by Micah Hart
Hang Time Podcast co-host Lang Whitaker (he does have other gigs as well, but as far as I’m concerned that’s his most glamorous role) knows Jason Terry pretty well from covering the league over the years, and in particular covering the Hawks back in 1999-2000 when both were still in Atlanta.
Lang guested for a column at GQ yesterday to give the fans a little insight into the life of the JET, offering up 11 things you probably didn’t know about the Mavs’ super-sub.
In particular, I found this passage to be pretty enlightening:
The first time Jason Terry drove a car was when he was 14 years old. His mother was in labor in the passenger seat. “I didn’t even have a permit,” Jason remembered. “She’s kicking me, going, ‘Come on, pick it up! What are you doing?’ She was having the baby right there!”
So yeah – maybe crunch time in a playoff game isn’t so tough once you’ve had to handle a situation like that. It becomes even more impressive when you find out Terry got a tattoo of himself* driving his mother to the hospital before she even went into labor!