Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Apparently, Coach K is into yoga
By Eamonn Brennan
The U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team has brought a new and entirely social-media-oriented competition to the London Olympic Games. It is called “#GotEm.” The object of the game -- which has been led by Twitter savant and Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love -- is to catch teammates, all of whom are used to fanatical curation of their public images -- in various states of camera surprise. I love this game.
In any case, this is why #GotEm is quite possibly my favorite thing about the Olympics, or at least about Team USA’s performance thus far. (Blur’s reunion is pretty tough to top.) The shot of global NBA superstars napping on a plane does more to humanize typically distant players than any PR offensive ever could. And, above all, we learned that Coach K -- a stern, commanding coaching presence if ever there was one -- has a few yoga poses he likes to run through at some point before practice.
Thank you, Kevin Love and Deron Williams, for bringing this knowledge to the greater college basketball populace. We are forever grateful.