Athletes are not role models, but he was. Happy 41st to number 41.
“…And G League guys play really hard because they’re playing for their livelihood. They’re trying to get called up and fulfill their dream.”
“When I won, I thought, I have these great seats, a car that says Legends all over it that looks like a basketball, I’m now the “Superfan!”
“We’ve had multiple guys on assignments from other teams,” MacKinnon added. “Frank Jackson, Kenrich Williams, Gary Trent. They all improved while they were here. From a development standpoint and from a community standpoint, I think we’ve had a tremendous year.”
“I’m just trying to get my rhythm back after two surgeries in a row. It’s tough to get game simulation with your 3’s. I was able to take a couple steps forward after a step back with the surgeries. I’m just trying to get my rhythm back and get my confidence.”
“I think this week off is going to be good for us. The last two weeks we’ve had a lot of games. We’ll come back and get right back to what we’ve been doing. Hopefully we can get a string of wins and get into the playoffs.”
“It was kind of funny, before the play I asked the defender guarding me if he thought I could make it and he said ‘no, you’re not gonna score on me.’ I said alright. It was a little challenge and that always keeps me going.”
“…You react to the game naturally, the natural offensive flow. Coach Mac has been on me to basically shoot more if I get open opportunities. A lot came tonight. It really is as simple as that.”
“It was amazing, an amazing experience. It was a dream come true. I was nervous when I got in. The whole time I’m thinking I just want to get this moment over so I can get the jitters and the bugs out of my stomach and just play basketball.”
“I just asked them questions like how the coaches and players were. They had nothing but positive things to say about it. I knew it was going to be an easy and smooth transition to come down and play with a great group of guys here.”
“…Hopefully we’ve helped people and I’ve had a small role in helping people improve their careers and improve their lives.”
“I think you have to enjoy your time where you’re at. Definitely get to know the place, learn the history about where you are and make sure you’re making the best of all your situations…”
“…Once it was over and we won, we sat back and had seen the videos and all the things that people made, and it was unbelievable. It was emotional. But we were so focused on winning the next game one by one that we were just locked in.”
“If you’re not being you, then he looks at what he can do to make you comfortable. He’s one of my favorite coaches of all time.”"
“…I think in the first three quarters against Austin, and the second half tonight, I thought we executed our defensive game plan as well as we have all season.”
“I mean, it’s just guys that know how to play the game. When you get guys that know how to play basketball together on the court, regardless of whether they know each other, it’s just playing the game.”
Asher said what now?
“It’s a funky way to schedule a back-to-back, but hey, it is what it is. That’s the G League.”
“We have a four game road trip coming up against all the California teams. It’s always tough to play on the road, so hopefully we can find some good consistency and put some wins together.”
“It’s just being consistent. Just do my job, just be a great teammate. Everyone sees that. It’s not always about scoring, especially at this level. At the next level, all you’re gonna be is a role player. So it’s about showing what you can do off the ball and hopefully I can continue doing that.”