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Kent Bazemore
Kent Bazemore
Position: G
Born: 07/01/89
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.2 kg.
Salary: $15,730,337
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Bazemore was surrounded by friends when his deal became official, but the first call he placed was back home to his mother to inform her of the life-changing news. “My mom [was my first call],” Bazemore said. “I was with everyone else, I was actually at a wedding in Chicago when it happened. I called my mom and she was going crazy [along] with my little brother. “It’s a great moment in our culture when things like that happen, it’s a huge moment for everyone. Everyone that grew up with me, everyone that has been there, it’s always a huge moment. It was just a time to rejoice and put a smile on someone’s face.”
For Bazemore, positively affecting the community and earning a $70 million contract was unfathomable after earning the 15th roster spot on the Golden State Warriors and starting a combined 25 games prior to his breakout campaign last season. “It’s still unreal,” Bazemore said. “When you put it into perspective, what I’ve done, it’s a thing of the past for me and I think about it here and there to kind of humble myself. I want more, I’m a relentless worker. For me, seeing that I’ve come this far, who’s to say I can’t go even farther, twice as far, three times as far? It’s definitely a piece that gives me tremendous belief and faith. But there’s still more to go for me.”
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Teague rejected any notion there is a rift between he and Schroder. “It’s not about me and Dennis,” Teague said. “… I don’t know why people always make it like there is bad blood. I’m not even that type of guy. I want the best for everybody. I was happy when he got his extension. I saw him work hard every day to become a better player. He deserved it. I was happy when (Kent Bazemore) got his chance and his money. I love that team over there. I love those guys over there. I never wish bad on anybody or hope they don’t do well. I hope they all play great.”
Happenstance No. 1 came on the night of February 21, 2014. At the time, Bazemore was shuttling between the Golden State Warriors—playing sparingly for the burgeoning superteam—and their D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz. Fourteen separate times, Bazemore was assigned or recalled from Santa Cruz during his two seasons with Golden State. Despite the mental and physical toll all that yo-yoing took on him, he remained steadfast in his routine. “I worked so hard every day,” Bazemore recalls. “The first year-and-a-half, two years, every day: I showed up early, stayed late. Showed up early, stayed late. Worked with Joe Boylan, who’s now with Memphis, doing a lot of pick-and-roll, using my athleticism and shooting. So many shots every day. I mean, it was a lot, to the point I’d ice my shoulder, ice my elbow.”
3 weeks ago via SLAM