"He's got a long way to go to make himself a better player," Sloan said. "He has skills, but sometimes the outside things will take you right out of this game. If those things are more important than basketball, that's where you get in trouble."Ooh, harsh! This might be derived from other Fesenko maturity issues (there's an allusion to a short attention span and more than one tardy arrival to practice), but that doesn't make curmudgeonly old Sloan's connection between a peroxide kit and unsavory personality traits any less funny.
"A lot of people have skills," Sloan added. "A lot of them are sitting on the sidewalk wondering what happened 20 years ago when they had a chance. He's got to figure out what he wants to do and play basketball or be a clown."
But maybe Sloan has a point. This could -- at least in part -- explain Darko.