Kevin Garnett was a basketball weirdo, and that is absolutely a compliment.
Over the course of the future Hall of Famer’s two decades in the NBA, he did just about everything physically and mentally to have an advantage over his opponents. Don’t believe it? Just listen to Clippers guard J.J. Redick.
Redick says Garnett, who was hired this season by the Clippers as a consultant, told him he learned how to talk on the court without getting winded by watching Beyonce. Seriously.
Here’s the story, as told by Redick on The Bill Simmons Podcast:
“I want to thank my teammates for being on this ride with me as well as the seniors and specifically Zay (Isaiah Briscoe) for guiding me this season. It wouldn’t have been such a smooth transition from high school to college without their leadership.”
A four-time SEC Freshman of the Week selection, Fox was named the most valuable player of the SEC tournament after leading the Wildcats to their third consecutive conference title.
Fox’s 4.6 assists per game was the best mark in the SEC and 11th nationally among freshmen.
Fox also ranked fourth in the SEC with a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio. His 165 Cheap Kids Baseball Jerseys assists are the third most by a UK freshman in a single season.
“De’Aaron’s speed, length and ability to pick up defensively from 94 feet set him apart from his peers,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “De’Aaron came in here focused from day one, and to see his improvement from the beginning of the season to the end was special. What you saw Cheap Kings Jerseys from De’Aaron over the last month and a half of the season I think is what NBA teams will get for the future.”