: ”I thought my coach could have put me in more positions to score,” said Charlo, who never once came across as pretentious, but simply a kid who believed in his ability.
This belief manifested itself last week, in Los Angeles, where Charlo found himself working out in front of Phil Jackson. That's right, he was getting a shot with the Lakers. And apparently, things went pretty well, although Charlo admitted it took him a while to calm down.
”The first water break I told myself to just relax, 'you've been playing this game your entire life,'” said Charlo.
Think about that for a minute. It would be like teeing off with Tiger standing behind you, critiquing your every move. Unnerving to say the least.
His performance fostered some very positive feedback from Phil and his staff. Can you imagine Phil Jackson complimenting you as a basketball player, what that would feel like?
I can't either, but the smile on Mo's face as he talked about it told me everything I needed to know.
”It was intense, he's one of the greatest coaches of all time,” said a beaming Charlo, who added that his agent informed him the Lakers, among other teams, were enthused by what he can offer -- a big guard who can score and play defense.
In addition to the Lakers, Charlo has flaunted his talent for the Clippers, Nuggets and Kings, who have invited Charlo back for a second workout to take place this Monday. I've never been to an NBA tryout, but I'm assuming being invited back is a good thing.