It takes a village to raise Jason Terry

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Another great piece from Jessica Camerato at CSNNE.com on Jason Terry and his many influences that have helped him in his career. It's helping me forget how well #20 shot today in China against the Clippers.

Benedict Allen wanted the ball more. He wanted to be the ball handler in pick-and-rolls. He wanted to feel loved. In Terry, we've got a player who embodies UBUNTU and won't bring that selfishness to the table. I'd like to personally thank his mom, his high school basketball coach, Gary Payton, and Avery Johnson for molding him into the leader he is today. I love this line from the article:

The influences who shaped Jason Terry's career

"Push the starters, that's our job," Terry told CSNNE.com. "Our job is to make them better and make it game-like every time we step on the floor. We want it to be even tougher than the game is."

He continued with a laugh, "They're young, so they're going to do whatever I say anyways. If I tell them jump on one leg, bark like a dog, they're going to do it. But what I do is lead by example. I have to make sure I'm right every day, make sure I'm early, make sure I'm in tune with what's going on, and then direct them with my voice."

You think "that guy" would say something like that? Jason Terry, do you think "that guy" would say something like that?

Jason Terry: "Who?"

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker