Fifteen months ago, I hoped that my Chicago Bulls might acquire one of the exciting young stand-outs of the 2006 NCAA tournament:
Happily, after acquiring Thomas last year, the 2007-08 Bulls will have both of the exciting young players. (Joakim Noah has more than 2400 Facebook friends, by the way.) They also drafted sharpshooter JamesOn Curry, whose rebound from a marijuana dealing arrest in high school was the subject of a Washington Post article two years ago.
Oklahoma State Coach Eddie Sutton would much rather talk about Curry’s off-the-court accomplishments. When asked about Curry, the 47-year coaching veteran quickly mentioned that he earned all B’s on his first semester report card.
“I’m a big believer in second chances,” Sutton said. “A few haven’t worked out, but JamesOn has. He’s been great. Everyone likes him. He hasn’t had any problems here at all.”