Rodney Hood Rumors

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Rodney Hood
Rodney Hood
Position: F
Born: 10/20/92
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:187 lbs. / 84.8 kg.
Salary: $1,406,520
After regularly reading the Holy Bible last year, Hood is currently ingesting a self-help book written by popular evangelical Christian pastor and author Rick Warren titled: Daily Inspiration for The Purpose Driven Life. Hood hauls the brown-covered book with him while traveling, has been spotted carrying it with him while entering the arena this postseason and keeps it in his locker for easy access. The motivational messages, which include 1,000 scriptural passages and reflections by Warren, soothe the soul of this young player and newish dad. Hood is soaking up the inspiration. He’s trying to find his way in life as much as he’s trying to find a way to contribute to the Jazz’s success on the court during the franchise’s first postseason in five years.
Hood grew up smack dab in the middle of the Bible Belt in Meridian, Mississippi. Though he says he’s “not a religious guy,” the affable young man is a believer. He humbly and eagerly seeks spiritual comfort, guidance and peace. “I feel like I’m a spiritual guy. I believe in God. I believe in a higher power,” Hood said, unabashedly, from his locker and within earshot of teammates and reporters after a second-round game against Golden State at Oracle Arena. “This (reading) is something that keeps me calm, keeps me level-headed when things go different ways in my life.”