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Boobie Gibson's Hot Streak

Boobie Gibson's Hot Streak - A year ago, the crowd of cameras and voice recorders was located in the far corner of the Cavaliers locker room. With LeBron James commanding the room of beat writers looking for their postgame quotes, players and PR folks were free to roam in and out of the room as the hord was avoidable.

This season, it’s a bit of a different story with guard Daniel Gibson, whose locker is located right in front of the Cavaliers locker room doorway. If you’re not in the locker room in the first wave, there’s a good chance you’re standing in the hallway waiting to merge and squeeze past the mass as if a lane closing on a interstate.

Though not listed on the All-Star ballot (write-in?) Boobie is averaging career- bests across the board: 14.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.0 steal per game. But, according to Gibson, while it is great to finally get the opportunity to be playing – and playing very well, mind you – all of the attention only means something to him if the team wins.

Sure, it may sound like the typical cliché response from an athlete (and Gibson himself could probably tell that I felt that was the case due to the “sure, whatever you say, man” grin on my face), but with the cameras and the recorders off, he reiterated that it’s the win total that means the most.

“I’m being real when I say that,” said Gibson. “All this attention is great, and I’m glad I’ve been afforded the opportunity to play, but it’s all about winning.”

Boobie Gibson's Hot Streak


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