"He said, 'I didn't know how fast I was going. I didn't know this or that.' I said, 'I'm sure you didn't know, but you've got to be smarter than that. You're 20 years old, you're independent, and you've got to make better decisions. What if you hurt somebody, or what if you hurt yourself? I don't care how late you were. You call and say you're going to be even later.' He's sorry he did it."
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: This is what more young NBA stars need.
Instead of having a team of yes men who give into his every whim, Evans has legitimate mentors. There's a difference. Yes men won't say no because they're afraid of upsetting their meal ticket, while mentors have lives, life experience, and always serve the best interests of the person they work with.
Evans should be thankful for 'Team Tyreke'. After all, how many talented players have faltered because they had a posse of yes men instead of mentors?
Consider that Eddy Curry, Zach Randolph, and Antoine Walker have recently been in the headlines for off-court transgressions. This wasn't their first time in the news. And perhaps their fates would be different if a team of advisors were in place.
With his mentors, Evans, the reigning Rookie of the Year, will learn from this incident and be better for it.
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