Post by shaolinmaster on Apr 30, 2015 16:07:55 GMT
Tim Duncan and Chris Paul both were standout basketball player at Wake Forest University, not at the same time, more like 10 years apart. But now they are trying to beat other up at the NBA Playoffs. Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom sees a lot of similarities in the ways of Chris Paul and Tim Duncan.
""From the standpoint of being great players and very professional and extremely dedicated to the game, they are one in the same, definitely," said former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom . "I know first hand that Tim is driven. And I always say that one of my biggest disappointments is that I never had the chance to coach Chris Paul.
But this much is also clear: In addition to playing at the same university, Paul and Duncan are clearly cut from the same cloth. Both raised under similar traditional family values.
Tim is the way he is because of his family. His mother had a tremendous influence on him as a kid and his dad gave him a father's love. Tim mostly grew up around women, with aunts and sisters, and they had a positive affect on his personality and taught him about respect. His values are different than most athletes because of where he came from and what he was taught early on.
The only other star player who really had a structure like that was Chris. His virtues and his love for family are just like Tim's. Chris was very close to his grandfather, his mother and his father. When his grandfather died, it was absolutely devastating to Chris, who dedicated his very next high school game to his memory and scored the exact amount of points as his grandfather's age. With Chris, you just talked to his parents and his coach.""
No bozos who know nuttin' about roundball could call my L.A. boy Chris Paul a non-winner. And the BB experts agree with me!