There are but two choices

When the Warriors take the floor tonight against the Raptors, this corner of the net will now be cheering just a wee bit less enthusiastically for the home team, on account of this specific ‘take on life’, articulated clearly in this story and by the father of the invader’s starting PG, DeMarcus Nelson.


A wonderful story of perseverance and determination

A defensive standout at Duke, Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s structured system changed his game from pure scorer to well-rounded player. As the lone senior and captain last season, he averaged 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists and [in March] was named the ACC’s defensive player of the year as Duke won 28 games.

Said DeMarcus’ father, an associate Baptist pastor:

“I know people reading this story are shocked about DeMarcus. But my son is tough. We did have a five-minute pity party after the draft. But in life, you have two choices: You can lay down or you can get up. He got up and did it the hard way.”


The authentically ‘tough’ ones GET UP … each and every time. 😉

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4 Responses to “There are but two choices”

  1. Dan H Says:

    Glad its just a wee bit 😉

  2. khandor Says:

    Dan H,

    Not to worry … if you’ve found and read on this blog what I’ve had to say already about a film like the, ‘The Wild Bunch’ you’ll know how I feel about the subject of Loyalty. 🙂

    If not, just let me know and I’ll point you in the right direction.

  3. Raps Fan Says:

    good find. i was wondering who nelson was during the game.

  4. khandor Says:

    Raps Fan,

    IMO … one of Don Nelson’s many ‘coaching miscues’ in that game vs the Raptors was to NOT come back with DeMarcus Nelson [PG] later in the contest.

    It will be interesting to see how Nellie handles the entire situation in Golden State this season.

    There’s a tonne of talent on their roster this season … and, based upon what I saw in this game no legit reason whatsoever for this team to not be highly competitive with the remainder of the Western Conference … save, of course, the LA Lakers [and, possibly, the Houston Rockets].

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