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DJ Augustin
Position: G
Born: 11/10/87
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $3,000,000
Misery loves company, so all kinds of West powers can commiserate. The Grizzlies are 7-7. The Clippers are 6-7. The Rockets are 5-9. Makes the Thunder start, considering Kevin Durant has missed the last six games, seem downright smooth. “It’s early,” said veteran point guard D.J. Augustin. “We have a new coach, new system. Everything’s new over here. We’re not worrying about other teams. We’re worrying about ourselves. It’s early. We still have time to turn things around, which we will.”
Maybe Durant needed to remind the world of his greatness. Maybe he needed to remind himself—a bit of psychological rehab to match the long days spent working on his body. “I think it’s just coming from people doubting him,” said Thunder guard D.J. Augustin, a friend of Durant’s since their freshman year together at Texas. “He’s kind of like, ‘Man, well s–t, now it’s time for me to stand up for myself and say how I feel. All these years I been humble and been quiet and just kind of proving on the court what I can do. But I’m not going to let people attack me anymore, say I’m not this and not that.'”
DJ Augustin: Let me tell you a quick story about my grandfather. Because of Hurricane Ivan, I think some people underestimated Katrina. The evacuation warnings for Katrina were still “voluntary” until the day before it hit. We almost didn’t leave. Elderly people are the most vulnerable in hurricanes but I guess they can be the most stubborn sometimes. I love my grandfather, but he’s very stubborn. When the news started talking about Katrina, he didn’t want to evacuate because the last time nothing happened with Hurricane Ivan.
New Orleans is small, so everybody in New Orleans knows everybody. I talk to people over the years since Katrina happened, and everybody has different stories of what they heard from different people. My wife, who was my girlfriend then, had a friend die because she was walking through the water, trying to get to higher ground and she fell through a drain in the ground. She drowned. There was stuff like that going on and you never heard about it on the news.