Friday, July 22, 2011

"...Then I hear LeBron go, ‘Wait, you got a brother on the team?’ -- Cullen Jones

Awesome profile in the New York Times on American Sprinter, Cullen Jones:
From the New York Times:

In Santa Clara, Jones stripped down to a Mondrian-patterned practice suit and warmed up next to Phelps. Phelps, of course, exists on a different plane, one that includes two security guards to fend off the Sharpie-wielding children thrusting swim caps at him to sign. Jones’s agent hopes, as agents do, that Jones, too, will eventually rise above his swimming peers, that he’ll win big in the 2012 Olympics and become not just the unexpected brother on Phelps’s team but a cultural hero like Serena or Venus Williams or Tiger Woods, the black champion of a white sport. But Jones doesn’t think that grandly, not before a race. “Baby steps,” he told me, toweling off from his warm-up. “I just try to beat the guys in my heat.”

I am going to go on record as saying that Cullen Jones has the best dive of any American sprinter.

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