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BJ Mullens
BJ Mullens
Position: None
Born: 02/14/89
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:274 lbs. / 124.7 kg.
With a taste for the unconventional, he now has his eyes fixed on an alternative summer job. In 2012, his British passport arrived in the mail, sparking a frenetic but ultimately fruitless courtship to recruit him for Great Britain’s Olympic squad. He was in, then out. Confusion reigned when he was taking part in a training game in Charlotte on the same day his no-show for London was announced. There was no misdirection, Mullens affirms. “I had a toe injury in April that year. It really messed everything up about the Olympics. It sucked not going there. But it was better for me. My son was born in August so there was no chance of me missing that.”
Some NBA players have floated on a cloud of privilege since their early teens, lifted by their talents beyond the harsh sides of real life. The Clippers’ big man worked as a plumber to pay his way through high school and then witnessed the dark recesses of society at first hand, spending his summers behind bars, not as an inmate but as a team-mate of the prisoners of Ross Correctional Institution in Ohio, a medium-security facility which doubled as his neighbourhood practice court. Over two thousand would gather in the prison gym to see the unusual guest star. “What surprised me most,” Mullens states, “was how good these guys are.”
However, Mullens confirmed over the weekend he was still open to playing for Britain and Deng believes that goes for Gordon too. ‘With any player, it’s just like any other job, the more you show them attention and show them how interested you are, the more they want to play for you,’ he said. ‘GB has to be in touch with these guys, and even hire somebody who can go and watch them every now and then.