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Quinn Cook Update: Life Is Good

Former Blue Devil is having a wonderful NBA career

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NBA: Finals-Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors
Jun 10, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook (4) dribbles while defended by Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) during the second quarter in game five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena.
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You probably know that Quinn Cook signed with the Lakers but you may not have known - we didn’t - that he was a lifelong fan.

Even sweeter, he picked up the Lakers bug from his father, who died when he was 14. His dad wouldn’t let him stay up past midnight for any reason except to watch the Lakers.

Can you imagine how that must feel to a kid who still finishes every Instagram post and Tweet with RIP Dad?

Cook’s NBA life isn’t charmed exactly. He’s where he is because of hard work. Even so, he had a chance to play on one of the NBA’s best all-times teams in Golden State and now he’s playing with LA because LeBron James basically wanted him there.

And to continue the theme, when Jared Dudley said he planned to wear #2 and Cook said he had been too, Dudley just gave it to him.

That’s respect, not luck, but that’s what Cook has earned, and lots of it.

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