Rico Haynes got the run

I’m not exactly one for off-season social media content. I’ll take a quick look, but it’s not like I’m hard on finding live feeds for photos James Harden or from Milk before versus skimmed milk after.

Although, Rico Haynes and his summer tours in the NBA are different.

Maybe it was my old millennial self that didn’t really appreciate the presence of this content. Or, perhaps, my hunger for the NBA, in general, and the Toronto Raptors, specifically, have grown so ferocious that I began to play like Pavlov’s dog at the mere mention of a morsel of NBA episodes—don’t count the disgruntled player drama.

Either way, thank goodness for running Rico Haynes.

If you still don’t know – I’ve forgiven you – Rico is a player development coach – I’m sure he’s popular in inland professional basketball circles for other disciplines – Famous to us for content – fans craving for his summer pick – even games with NBAers.

He is now also an official coach for the Toronto Raptors.

(By the way: Chalk one for Raptors CEOs…again.

With a simple signature, they are:

A. It surpassed one of the biggest pick-up scenes in the NBA off-season.

B. They got their brand in a major way – Rico was handing out Raptors Ts as if Red Bull The promoter is luscious. And the,

c. Most of all, he got all players, expectations (Pantone, DJ Wilson, Champagne, Coloco, Gabby Brown, Jeff Doten), and potential prospects (Garrett Colfer, Jalen Harris… and Jake Lehman).[?]) to connect with the likes of Steve Curry, James Harden and Paul George.

Picture of the Toronto Raptors running Rico Haynes which includes Jalen Harris (second from left), Jake Lehman (long white pencil in the middle), and Garrett Culver (behind Earl Watson all look mean).

Now, before you lecture like “Dude, don’t overreact about some stupid runs. Just because Koloko runs P&R with Sweat Pants Freddy doesn’t mean he’s going to be in the spin.” I know, okay.

Just because I watch elves jump from tree to tree in Lord of the Rings doesn’t mean I think they have an entire civilization thriving in the nearby rainforest. (Although I really like how tighter Scotty’s squared dribble has gotten, and have I seen Coloco block a hundred, oh, and Gary looked like he might win a three-point championship this year… and when are we actually going to sign Jarrett Culver…!?).

Besides, Oren Weisfeld scolded me already on one of the manyAnd the manyAnd the mani rap up Videos We did it this summer (seriously, there’s like 10 go check’em out).

And David Thorpe, another player development expert, from TrueHoop, had the same thing Harmph Feelings when, on Birds of Prey Show With Will Low, Thorpe made it clear that he’d rather his players do high-intensity workouts than play random mini-games where no one goes 100%. He worries that if they succeed too much, their motivation to work even harder will wane.

Well, Coach and Oren, do we think, maybe, we’re overreacting too much to overreacting?

I think there is something to be said for testing newly acquired skills and newly emerging physical traits in a live environment against peers – whether that’s 75% or 90%. These guys know it’s different in the league. I’m not sure they’re far enough away to believe that if they dominate in the summer games, they would suddenly finish training.

This is a place to experiment out of the blue and get some feel of the game’s speed and physicality. nothing else. (Indeed, in the last video below, Earl Watson addressed this concern very forcefully.)

But this is neither here nor there.

Because I’m here to see the content anyway.

The reasons are twofold.

One. How fun is it to see NBA players behind the scenes? To watch them completely remove themselves from the celebrity.

With NBA games, it’s like watching the actors in a movie. They might as well be playing in a world far and away. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. They are so good, so big and so common, that I see nothing of myself in them – Keep your jokes to yourselves, readers.

But here, in these runs, they are more like us. They get up, eat some random shit in the fridge, throw in some random gear they think looks fresh, fart, head to the local gym—maybe carpools—and pick the teams and the game.

In these moments, wherever and whenever we are, we are all just bullshit.

I love that either.

Which brings me to the second point.

Rico is the patron saint of hoops. Players make a pilgrimage to his games; He blesses them with every hoarse cheer and loving pat on the Pom. His joy is intrinsically linked to their success and their success is intrinsically linked to his love.

It’s not just Ricoh’s leadership that we – and we – rejoice in.

After running, speeches come. Rico I. He pulls out a huge scoop of “tough love,” barely-speaking forcefully, but he can’t help but smile and hug everyone when it’s all over. When he’s finished with the streams, the devious Earl Watson comes up in a slapstick, and enters into a post-game soliloquy that sends everyone home with a fire in their stomach.

Gallery a: Earl comes out of thin air spicier than when you forget you’ve sliced ​​a jalapeño and then wipe your eyes, or worse yet, go pee…:

Figure B: I am appalled when ‘The Wall’ finally screams to honor Jon Wall’s comeback from a very long hiatus that included Lots of physical and mental challenges Along the way. (Also, keep listening to the kind, shy Pascal.)


Figure C: Another good thing.

Again, why do I love these. It’s rare to see an NBA coach speak for himself. Stupid tacky coach audio clips on stupid cable.

Earl gives it straight. Riku does it too: he tells some guys ‘don’t come back’ [to the runs]Then Lou Will presents props to a potential client I don’t recognize, Rico presents the potential props, takes them away, and says you’re going to be ‘alright.’ It’s all raw.

Oh man, it also shows you what these guys are going through and how important leadership, honesty, and support along the way are. Another fun, little anecdote – Pay attention to the players and coaches – Earl explains why they play until only 7, 1, in the run.

After that, you can talk to the vets.

This is one of the most valuable announcements these shows give players – and neither Oren nor Coach Thorpe talk about it…right?

First, you play against super guys like Trae, Steph and Pascal and tough guys like Dray and Pat Bev. And then you hear them all afterwards.

You see leadership in all its colours: Pascal is all mumbling and humble. Paul George straight And Drey’s fan is, you know…Dray (poor, Gabby Brown, MSU fellow, It is explicitly called); Steve educational; Pooh Jeter, who you may not know, is certificate of grinding In all its terrible glory. until you get it wise wisdom From former NBA star, Baron Davis.

I coach the ball and I train because as much as I love the sport itself, I feel energized by the way it brings me and people together. I am not a social beetle flapping from one shoulder to the other. I rely on environments where everyone congregates for the same purpose and with roughly the same values.

Hoops are mycelium mesh. It is where we understand each other. Where we nurture each other – through teamwork or through competition. Where we grow together.

Running like Rico Heinz—or at the local park or gym nearby—is where the athletic foundation is built and where it thrives. That’s why I love these videos. Cause I’m a sappy, hooper. Cause I’m a sappy, hooper.

Welcome to Toronto, Rico.

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On a note of love, hoops and togetherness.

ringer NBA writer Jonathan Tagarks was diagnosed with a horrific and persistent form of cancer some time ago. After surgery and treatment, he is now I entered a hospice.

For those of you who haven’t read or listened to Tjarks, he’s a brilliant basketball genius. Made his knowledge of college and the NBA ringer NBA content you must consume. He was consistent in a game of out-of-place hoops before it materialized as the real deal and was absurd and analytically accurate. I miss reading his stuff so much.

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