http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2014/7/29/5949039/andre-drummond-stan-van-gundy-offenseAndre Drummond spoke with SLAM Magazine at the big Jordan Brand event in Las Vegas last weekend about his new sneaker deal with the company. It's a fun Q&A, even if you're not a sneakerhead -- you can just tell how excited the 20-year-old big man is to represent a brand that he wore while growing up.
"As a kid, I always had Jordans in my closet, from 1 to 23," he said. "I had them all in all different kind of colors and styles. So to be a part of the family, it’s a blessing. It’s really exciting that they have an interest in me, seeing that I’m a player of their stature, to have me on the brand."
It's hilarious to see Drummond talk about being "a kid" -- he's 20 years old! He's not talking about the 1990s -- he's talking about a few years ago. But I digress. Read the article, it's fun, and it's a reminder just how much he's enjoying the ride without it going to his head.
One thing I did want to point out, though, is his answer to the question about what he's worked on this summer.
"This summer, I’ve been working on my back-to-the-basket game, I’ve gotten a lot more comfortable with it, both my right and my left hand," he said. "Stan [Van Gundy] is going to put the ball in my hands this upcoming season. So I have to really work hard on being comfortable with it, and I feel like I’ve done a good job of that this year, staying well-conditioned and becoming a lot more comfortable with the ball in my hands, making the right decisions."