Garrett Temple Rumors

All NBA Players

17
Garrett Temple
Garrett Temple
Position: C
Born: 05/05/86
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $1,100,602
Temple’s father bought him the Avalanche when he was in his second year in Baton Rouge in January 2007. His mom suggested he opt for the leather interior, but Temple chose the lowest-level model with cloth because it was cheaper. Two LSU teammates also owned an Avalanche so he fit in. That changed in the NBA. “You got Bentleys driving up,” the 28-year-old Temple said. “You see drop-tops. You see Ferraris and all this stuff. But I was good.”
via Washington Post
wpid-i_fe_60_38_182549839.jpg
Temple’s availability will be welcomed – he’s one of the team’s top perimeter defenders – but this story isn’t about his on-court contribution. This story is about his recent car purchase. NBA players, like most young people with money, spend lavishly and cars are usually atop the shopping list. But until a few weeks ago, Temple’s ride was a no-frills navy blue 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. After eight years and 93,000 miles, Temple finally replaced the SUV, known as the Blue Beast on campus when he attended LSU, with a Mercedes Benz S63 AMG. “I feel guilty driving it still,” Temple admitted.
via Washington Post
wpid-i_fe_60_38_182549839.jpg
While teammates are gearing up for the playoffs, Temple is dealing with a setback. The combo guard was on pace to return from a strained right hamstring before the end of the regular season, but said Sunday he re-aggravated the injury at practice Tuesday and may not play again this season. The plan was for Temple, 28, to return from his strained hamstring injury Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks or Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers at the latest, but that is no longer a possibility. The injury will set him back at least another two weeks and his postseason status is uncertain.
via Washington Post