It's funny, we've seen and heard a lot about Marquis Daniels… but his potential impact still hasn't been a national topic of conversation. Maybe it will be now that Adrian Wojnarowski saw him play with the C's in person.
I like to hear the non-biased, national perspective. I know sometimes we don't like what they say. But when a respected writer sees something in person and has a genuine reaction… there is something to that. So this its encouraging to hear that a fresh set of eyes has the same positive reaction.
For a different side of Marquis, check out Jess Camerato's piece on how music influence his life.
“Just growing up, everybody was joking around rapping freestyle,” he
said. “After a while I kept doing it and kept doing it, and when I got
to Texas [as a member of the Dallas Mavericks] I had a lot of friends
out there that are rappers also that were saying, 'You're pretty good.
You should try it for real. Keep working on it.' … During the
summertime that's when I do a lot of my stuff. When we're on the plane
rides going to wherever we're going, I'm writing raps. I'm on my iPhone
or my Sidekick or whatever writing rap songs.”
Good stuff as usual. The best part is that he keeps it separate from basketball. He's a baller first… and this is just another part of his life.
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