Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans is entering his fifth NBA season, and it appears he hasn't grown weary of doing the sort of get-out-and-press-the-flesh work for which NBA teams often deploy rookies and youngsters:
Rookie season, a guy told me that 5 years from then I wouldn't think about doing Jr. Jazz, he was wrong.— Jeremy Evans (@JeremyEvans40) July 21, 2014
I don't doubt that quite a bit of Evans' passion for Jr. Jazz, "the longest-running youth basketball league in the NBA," stems from an honest-to-goodness commitment to community service. But it also seems very likely that the 26-year-old former Slam Dunk Contest champion continues to participate because, after you oversee camp drills and speak to students, you get the opportunity to absolutely devastate children in the air.
It's not quite DeAndre-on-Knight or LeBron-on-JET, which is good, because you don't pay for your teenager to go to a summer camp to become footnotes in dunk history or get pulverized into mere niblets. You do, however, pay for those camps so your kid can learn about the importance of hustle, rim protection and continuing to compete, even against insurmountable odds.
So, y'know, mission accomplished. (Painfully, painfully accomplished.)
Hat-tip to r/NBA.
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