NBA Training Days – Marshon Brooks – Trailer (T.A.P.E. Training Systems)!!! http://t.co/WB7pgNhe9q
— Billy Raymond (@Bhevo123) September 22, 2013
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Think you’re in good shape? Great. Now watch MarShon Brooks train for this upcoming season and feel like a fat slug:
Videos like this are why I laugh at comments like “he should be working on his game” after an athlete is spotted somewhere. This is what guys do for hours for most of their offseason. If they want to go out at night after busting their asses like this during the day, more power to them.
I’m also sure some former players look at this and think “tennis balls? Rubber resistance bands? What is all this stuff?”
Can you imagine if Bill Russell had access to training methods like this? Or Wilt Chamberlain???
Anyway, kudos to MarShon for busting his ass like this. He’ll need to be in the best shape of his life to find his way into the Celtics rotation, mostly because it’s going to take a lot of effort for the Celtics to even figure out who they are.
Though he works for the team’s public relations arm now, Barros didn’t try to spin the situation the Celtics are currently in. With Doc Rivers now coaching the Clippers, Ray Allen polishing his Miami Heat championship ring, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett suiting up for the Nets, things may not be pretty on the parquet at TD Garden during the 2013-14 campaign.
“Definitely, it’s gonna be struggles,” he said of the upcoming season. “We have to try to find an identity, immediately. I think we had an identity when Doc, Paul, Ray and KG were here those six years. We knew who we were — we were a defensive-minded team.
“I’m not sure what our identity will be. Figuring out what we do best will be difficult.”
Brad Stevens has said over and over and over again… they are going to put the right people in the right places for this team to succeed. That means clean slates for these guys and an opportunity to win minutes in camp. Aside from Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green, there aren’t really any guarantees on this team. Brooks and the rest of the guys will have to prove they can fit in alongside these other guys and play well. Dogging it over the summer isn’t the way to make that happen.