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On Friday, iconic actor Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43. However, Darius Bazley’s might be one of the more atypical ones. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC.

Darius has an opportunity to be that success story,” Paul said. Darius Bazley’s Path From High School To New Balance Internship to OKC Is One Of A Kind Jul 10, 2019 Darius Bazley is officially in the NBA as he recently got drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The intern has since worked alongside New Balance to … https://okcthunderwire.usatoday.com/2019/08/11/darius-bazley-feels-internship-with-new-balance-helped-him-mature/ On Saturday, it was announced that former NBA player Clifford Robinson had died at the age of 53.The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets held a moment of silence for the three before Game 5 began, as did other teams who played Saturday.After the game, Thunder point guard Chris Paul was asked about Boseman.The Houston Rockets putting Lu Dort's defender in the paint did a few things to the Oklahoma City Thunder offense in the Game 5 114-80 Thunder loss.Simply packing the paint made it more difficult for guards to drive in and find space.Once they did, there was less need for another help defender to jump into the paint, limiting Oklahoma City's ability to pass to an open man.That open man was no longer Danilo Gallinari, who was tightly guarded all game after averaging almost 19 points over the first four games.As the Oklahoma City Thunder fell into a deep hole to the Houston Rockets in the third quarter of Game 5 on Saturday, their best offensive player of the night got ejected.Dennis Schroder, who had 19 points in the first half, was kicked out alongside P.J.

(AP) — Former Syracuse recruit Darius Bazley, who opted to forgo college to work toward the 2019 NBA draft, has landed a job as an intern for New Balance.The New York Times reports the 18-year-old Bazley signed in May with agent Rich Paul, who arranged for the 6-foot-9 forward from Cincinnati to work for the athletic equipment company for the first three months of 2019.Paul, who also has LeBron James, John Wall and Ben Simmons among his NBA clients, told the newspaper the internship is part of a multiyear shoe contract that will pay Bazley at least $1 million and up to $14 million if Bazley reaches performance incentives written into the contract.New Balance hasn't marketed basketball shoes since the 1990s. However, Darius Bazley’s might be one of the more atypical ones.Rather than play in college or the G League, or even overseas like RJ Hampton, Bazley spent time training to improve his game and also interned with New Balance in Boston. In May, Bazley signed with agent Rich Paul and Klutch Sports and his playing plans changed. Sports Illustrated breaks down OKC's thought process and why they chose to delay.The Atlanta Hawks Respect Tradition, Unveiling Three New UniformsDespite New NBA China CEO, NBA Games Still Will Not Be Aired In China© 2020 ABG-SI LLC.

Share this article 10 shares share tweet text email link Nick Friar. Does Chris Paul Still Have his Place with OKC moving forward into 2020-21 Season?Houston Firing On All Cylinders With Game 2 Win Against OKCWhat Does The New NFL CBA Mean For Players Going Forward?Just How Did Pascal Siakam Became A 3-Point Weapon For The Raptors?For One Lucky Winner, Yankees "ALL IN" Fundraiser Will Be All They Will Ever Need From The TeamEven after 17 NBA teams reopened their training facilities, Oklahoma City Thunder waited 10 days to reopen their own. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (AP) — Former Syracuse recruit Darius Bazley, who opted to forgo college to work toward the 2019 NBA draft, has landed a job as an intern for New Balance. For me, I just matured, learned how to be professional, communicate with different people … It was the stuff that does not really have to do with shoes, but just little stuff like holding myself accountable.Sign up for the OKC Thunder Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morningBefore NBA games on Saturday, the league paid tribute to three different legends who died in recent days.Longtime University of Arizona coach Lute Olson died Thursday at the age of 85.