Brad Rock: Mehmet Okur, international players could teach us a lesson about getting along

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 11:58 p.m. MST

Steve Nash (South Africa, Canada) is one of the league's most respected players, by both media and players. One year during the playoffs, a writer was in mid-interview with Nash when the practice whistle blew, ending the session. The next day Nash took the trouble to look up the writer at practice and ask if he wanted to continue the interview.

Who knew superstars made house calls?

The times I was around Houston's Yao Ming (China), he was pleasant and polite.

That's not easy when you spend most of your career in the doctor's office.

Enes Kanter (Turkey) is maybe the Jazz's most appealing personality this year. Or maybe you haven't seen his dancing moves.

I worry about what's going on in the Middle East. I'm afraid of what they're thinking in North Korea. Is Saudi Arabia our friend? I don't know about any of that. But I do know if there comes a day of true day of world harmony, I'm going to credit the NBA for moving it along.

Go in peace, Memo, go in peace.


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