OK…this is a bit different for Trade Street Post, but I want to share an article by Rick Bonnell that was in last Saturday’s Charlotte Observer. When we started the site, we wanted to always write our own articles so that what was being published was original and fresh, but with this lockout, that's something that is hard to produce. With the NBA lockout still going strong, I, for one, am deeply embedded in withdrawals from a lack of Bobcats news and information. I am checking the computer every few hours, just praying that I can find some interesting nugget of information about the Bobcats, or the lockout coming to an end. Sadly, I can’t find any of it. I’m always hungry for news about the team and its players, so when I saw this one about Tyrus, I was a happy fan. It was a nice change of pace from all of the countless NBA players trying to decide whether to play overseas or not. The more I thought about it and the more I noticed that on Yahoo! The article from The Charlotte Observer wasn’t popping up, the more I thought about just how much news may be missed if you don’t focus on local media. Hopefully you will enjoy Mr. Bonnell’s Q&A session with Tyrus. I was glad to see one comment that Tyrus made in regards to his game play. Take the jump to get to the article link
Bobcats' Tyrus Thomas rehabbing his way through lockout
Tyrus said, “I've been really working on my mental approach to the game. I've done that by watching film, studying myself, and being more analytical, rather than spontaneous, in my everyday life.” These points have always been issues that I’ve had with Tyrus as a player. I’ve felt that he showed too much immaturity on the court and often looked out of control. If he can calm down and be more of an analytical player, Tyrus could possibly concrete his place as an All-Star caliber player in this league. I would also like to congratulate Tyrus and his bride on their marriage. Building a life with your soul mate is a definite step towards maturity and growing up. Just as he states, “She pushes me every day to be a better Tyrus Thomas.” I hope you enjoy the Q&A as much as I did.