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Kevin Love: “I had somewhat of an idea. I had, like everybody, weighed the options and had an idea of where he might go. I knew it was probably between Cleveland and Los Angeles. I think he’s always looking for a different challenge. He’s always wondering what’s next, and it feels like sometimes he’s playing chess and everybody else is playing checkers.
Drew Shiller: -Bill Simmons: “It felt like the last two years, every time Kevin Love got switched on to you, you had a flashback to Game 7 ’16 and you wanted to score on him. Is that fair? -Steph Curry: “Yes. That is very fair. I spent a whole year hearing about that one possession.”
Clarkson, one of three NBA players given an exemption by the league to play in Jakarta, said he had a frustrating time while his status for the tournament was being considered. The NBA also granted exemptions to Houston Rockets 7-foot-1 (2.17-meter) center Zhou Qi and Dallas Mavericks forward Ding Yanyuhang to play for China. “We went back and forth so many times, saying I was going to play, then I wasn’t going to play,” the 6-5 (1.96-meter) Clarkson told Philippines’ reporters after Thursday’s game. “Now, being able to participate is awesome.”
Clarkson, who qualifies to play for the Philippines through his maternal grandmother, has four days to get familiar with “fun style of play.” “I feel the support, the love all the time,” he said. “My grandma is real proud I’m able to do this now.”
What went through your mind when LeBron signed with the Lakers? Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers: Nothing. I just understood it was time for me and my teammates to step up. Make sure we’re all good and then continue to work hard and get better.
Along with fundamental skills like ballhandling, passing, and defense, there’s an additional panel at the camp focused on mental health, raising awareness of the issue amongst parents, while educating them on warning signs and ways to find support for their kids. “The struggles of some NBA players like DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Love, they just came out talking about their issues,” said Delon of the camp’s more holistic approach to development. “I think if we start teaching them young as they get older it might help. Even if it’s one kid out of everybody, you’re still helping one kid, and that’s all that matters.”