If you’ve seen any Nets game right before tip-off, you’ll see one figure out near halfcourt that’s not a starter: Reginald “Reggie” Evans, in warmup and headband, giving a dap and hug to each starter as they enter the court. But did you ever wonder where those hugs ranked on the intensity scale?
Well, worry no more, because Avery Johnson’s smaller, 47-year-old body can help you find the answer you’re looking for:
“He was a sight for sore eyes,” Johnson said with a smile. “He came in and gave me a hug, and Reggie’s hugs are pretty intense. I was happy to see him, but that that hug kind of took the breath out of me.”
“Pretty” intense, breathtaking. Got it. Thanks, Avery.
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