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ESPN gives Nerlens Noel the All-Access treatment

The NBA Draft is a little over a month away, and the NBA Draft Lottery is tomorrow night, which means we’ll find out which team is lucky enough to win Nerlens Noel’s services. Nerlens is the consensus projected number one pick, and spent the end of last week at the Draft Combine interviewing with teams and the media. ESPN went one step further, profiling Nerlens for their All-Access series. Check it out above. Here are my highlights:

— The camera crews follow Nerlens through some of his rehab exercises, which include balancing on a bosu ball, riding a stationary bike, and using various weight machines.

— We get the first glimpse of Nerlens’ bright pink scar, and yes, I shuddered.

— The best part is when Stephania Bell and Nerlens walk into a gym, which is apparently the first time Nerlens has been back on the court to work out since his injury. Now, this very well could have been set up by ESPN, but Nerlens’ emotions in the moment seem genuine.

Good luck, big guy.

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12 Comments for ESPN gives Nerlens Noel the All-Access treatment



  1. Drew
    10:35 am May 20, 2013 Permalink

    Good kid. I am glad he is rehabbing successfully.



  2. bigabes4uk
    10:41 am May 20, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t know about you guys, but that kinda got me misty. What a great kid- wish all the success in the world for him and also wonder what could have been for us this year. He is such a fighter.



  3. Mike
    11:01 am May 20, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like he’s been working on his free throws some lol.



  4. SW52
    11:09 am May 20, 2013 Permalink

    Love that kid. I’m not sure there has been a bigger emotional impact by a player in just one short season than Nerlens has had…especially considering how that season went.



  5. Tdr76
    11:11 am May 20, 2013 Permalink

    He has already made us all proud! Nothing but the very best.



  6. OwensboroCat
    12:13 pm May 20, 2013 Permalink

    Go get em big fella.



  7. MizzippiState
    12:37 pm May 20, 2013 Permalink

    I love this kid. Go get em big fella.



  8. SwagBlue
    12:44 pm May 20, 2013 Permalink

    Great player…better person. I’d draft him as a lottery pick on his attitude and positive influence alone. Hope the knee heals and he gets stronger to excel on the next level.
    I actually like the guy so much I named my dog after him. Good luck Nerlens!



  9. Pass Rush
    12:49 pm May 20, 2013 Permalink

    What a great kid!! I hope he goes number 1!!



  10. BigBlueFan
    3:42 pm May 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is that Jim Nantz as his PT?



  11. Lil c
    4:34 pm May 20, 2013 Permalink

    He hit more free throws in this video than he did all year! Lol. Glad to see the big fella recovering!



  12. Is it?
    5:18 pm May 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is this the door at Memphis? or an imposter attempting to jump on the UK bandwagon?