle
adversity and show strength and character through tough times. Because
through these times he has been a rock. You see it more in his person,
and his play has elevated."
only has extraordinary talent, but he also has all the tools to become
a leader of this franchise and this community.”
accepts the fact that when we're losing he has a responsibility that goes
beyond everyone else. I have nothing but admiration for him.”
“The kid has
a chance to be a special player in the right system.”
a great person. He looks you in the eye, says ‘Yes sir, no sir.’
He is not an ‘I’ person. He does not talk about his accomplishments.
Little kids love him. You can’t fool little kids.”
a guy that can score the ball, and drive to the basket, and finish strong.”
the talent he had, but in Portland he couldn’t showcase it. Now
he’s playing like a monster.”
would wait for the defender to make a mistake. Now he knows how to make
him make one.”
really explosive around the basket. When he gets the ball in the post,
he’s got a lot of good moves he can go to. He’s a complete
He's one of
the kindest, most generous star players I've ever been around.
I've seen a
lot of maturity in Jermaine in the last year and a half. What people saw
on TV that one night? That's not Jermaine O'Neal. He's totally different.
making defensive plays—he's the real deal.
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