NBA guru David Aldridge wrote one million words (I’m not exaggerating) in a piece on NBA.com yesterday, and buried in the written abyss is an interview with Josh Harrellson, who is his “Mr. Fifteen” this week. Aldridge spoke with Jorts about his improbable journey to the NBA, how he survived the lockout, and what Utah fans can expect from Enes Kanter.
Here, have an excerpt:
Me: Is there a part of you that goes ‘I wasn’t playing in college two years ago, and now I’m in the NBA’?
JH: Oh, yeah, every day. It’s still a blessing, all of the opportunities I’ve had. I’ve been very fortunate to make the most of them. Just to be in the NBA and to be able to play for the Knicks, and be able to travel, be in the rotation, every day I’m still thankful for the opportunities I’ve had. It still amazes me when I can sit back and think about it. Two years ago, I didn’t even play at Kentucky. I transformed my whole senior year, and now I play for the Knicks. So it’s crazy to think about it.
If you want to read the entire interview, and you should, you’re going to have to scroll wayyyyyy down to find it towards the bottom of the page. I used the ‘Find’ feature (CTRL + F) on my browser just to get to it.
It’s worth your time. (Not all of it. Just the part with Jorts.)