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Quinn Cook
Quinn Cook
Position: G
Born: 03/23/93
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $3,000,000
The Los Angeles Lakers trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Quinn Cook tried to get some 2K action going to pass the time in the bubble, and the results turned out to be catastrophic. Things did not really go as planned, with the servers crashing even before they could get a game in. As it turns out, there were too many spectators on the feed, so the 2K servers were unable to cope.
Quinn Cook: Our shooting competitions are the best ever. Our film sessions – man, you walk out of there learning something new. We have so many basketball minds in there from all our players to our coaches. And it’s just building on our great habits. We have the talent. We’re going to be prepared. Our coaches and leaders will have us prepared. Now it’s just keying on those habits we have, and I don’t think it will take long. It’ll be quick. We’re all locked in. Our new guys, Swish (JR Smith) and Philly Cheese (Dion Waiters), I’m looking forward to integrating those guys. They’ve played at the highest level and played well … they bring something that we didn’t have as well, and I’m just looking forward to being with my guys.
Kevin Durant’s and Rich Kleiman’s new Showtime documentary “BASKETBALL COUNTY: In The Water” shines a light on Durant’s home of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and its residents’ disproportionate success on the basketball court. Since 2000, the region — which is home to some 800,000 people in total — has produced countless college basketball players, about a dozen WNBA stars, and roughly 25 NBA players, including Los Angeles Lakers point guard Quinn Cook. “If you grow up in PG [County] and you want to play basketball, you have a head start on the competition,” Cook told Insider. “You have so much access to a lot of greatness.”
Though many prospects in positions similar to his may have considered taking their talents overseas, Cook never lost sight of his NBA dream and refused to waver. “I never thought about it. I never entertained it,” Cook said. “I told my agent to never bring me anything overseas. If it wasn’t the NBA, I didn’t want to do it. I think that’s where it starts. If you’re contemplating on overseas and have one foot in one foot out, you lose focus. But for me, I was zeroed in. I was focused in on making the league.”
Why would Burks and Robinson rather lose with the Warriors than chase a championship win with the Sixers? Other ex-Warriors, such as Quinn Cook, also can provide enlightenment. “When Golden State calIed,” Cook recalled this week, “I told my agent, ‘I didn’t care if I never play. I don’t have to play. I just want to be a part of the organization. I want to learn every single day from those guys.’ “And not just because the Warriors had just won and had won two of the last three NBA Finals, and gone to three straight Finals. It wasn’t just that. It was just the people that were there.” That was back in October 2017.
A part of him remains with the franchise, and always will. “Just being there, it just meant a lot,” Cook said. “It just meant a lot, having relationships with those guys. It means the world to me because it was a true family. They accepted me and they accepted all the young guys who were new to the team, and they treated us like every other player, man. Just to have relationships with guys like that, to learn from guys like that, it means the world and it’s something I cherish to this day.”
“Vets accepted me,” Cook said. “Shaun and Andre and Zaza would tell me, every day, ‘Be a star in your role.’ I remember a couple times, especially in second year, Shaun and Andre would tell me ‘shoot the ball.’ “A lot of guys you hear about in the league, that they’re always selfish,” Cook added. “Or they only think about this. They don’t want to bring up the (younger) guy because it could affect playing minutes or money or whatever. Man, those dudes, Shaun and Andre, they wanted me to get 20 every night. It was, ‘Go shoot (with second unit).’ They would just lift my confidence every single day.”
While Durant is the most well-known product of the county — and his fame as a two-time Finals MVP provided the weight to get the documentary on such a large platform — the story of basketball in the area cannot be limited to any one player or one moment in time. Alongside his business partner Rich Kleiman, Durant has produced this project as part of their burgeoning Thirty Five Ventures media empire. They enlisted Oladipo and Cook as producers, with Oladipo also serving as the narrator for the 51-minute film.
“It’s something I always wanted to do,” Cook said of the project. “And I think it’s time for our city to start getting the recognition and the credit it deserves for producing a lot of great African Americans. Not just athletes. Everything. “If you look at the guys in the NBA, guys that we followed, guys that are from the area, one thing I can say is, there’s no quit in none of us. There’s no quit,” Cook continued. “We’ve all been through something basketball-related, health-related, real-life, just everything, and we made it through, never quitting and just believing in ourselves. That’s something that’s different about us. It’s got to be in the water.”
