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Why were a bunch of NBA Players interning at Google last week? | News

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EGoogle hosted an unusual group of interns last week at their main campus in Mountain View, California. They weren't computer science majors, or even currently in college; they were seasoned NBA veterans who wanted to spend a day at one of Silicon Valley's most powerful companies. C.J. Watson, Wilson Chandler, Dahntay Jones, and D-Leaguer Moses Ehambe were among the players who toured Google's headquarters, getting a crash course in how a tech giant operates as part of the NBA's "Career Crossover" program, which the league launched five years ago to help prepare players for life after basketball. READ MORE

 

Watson's NBA Journey More Unique Than Most Players | News

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In many ways, C.J. Watson’s professional basketball career – one highlighted by his circuitous route, some moments of doubt and his survivor spirit – will come full circle on Sunday in, of all places, this tiny town along the Texas/Mexico border. It was in the out-the-way town of Hidalgo, Texas, where Watson started playing in the NBA’s Development League and laid the groundwork for a career that has spanned nine years and five NBA teams. Watson, now 31 and a valuable reserve guard for the Orlando Magic, admitted that just walking into arena in Hidalgo will be a downright surreal feeling. READ MORE

 

A&E Source Unique Spotlight: C.J. Watson | News

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Before any magnificent architecture is built, there has to be a strong foundation in place. The building can have alluring potential, but without a sturdy foundation, it will eventually collapse. Our lives are very similar — whether we have a foundation in the beginning of our lives or we build one somewhere along the way, the only way one remains statured is if they have that tenacious groundwork. Charles Watson Jr. was fortunate enough to have that foundation at an early age. His parents built a foundation of love, discipline and spirituality that set a high bar of integrity in their lives. At the age of 5, Watson acquired a hobby that he didn’t realize would shape his destiny. READ MORE

Orlando Magic sign C.J. Watson to 3-year deal | News

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The Orlando Magic formally signed free-agent point guard C.J. Watson today, the team announced. Watson, 31, is expected to serve as the primary backup to second-year point guard Elfrid Payton and provide backcourt depth. “I just thought it was the best situation at the time, to come in with a young core group that they have and hopefully just try to be a positive impact to the team and hopefully get them to the playoffs,” Watson said this afternoon. READ MORE

C.J. Watson Signs Deal with Blenders Eyewear | News

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San Diego, CALIFORNIA: – Blenders Eyewear, American designers and marketers of sunglasses, is proud to announce a partnership with Indiana Pacer’s Point Guard C.J. Watson. Blenders Eyewear, is built on the sensation of #FeelinGood and taking pride in following your passion. Watson joins the ‘Blenders Entourage’ as an endorser and first professional basketball player to sign to the brand. "I'm excited to be a part of the building process and to be a partner in the brand. Blenders is an exciting young company with a bright future. I'm looking forward to launch of my custom eyewear line and what the future holds." Watson said as he prepares for this weeks slate of games. Blenders co founder, Chase Fisher added, “I have always been an NBA enthusiast and loved the game of Basketball and am extremely excited to enter this space with CJ Watson. We look forward to growing along side him and fueling his efforts on and off the court.”...READ MORE 

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