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Corey Maggette
Corey Maggette
Position: -
Born: 11/12/79
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Earnings: $89,131,524 ($110,991,053*)
Corey Maggette: As far as with Kobe, you just knew that he was different. He was different. I remember the call that I got from Rob and Kobe. Rob called me and said, ‘Man, you wouldn’t believe where I am right now.’ I said, ‘Where?’ He said, ‘Man, we’re in the middle of the ocean and Kobe is trying to prepare himself for the rigors of the season. He’s swimming with great white sharks.’ I’m like, ‘What?!’ He said, ‘He’s literally swimming with great white sharks.’ I’ll never forget that. He sent me a video of him literally swimming with great white sharks. And Kobe was like, ‘Hey, if you want to get some of this Mamba, you need to come swim with the sharks.’ I’m like, ‘Kob, I’m not coming to swim with no damn sharks, man. You’re on your own with that one.’ It was just a different approach.
What do you remember about the summer of 2004, when Kobe was considering joining the Clippers? Corey Maggette: Honestly, man, the information was very vague. As a player, we didn’t hear much. We knew that Kobe, in that process, talked to (then-Clippers coach) Mike Dunleavy and they were trying to figure out if it was something. But honestly, I thought it was really a scare tactic for the Lakers to solidify himself there. But who knows. It could have (been true). But I always thought, when I heard it, that it was more of, again, the scare tactic for the Lakers.
Before winning four state championships and back-to-back Mr. Basketball awards at Simeon, Parker attended camps where Chicago players he looked up to — such as Corey Maggette, Bobby Simmons and Antoine Walker — worked as instructors. “But the one that stands out for me is the Juwan Howard camp,” Parker said. “That’s why I loved every second of his Michigan hire. I know he really, truly loves the kids. He doesn’t need to coach. But his enjoyment for it and his energy toward it helps everyone around him. “Chicago basketball is a brotherhood. That’s why we need to come back. It’ll be a great summer for kids to have these memories. And I teach them most importantly to have fun. Do everything with hard work and emphasis. But if you’re not having fun, all that goes out the window.”