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NFL.COM: Michael Jordan and Chris Paul are mentoring Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By Chris Wesseling
    Around the League Writer
    Published: June 19, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.

    A more mature Dez Bryant insists he's finally "found himself" after a bumpy start to his NFL career. After becoming just the seventh NFL player to sign with Nike's Jordan Brand, Bryant credited the basketball legend for admonishing him to " stay out of trouble."

    As it turns out, Bryant actually downplayed Michael Jordan's role in demonstrating professionalism. Bryant's longtime mentor David Wells revealed that Jordan and the once-troubled wide receiver talk by phone twice a week and regularly exchange text messages. Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has also taken Bryant under his wing.

    "They almost treat him like a little brother," Wells told FOXSportsSouthwest.com. "Dez started listening to older people instead of the young guys. Those guys are both married and have stable lives. And that's something Dez craves."

    Read the rest: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...el-jordan-mentoring-dallas-cowboys-dez-bryant
  2. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. Now to seal the deal, all CP3 needs to do is sign with the mavs. :)
  3. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Funny to hear this coming from Wells. I've never liked him. I've always thought that he was hurting the situation more than helping it. You sure do like to hear about guys like Mike and Chris getting involved with Dezthough
  4. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Active Member

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    :signmast:
  5. QT

    QT Active Member

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    Exactly, CP3 needs to become a Mav so he can mentor him closer. CP3 is a die hard Cowboys' fan.
  6. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    It makes you wonder about Deion's agenda because Dez always tried to seek out older mentors and then sort of fell out of sorts with the Deion fiasco and now is back to seeking out older, wiser individuals.
  7. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Active Member

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    He is? Source ?
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Deion was courting Dez to sign with Eugene Parker who was Deion agent. I don't think he was concerned what was in Dez interest only the interest of the Parker.
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Sounds like you may have doubts about his truthfulness?

    Just Google "Chris Paul Cowboy fan" and prepare to be flooded.

    The guy even had Dallas Cowboy sheets on his bed.:laugh2:

    He's so hard core, he even says "we" when referring to the Cowboys.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtwPNACVP0A
  10. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Why on earth would Deion be working hard for his former agent?

    I expect that Deion likely got frustrated with Dez's immaturity and stupid actions.
  11. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    that's a tricky one,
    marriage to the right woman = enormously stabilizing,
    marriage to the wrong woman = emotional crash and burn,,, they will name a roller-coaster after you.
  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Deion meeting with Dez is because Parker being an agent was not allowed to approach Dez at that time. Deion got mad because Dez ended up talking after the NCAA put pressure on him. I think Deion felt as if Dez threw him under the bus but then Deion was no saint in this.

    As for immaturity issues? I think Deion was one of the best cover men out there but he was not the most mature when he entered the NFL. or did you forget about Hammer time? :laugh2:
  13. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Did you miss the UnderArmor fiasco?
  14. QT

    QT Active Member

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    I think what happened is Deion try to push Dez to endorse something (i forgot what) and Dez backed out and Deion got mad. Since then, their relationship got sour.
  15. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Awesome.

    Some people just need that guidance. I am glad those men care enough to help him out.
  16. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Deion never got in anywhere near the trouble that Dez has been in. Different kinds of immaturity -- and I don't know that you can call wanting to do a rap album "immature" -- better he's in a recording studio than out beating up his mom or something
  17. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    bit of a simplistic explanation. Many grown ups understand that business is business and personal relationships are something else
  18. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    lol, how mentors does one dude need?! Seriously though, glad all these people think enough of Dez to give him some advice and glad Dez isn't so hard headed he feels like he can't learn from greatness.
  19. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    So now Dez is going to turn into a degenerate gambler who flops and flails all over the football field......Thanks Mike and Chris:eek:
  20. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Deion got butt hurt because Dez backed out of a deal that Deion was working since Dez was in college. Deion became really good friends with the Founder of Under Armour and the rumors I have heard when i was around UA was Deion was going to get a small stake of Under Armour, nothing that gave him any power but it would have maintained his lifestyle because he was thinking of quitting broadcast all he had to do was bring in a bunch of highly touted draft picks. UA felt that if they could get all the draft picks Deion promised that they would have the leverage to beat out Nike for the uniform deal. Again these are rumors I heard while doing work in and around UAs HQ.

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