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DeJuan Blair Has Slimmer Look, Same Big Dreams

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

CHICAGO—Ten weeks have passed since DeJuan Blair played his final game in a Pitt uniform, and to see him at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday afternoon, one message hit home more than any other.

The big guy may have left Pittsburgh, but Pittsburgh isn’t about to leave him.

Blair is the same well-grounded guy even if he does figure to be a whole lot richer a month from now. He still flashes the same smile that’s as wide as the free throw lane, one that he practically owned last season.

Blair still bristles at the negative talk that he's too small to make it big at the next level. It is rhetoric that he is sure to hear plenty more of prior to the June 26 draft, criticism that dri...

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