HoopsHype Nick Collison rumors
The history of NBA players who have worn customized protective masks runs deep. From Laimbeer and Hamilton, the former masked men list extends from Alonzo Mourning to Zydrunas Ilgauskas and includes Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Last season alone, Charlie Villanueva, Jason Terry, Manu Ginobili and Hedo Turkoglu (who publicly opposed wearing the mask while in Toronto) wore the thin piece of plastic for protection. But if safety is first, comfort comes in dead last. “It didn’t fit right,” Collison explained. “I took it off and threw it into the first row. Our trainer went and got it and made me put it back on after a timeout. The hardest part is looking down for a bounce pass. The nose part kind of gets in your vision and then your peripheral isn’t as good. It’s funny. The two possessions I wasn’t wearing it I dodged a couple Yao Ming elbow like a boxer.” Beyond The Beat
Nick Collison: Congrats @colea45 Im excited to have u on the squad. Even more excited 4you to bring me my newspaper &eggwhite omelete every morning rookie Twitter
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