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Eric Bledsoe
Eric Bledsoe
Position: G
Born: 12/09/89
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $14,500,000
NBA.com: So it was Jamal Crawford, when you were both with the Clippers, who tagged you with the “Mini-LeBron” nickname. How did that come about? Eric Bledsoe: He’d tell me he had guys like Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, my main guy Chris Paul telling him how I’d stand out every time I get in the game, doing the stuff I do. He’d really only seen selected things, like blocking shots or chasing down shots, or getting a crazy dunk or something else to stand out from the crowd. He just started calling me that.
NBA.com: What sort relationship do you have with LeBron? Eric Bledsoe: He’s like a big brother to me. I used to call him, text him for advice, on leading my team and stuff like that. He’s a great friend. NBA.com: When did your paths first cross? Eric Bledsoe: My first time meeting him was in college — he came to one of our practices in Kentucky. It just went on from there. Then I became friends with Chris Paul and he was around, and then it started growing from there.
NBA.com: Thoughts on seeing up close and playing with Giannis? Eric Bledsoe: It’s crazy. I didn’t understand how talented he is. The guy can score 30 points and he doesn’t even make a 3-pointer. It’s crazy to see because he works hard on his shooting. Once he figures that out, he’s gonna be scary. Then he’s gonna start picking teams apart. NBA.com: Have you consciously tried to reduce his workload? Eric Bledsoe: I do, I do. That’s what good players do, try to help their team. The point guard is the most important position on the court. They often have to be the best player, not by choice but because that’s what the game demands as far as all the thinking you have to do and picking and choosing when to score or pass, things like that.