I know this article was released two days ago but I just barely caught it but it gives an inspirational story of one of our new Lakers rookie.
Rocky Mountain News: If you focus only on Coby Karl’s bouts with cancer the past two years, you’re missing the point.
If you narrow in on the fact that he’s the son of an NBA coach, you’re seeing only part of the picture.
If you think he would give up his aspirations of joining the NBA because he comes from a small school and went undrafted, then you’ve got him all wrong.
Karl is heading to Lakers’ training camp in October because in his young life there hasn’t been an expectation he couldn’t meet or an obstacle he couldn’t beat.
“My feeling is that anything Coby gets right now is a celebration,” said his father, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl. “It’s like an incredible story, a Hollywood story. … We should just see his opportunity and his life as a celebration, and that’s the way I’m going to look at it.”
A 6-foot-6 guard, Karl earned an invite to Lakers camp after averaging 12.1 points per game for the club’s summer pro league team that competed last month in Las Vegas. That was good for second on the team, but certainly no guarantee of NBA success.
The number that intrigued the Lakers just as much was the six stitches Karl received after mixing it up with a much larger opponent.