Durant returned for Game 5 but was sidelined for good in the second quarter. The Warriors rallied to win, returning to Oakland down 3-2 in the series. They led by five (85-80) late in the third quarter of Game 6 when five-time All-Star Klay Thompson limped off with a torn ACL. Entering to replace Thompson, Cook knew what that meant. Without KD and Klay the series would tilt toward the Raptors. They won Game 6, sending the Warriors into the offseason. “But I still believe … if K doesn’t get hurt … it’s not even close,” Cook told NBC Sports Bay Area in a Zoom conference Wednesday. “We win in five.”
Tt’s only fitting that his family members who still live here spent Friday afternoon delivering meals to local firefighters and police officers. They said the meals are meant to be a gesture of appreciation to those first responders who are serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. On behalf of the Quinn Cook Foundation, Cook’s mother and sister handed out a total of 120 lunches at different locations.
“There’s a lot of people in the league with LeBron’s body,” Clippers’ coach Doc Rivers said. “There’s no one in the league with his brain.” James sees things before anyone else. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of every player in the league and their tendencies. He knows where his teammates should be, and how their defenders will likely react. “He knows everybody,” Quinn Cook said. “He could be last guy on the bench on the team, but he knows he’s left-handed, he’s a shooter, don’t go under him, he’s a driver, stuff like that. He pays attention to the game, he watches the game and he studies. He helps us get prepared just with his voice.”
Cook, the Lakers back-up point guard, was on a Washington, DC podcast, Wizards Talk, Friday and talked about KD, who was one of four Nets who admitted he had tested positive for coronavirus last weekend. There’s been no updates on his condition since then. “He’s good. He’s good,” Cook said. “His spirits are good. K is in great spirits, still being K, man. Low, mellow, chill, moving at his own pace.”
Storyline: Coronavirus
Cook, the Lakers back-up point guard, was on a Washington, DC podcast, Wizards Talk, Friday and talked about KD, who was one of four Nets who admitted he had tested positive for coronavirus last weekend. There’s been no updates on his condition since then. “He’s good. He’s good,” Cook said. “His spirits are good. K is in great spirits, still being K, man. Low, mellow, chill, moving at his own pace.”
Storyline: Coronavirus
Cook then praised Durant for coming forward, admitting he was one of the four Nets that tested positive, and spreading awareness about the virus. “He’s just encouraging social distancing, staying inside and don’t expose others,” Cook said on Durant. “For him to step up to the plate and use his platform to spread awareness, it’s brave. That’s the kind of guy he is. He’s fine. He’s doing great.”
Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures has the documentary, called “In the Water”, listed as still in development on its website. With players like Durant, University of Maryland legend Len Bias, and Pacers all-star guard Victor Oladipo all coming from the same place, this will surely be a must-watch. Markelle Fultz, Jeff Green, Quinn Cook, and Ty Lawson are also some of the better known local products to make it in the NBA. The documentary will air on Showtime.
But the Lakers don’t have anyone else who can consistently handle the ball under duress, outside James. Avery Bradley is probably ill-suited if Clippers guard Patrick Beverley picks him up with full-court pressure. At least Rondo has some of the skills needed to get the Lakers into their offense—more so than Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Bradley. “He overdribbles,” said a Western Conference executive. “The team needs another guard who can handle but who can also play off of LeBron as a shooter. That’s not Rondo.”
Quinn Cook: Each team is different. But I think special teams have little things like attention to detail. How together we are on and off the floor is a factor. Obviously, we’re all talented. But how you come together or how you make sacrifices toward a common goal is what separates this team and any championship team I’ve been on – high school, USA, college and obviously the NBA. Just those characteristics stick out.
JH: What does the Lakers brand mean to you? Have you had any moments this season where it hit you like man this is special? Anthony Davis: That is crazy that you asked that because I was at the arena yesterday and during the game, during one of the timeouts it happened and I was just looking around and I have always been playing so I never really had a chance to really take it all in. So the timeout was going on and I am looking around the arena and the Staples Center, I am looking at the banners and everything and I told one of my teammates, Quinn Cook, I tapped him during the huddle while coach was talking and I said ‘Man this is crazy, it just hit me that I am a Laker.” He was like for real? I was like yeah it just hit me that I am a Laker. So that happened last night [laughs].