Warriors Benefit from Landry’s Toughness
There is no doubt that (Carl) Landry, a forward in his sixth NBA season, has injected toughness into the Warriors’ lineup. Years of being doubted, setbacks and grinding through adversity have birthed the relentlessness on which the Warriors are relying.
The Warriors needed the type of guy who took a gunshot to the calf (in an incident after a car accident in Houston in March 2009) and was back in the lineup 21 days later. The type of guy who nine months later got three front teeth knocked out by an elbow and missed only one game.
“You can say you’re tough, but not a lot of people have stories like that to back it up,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said. “That guy’s tough. He’s so tough, he doesn’t have to say it. Everybody just knows it.”