Lakers.com just did an hour long podcast interview with CDR on his upbringing and in a candid interview....
Never seen them do this for a guy on the summer league. The Lakers obviously want this guy to make it for them
Mike Trudell had an interview with him last year during pre-season here Title Getting to know CDR http://www.nba.com/l.../121018_cdr1on1 nothing is gurantee but his odds is greater than ever. The fact that he stated he wants to contribute anyway they need him is great. Showing that he understands nash, kobe, gasol will do majority of scoring and he will play his role at the same time score if needed.
Kobe went to media and spoke highly of me. Everyday I played well and practiced well. Kobe continued to mentor me along the way. The Laker fans embraced me.My motto is “control what you can control" and I did that. That didn’t matter though. Once it got released that the Lakers let me go, the people thought it was due to my game. People had jokes. People wrote me off. It was embarrassing. However, I took positives away from my month with the Lakers too. I developed a relationship with Kobe Bryant. He showed me how to be a pro. He showed me real work ethic. Playing against him everyday made me so much of a better player. He understood me. He understood that its a difference in having a bad attitude and being competitive and wanting to win every drill/game. One night after a game and we were in the showers and he told me “you have no other choice. You were put here to be basketball player. You have to fight until you’re one of them boys. You’re too talented. I played behind mfers that I was better than up until my third year but I KNEW I would be who I am today then. I work too hard not to break through." That stuck with me. LINK TO THIS INTERVIEW http://humble-flashy...y-i-believe-the
Hope Lakers sign him
Edited by Jee, July 17, 2013 - 09:09 PM.