Because If anyone bothered to read my posts about Jeff Taylor, my old teammate from the youth national team of Sweden, you'd know that I was really high on him before the draft and also after the draft.
He's currently proving that he's a damn fine baller, really glad that he even made it this far but he always stood out big time so it's not a big surprise. Even when we had a camp like 8 years ago and we were the best players in our age group in Sweden he just slaughtered everyone, he was crazy.
He wasn't as tall back in the days though, he was just some above average but then he grew damn much but even if he wouldn't be as tall he'd still be damn good, he is really athletic. He was doing crazy dunks at age 14, I could dunk easily back then too and so could alot of other players in our age group who played for the NT but he was something else, he was throwing down nasty dunks and he wasn't even that tall, but still he was slamming it in every other kids face.
And I've watched a couple of Bobcats games this season due Jeff being there and the team looks really fine, at least when you think about the fact that they were the worst team by far last season.
Am I allowed to ask how much of a piece of shit you feel like to know that you played ball with a guy who is now in the NBA and you're...here?
Well, nothing to feel shitty about, the guy was always crazy good and I remember one tournament especially when we played and Jeff was playing for his hometown's team, Norrkoping Dolphins.
His team was terrible and this was before the junior national team call-up so I had only heard about him, never met and talked with him. We had a great team, one of the best teams in Sweden in our age group and his team was terrible. He slaughtered us so badly, we won the game in OT and we were lucky but Jeff put up 40 out of 50 points everyone in the gym was cheering for him and he just couldn't miss. It was obvious that he was going to be something special, there wasn't any doubt and then he grew big time, he wasn't even that tall when we were younger and I guess it helps when your dad is a former NBA player.