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Norris Cole
Norris Cole
Position: -
Born: 10/13/88
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:170 lbs. / 77.1 kg.
Earnings: $8,982,899 ($9,781,079*)
MT: There was one storyline earlier this summer about LeBron playing point guard, and my thought was … well, he’s always had the ball on offense and run the show because he’s great at it, but he’s not going to guard point guards. So, nothing new here… Frank Vogel: Correct, obviously, it’s an offensive role. It would be an offensive mindset. I went back and watched all of our playoff games from the last year we played Miami, just to look at that balance specifically, and (Mario) Chalmers and Norris Cole never brought the ball up. Almost the entire series. LeBron handled it the entire time. It’s not anything that’s going to be new if we play line ups with LeBron as the primary ballhandler. He’ll be in that role some, and he’ll be in a role with a true point guard too.
At a time when most NBA eyes will be in summer league in Las Vegas, Cole will be hosting a youth basketball clinic July 8-13 in Miami with his Norris Cole Foundation, in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. “I train in Miami and I wanted to give back to the community that I played in that had a major impact in my life, and Miami was my first professional job,” he said of his ongoing ties to South Florida. “I developed friends who became family. That community helped me grow as a man.”
Through it all, the basketball passion remained, including stints in Israel, Italy and this past season in Montenegro. “It’s the business of basketball,” he said of being cast aside by the Heat at the end of the team’s Big Three era, after appearing in three NBA Finals to open his career. “I wasn’t the first person ever to be traded, and I won’t be the last. So you don’t take it personal. That was my attitude about it. I keep in contact with the championship teammates — Shane Battier, my big brother Juwan Howard, Dwyane Wade. Dwyane actually, during my season in Europe, sent me some Way of Wade gear, which I appreciated greatly. It’s a brotherhood that never breaks. Those bonds will never be broken.”