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Hasheem Thabeet
Hasheem Thabeet
Position: None
Born: 02/16/87
Height: 7-3 / 2.21
Weight:263 lbs. / 119.6 kg.
Where were you mentally a year ago? Hasheem Thabeet: I was broken. Things were not going well for me. Coming into the league as the No. 2 pick, I feel like so many things were thrown towards me. Things happened so quick for me. I came over as a sophomore year of high school. I played two years of [AAU basketball], three years of college and then already a pro. I just started playing basketball. A whole lot of things have been thrown towards me so soon. It’s because I didn’t really play basketball my whole life. I had to figure it out by 15. I would get attacked, or [hear], ‘He’s not doing what he’s supposed to do.’ You’re expected to be the next thing, all these comparisons come my way. I felt like I was cornered, like everything coming towards me. Everything happening so fast. I was down. Everything I do is wrong. Everybody had high expectations, and I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Hasheem Thabeet: I was like, ‘What? I was here the whole time.’ I was so hard on myself that I wanted to go back to Tanzania. If I go back home, I can still live great. I’m already doing well for myself. I have businesses going on. I can go back home, and live and be great. I’m like, ‘Man, I’m too young. Learn the game.’ I love the game. I love my teammates. Even when I wasn’t playing I would hang out with Kevin. We would talk about all the games. I’m in it, but I’m not in it. I’m having all kinds of struggles over there, and one day I’m like, ‘I’m still here watching these games those guys they are playing. I can compete with these guys.’