A couple of audio clips for you from Tyler Hansbrough as he enjoys the offseason hanging out in Chapel Hill.
First up, via Bobby Frasor who retweeted it and WRAL Sports Fan who posted the audio. The Pacers, as part of a promotion for the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, had Hansbrough read the children's classic Chicken Little for people to call in and listen to. Why? I really don't know. Maybe there is a rash of parents in Indiana who would rather have their kids listen to a story read by a professional athlete over the phone than do it themselves. At any rate, Hansbrough dropping "turkey lurkey" is priceless not to mention his "oh my goodness" is getting close to Woody Durham territory.
Hansbrough was a good enough sport to talk with Adam Gold and Joe Ovies on 99.9 The Fan yesterday afternoon. They discussed Chicken Little and Hansbrough's second season in the NBA. However the money part of the interview was this:
Joe Ovies: "Has Colin Cowherd invited you on his show yet?"
Hansbrough: "Who's that?"
For those of you who don't know. ESPN Radio blowhard Colin Cowherd once said Tyler Hansbrough would never score more than 20 points in an NBA game and if he did, Cowherd would do his show in his underwear. Cowherd's mistake(other than being a complete jerkwad) is underestimating a guy with Hansbrough's work ethic. I stated when he went to the NBA that I did not know how good Hansbrough would be but I did know he would work harder than anyone else so don't count him out.
Having sort of broken through in his second season and free of the stupidity of Jim O'Brien being his coach, Hansbrough should be setup for a solid third season in the NBA...providing there is one.