Despite missing a 104-98 loss to the Toronto Raptors Sunday, Golden State Warriors’ big man Jermaine O’Neal is in the midst of a fantastic stretch, scoring at least 15 points in three of his last four games.
The 18-year veteran is enjoying the run, because he knows it could end any time.
“It affects all the way to how you view your pregame meal to your nap to your bus ride to the arena. Those things are a little more intense than they would normally be.”
O’Neal only has one thing still on his mind – winning a championship.
“Here I’m into my 18th year, and I still haven’t won a championship,” O’Neal said. “I’m always going to believe, no matter if I win a championship or not, that was our time.”
O’Neal is averaging 7.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season.