Terry Relishes Challenge of Sixth-Man
Jason Terry might just be ahead of the NBA curve.
In a league where the vast majority of players set their sights on starting for their teams, eager for the chance to have their names belted out by PA announcers during the pregame introductions, Terry has done the exact opposite, shying away from that spotlight in favor of a more personal one off the bench, fueled by the fans.
“For me, in Dallas, it was like, they do the starters and everybody gets their name called. Well when you’re the sixth man, and they check you into the game, you get your own ovation,” said Terry, speaking at a high school basketball tournament held at Reebok headquarters on Thursday. “You get your own call-out. What better feeling is it than that? So, I relish in that.
“You know there’s no warm-up. Every shot is pressure, everything. You don’t get time to kind of feel out the game. You have to come in and be ready to play right now, and I love that challenge.”