The Starting Five Al Jefferson Interview: Support from the Beginning Means the Most

Posted in Blogroll on March 23rd, 2012 by Michael Tillery

Jefferson is the truest of fours…20/20 games are nothing unusual…

The Utah Jazz defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-102 last night at Power Balance Pavillion on Al Jefferson’s lay in with 0.9 seconds left. The 8th year power forward had twenty-six points, seven boards and four blocks. On March 9th the Jazz were here in Philly and being Jefferson is one of the better players in the league, I thought it would be a good deal to get him on The Starting Five’s mic. I got a sense Al Jefferson was raised right. It was noticeable  Jefferson had strong people in his life ensuring he didn’t waste his talent, his mind or think everything was strictly about him. Sometimes support from the beginning is all it takes. There are many talented youth of every ilk that simply don’t have the proper people in their lives to push them in the right direction with a tough hand. Al was blessed. Averaging nineteen and nine, Jefferson has developed into a top NBA big man and the 25-22 (winners of five straight) Jazz are blessed to have him as well.

Al is alright with me because he makes it a priority to give back what he didn’t have growing up. That’s what it’s all about…

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