Jason Terry speaks his mind often as he often made jabs at LeBron James during the 2011 Finals and even this season, and he is also a colorful character as you may remember the tattoo he sported upon the arriving to the 2010-2011 NBA season: the championship trophy tattoo.
He will be coming into the season with a new tattoo — which I am positive you have seen or heard about — the Boston Celtics leprechaun holding up the championship trophy on the opposing bicep. Will luck strike twice?
That’s up in the air, but in an interview with ESPN Boston, JET describes what it truly means to be a sixth man.
“Sixth man, it’s all about energy, effort, and enthusiasm, the three ‘E’s,’ and then, obviously, putting the ball in the hole,” Terry explained. “But, coming in and making an impact or an imprint on a game — every game is different, but there’s always a point in a sixth man’s role where he has to come in and be like, ‘Look, I’ve arrived. I’m here.’ Game-changer. That’s what the sixth man is.”
Terry is correct, the whole point of someone being a sixth man of a team is that spark off the bench, someone who can light it up, without bricking it up.
So remember sixth men of the NBA, your three E’s: