I love this time of the year.
I also love Grantland. Itâ€™s quickly becoming one of the best sports sites. And, even though, weâ€™re in the thick of "March Madness," the staff at Grantland seem to truly be noticing the Milwaukee Bucks. I like this too.
A story yesterday on Grantland, though, deals with the college hoops escapades of Bucks guard JJ Redick. Redick, if you didnâ€™t know, played for Duke, a team many love to hate.
Iâ€™ve always admired Redickâ€™s play and shooting ability and Robert Mayâ€™s piece on him makes me like him even more.
Read and enjoy it here.
It's a fun insight into the world of big time college basketball and how young players cope with it.
Redick tells Grantland, "I think I created this persona on the court to deal with the antics of the other crowd, to kind of combat that," Redick says. "Itâ€™s not who I was. It was never who I was. I look back on that, especially my first two years, and I probably deserved a lot of the animosity."
Happy March Madness, Milwaukee.