I'm an unabashed basketball junkie. And not in the "I've got to watch 10 games a day" way. I mean I could spend 10 hours a day on the basketball court watching the game… watching guys learn… watching coaches coach… all of it.
So when day 2 of USA Basketball's mini-camp ended… I was mesmerized when I saw Tom Thibodeau walk over to Derrick Rose. Out of nowhere, Thibs and DRose just started talking… and it turned into coaching… and it slowly became a back and forth of "this is what I see you doing" and "this is what I see on the court".
I recorded a portion of it. Maybe to some of you it will seem like 2 guys just talking on the court. And that's fine if you see that and find it boring.
But to me, I see knowledge being passed from one mind to another. I see the game of basketball itself growing as a star player learns something that will make him even better.
Here's the video. After the jump, my 1-on-1 interview with Tom Thibodeau… where he still professes a fondness for the C's… even though he's with the other side.