From Sullinger's post Raptors pre-draft workout interview (click above to view):
"A a lot of rumors actually have you slipping in the draft, does that put any added pressure when you come to these workouts?"
"Not really, but most of you never played basketball so what can they say? But, it is what it is. I support it. Because, you know, day one, I've been an underdog. It's life. I like it. Keep letting me slip. I don't mind."
"Is your back okay?"
"Yeah, my back is fine. Nothing is wrong it. My back is fine."
Sullinger's false underdog narrative really bothered me at the end of last season. When did anyone really, truly doubt Ohio State? Sure they lost (and played not exactly their best) during a not exactly opportunistic stretch in February, but they were one of college basketball's elite for the vast majority of the season. I'm all for guys playing their own psychiatrist to get what they need out of themselves but there's a point where fringe self motivation flirts with bizarre insecurity. So is his back okay? It's not exactly like he'd say otherwise if it wasn't. Needless to say, while as a Rockets fan, getting someone who at one point thought to be the potential sixth pick in the draft at #14 would be solid value, but I have more pause than I did before certainly.
The first "ride" I ever went on as a child and alas, these extremely grown football player's reaction gauge from clowning to the same sheer tower I as a 9 year old exhibited. To be young again...
HE REALLY LOVES OHIO STATE. WHY? HE JUST DOES. HE'S FROM FLORIDA BUT HE'S ALWAYS BEEN A BUCKEYE.
/Commits to Ohio State
/Realizes he doesn't graduate high school for almost 2 years.
/Does the same B.S. for like 4 other major college football powers du jour.
Dorky but awesome. Randy Edsall could use one or two of these to have a prayer of keeping his job.
Gawker's answer to DJ with a deserved shot across the bow of a relative has been.
I don't even why do I want this oh god why.
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