People automatically think that this guy ain’t from the hood, like he ain’t cut from a different cloth, like he supposed to be soft. Like he’s light skin so people make him out to be soft. People make him out to be a soft, jump shooting guy. And he continued to get better and better. But the No. 1 thing, whether it’s former players or current players, all those that hate on Steph. Some of them will show you their hand that they’re hating, and some secretly do it. It all boils down to the saying: “They want to see you do good, but never better than them.” It’s jealousy. But how much of this world is built on jealousy? It ain’t never changing. .. and he’s doing better than a lot of people.
July 27, 2017 | 10:59 pm EDT Update
LeBron, who is frequently spotted at his son’s games, was in attendance at the Adidas Uprising event in Las Vegas on Thursday. That’s when he noticed the score was wrong. During a timeout, LeBron walked on the court and approached the scorer’s table, pointing out that the score was wrong. He just had to make sure they got it right. They listened.
He’s a self-taught pianist who has performed in many packed concert venues, which brings about a different form of pressure. And he’s now a licensed pilot on the brink of achieving his instrument rating. Carlisle understands the pressure in aviation literally can come with life-and-death consequences. Asked what he thought about his coach being a part-time pilot, Mavs owner Mark Cuban replied, “I hope he’s a good one.”
There were practical reasons for Carlisle to pursue his pilot’s license and buy a plane, such as the desire to visit his parents more often. They live in Ogdensburg, New York, near the Canadian border, a trip that requires two flights and a two-hour drive if traveling commercially — an all-day ordeal. In his plane, Carlisle can make a direct flight and a five-minute drive to his folks’ farm. Carlisle used to typically make only one trip per year to visit his parents. He visited them four times this offseason.
Rick Carlisle: “My great friend and mentor Chuck Daly once compared NBA coaching to being the pilot of an aircraft navigating through the turbulence that inevitably comes with any NBA season. ‘An NBA head coach’s job,’ as Chuck so succinctly said, ‘is at the end of the season to safely land the plane…’ I’m gonna keep working on my landings.”