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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joe Connelly
The eyes are a little more intense than they were last season, as though living through the uncertainty of the NBA lockout made him grow up just a little bit faster. John Wall would be the first to agree.
He was 16 years old, traveling alone, with no friends or family waiting for him in a country where he didn't speak the language. He arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Nov. 4, 2004 at 7 a.m., reciting the exact date and time as though it were yesterday.
NBA free agent Roger Mason Jr. spent a lot of time this offseason wearing a suit and sitting in meeting rooms. As vice president of the NBA players trade association, soon to become the players union again, Mason helped craft the deal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NBA players and owners that ended the 149-day lockout.
Connelly says Ndiaye's workouts have improved his shooting and ability to establish a post presence.