FOUR BITS: Parsons, USA Basketball, Grier

By Adam Silverstein
July 29, 2014

1 » Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons’s rise to fame and popularity, not only within basketball circles but Hollywood as well, continues as he is now being discussed on EOnline.com after having a dinner with Kendall Jenner. According to the report, Parsons and a friend dined at STK in Los Angeles, California, on Friday with Jenner, her sister Kylie Jenner, and a female friend of theirs.

“Kendall and Chandler had ‘immediate chemistry,’ the source tells E! News. “She was laughing, smiling and they seemed to be having great conversation with each other.

“The eyewitness adds that Kendall and Chandler ‘were chatting and flirting’ throughout their meal, during which the Keeping Up With the Kardashian stars noshed on tuna tartare and sipped on water. Everyone was dressed casually for the evening, with Kendall sporting a denim skirt.

“However, a second source insists that the duo’s outing was ‘not at all a date or romantic.’”

2 » Speaking of Parsons, USA Basketball published a profile on him Tuesday as he competes for a spot on the U.S. Men’s National Team ahead of the 2014 World Cup of Basketball. Parsons said it took him “less than half a second” to accept the invitation to join training camp because “there was no way I was going to turn this down.” He continued: “Playing for USA Basketball still gives me goose bumps, just saying that and putting on the jersey. It will never get old.” Said head coach Mike Krzyzewski of what Parsons brings to the table: “He can stretch the floor and hopefully play defense on multiple positions. He wants to be here and he’s going to be in contention for one of those [12] spots where he’s a complimentary player.”


3 » Here is Florida Gators freshman quarterback Will Grier catching a football in the middle of a standing backflip, with an assist to freshman tight end DeAndre Goolsby.

4 » According to Florida’s school website, the school has added an Alter-G Anti-Gravity treadmill to the Gators’ training facility. According to the manufacturer, the device “enables athletes to train harder and enhance their physical therapy experience” by reducing their weight (anti-gravity) and allowing them to put less stress on injured joints and muscles. Athletes can therefore “maintain and develop fitness while recovering from an injury” and “develop the confidence to push [themselves] harder during training” and rehabilitation. Here’s some more practical information on how the device will be used.

3 Comments

  1. Michael Jones says:

    Little by little, the legend of Will Grier continues to grow. . . .

    That said, for many reasons–not the least of which is that it gives Grier the chance to grow, develop, and mature at a normal pace–I hope that Driskel has a stud, break-out season this year. I hope he’s the surprise of the SEC. . . . that could only mean good things in Gator Land.

  2. Dave Massey says:

    CP’s becoming a real stud in more ways than one.

    The catch by Grier isn’t as impressive as just the fact he can do a standing backflip.

    That is a really cool machine, should help a lot of Gators get back sooner.

  3. G2 says:

    If QB doesn’t pan out there’s always WR…..good hands and body control!!

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