Charlotte's posted the press conference and the one-on-one interview to their website, and Big Al legitimately seems like one of the most genuine guys I've ever seen. He actually really seems happy to be here, and wants to make this team better in more ways than just his scoring. He also sounds extremely humble with his defense and willing to improve.
I'm excited for him. I always was, but just hearing him talk about how happy he is to be in CLT makes me even more excited.
Here's a link to all of the videos, I'm sure most of you have seen them.
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"When my time on Earth is gone, and my activities here are past, I want to be buried upside down so my critics can kiss my ass."
I wondering if he will buy in the Cho philosophy, that is to not be too good this next season in order to hit gold on the next lotto and draft. Well we paid him enough, lol
He's a polished vet, he's good at saying the right thing il give him that. I don't see his happiness to be here as legit as Zellers (obviously different dynamics) and that whole "I couldn't sleep that night after I met with the bobcats" was bulls#*t IMO
He said all the things I wanted to hear him say, so if it happens that we win 29 games this season, I won't blame him.
I loved his reaction when he was handed his shirt.
Big Al will give an honest effort every game. He suffered from a lack of perimeter defense and outside shooters in Utah, and is really a team guy. The bad rap for being a poor defender is bogus, IMO. It takes 5 guys to play team D, Utah was a mess. He is not a one-man swat party like Dwight Howard, but who is... Lookin' forward to watchin' him!
I think Al and Cody will be a very nice tandem over the next three years. Jefferson is the banger that will live on the block while Zeller has a great basketball IQ and can making a killing at the high post. Also, I think Cody's defense will benefit big time from competing against a guy like Jefferson who is one of the best back to the basket players in the league.
Perfect! I already like this guy! Another high/good character guy!