There was an article in Sports Illustrated last week about Chuck Hayes of the Houston Rockets, late of the Kentucky Wildcats. It talks about the hard work and dedication to his profession that Hayes puts in day in and day out.
Hayes is a rare breed in the NBA, one who does what it takes to win regardless of personal stats. He is a reflection of his coach. While at Kentucky, Tubby Smith, who despite heavy scrutiny, was always a team first, individual second kind of coach. There needs to be more like Hayes. If there were, the NBA might be watchable.