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Former Gorman standout C.J. Watson talks Zimmerman, his own NBA future | Interview

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He’s playing for his fifth team in 10 NBA seasons, but former Bishop Gorman standout C.J. Watson’s stern-yet-humble demeanor, mixed with an occasional smile, was on full display Tuesday as his rebuilding Orlando Magic team ran through morning shootaround in the nation’s capital — just hours before an evening matchup with the hometown Washington Wizards. READ MORE

C.J. Watson Among NBA Players Who Had ‘Mind-Blowing’ Visit To Google | News

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When Orlando Magic guard C.J. Watson set foot on the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif., he wore the customary rainbow hat with the propeller on top. In his head on that day in July, the wheels were turning. “I think things are going to go mechanical, like the self-driving cars,” Watson said of the future. “I feel like the world is going to robots.” Watson participated in the NBA’s Career Crossover program this summer, and before the start of the season, he got an opportunity at Google to envision what the world might look like by the time the 32-year-old’s playing career comes to an end. READ MORE 

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