October 25, 2021

”Bout that Life” AAU Basketball and Life talk Episode 27

Coach C. Collins and Coach MJ are ready to talk more AAU basketball, life and everything in between. In this episode, the coaches get the chance to sit down with a legend on the court Vernon "Schea" Cotton.  This man has all the knowledge and accolades to back up any sort of hype he received.   He released a documentary in 2016 entitled "Man Child", it has won various awards and Schea is currently on tour showing the movie in various places and also spreading the word of his cautionary tale of highs and lows.  This man is an LA legend and the coaches are honored to be able to sit down and ask about his journey.

Coach MJ being from LA he has plenty of memories of the LA superstar who was quoted by Kevin Garnett as being "Lebron before there was a Lebron".  In his documentary former Warriors Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson, as well as Paul Pierce and Elton Brand are among those appearing in the film.  Tyson Chandler also shares his memories of young Schea, as does NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss, as written by NBC sports.

 

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AAU basketball is talked about heavy and the entitlement that some players have with social media changing the perception of the work it takes to truly be great. The coaches talk about the different story lines of the NBA like the Warriors off to a hot start and the Lakers struggling with the "Westbrook" experiment. The discussions are hard hitting and very grounded this episode so you don't want to miss out.  Coaches being held accountable as leaders of young men and women is also brought up and a special shout out to Coach Deonard Wilson of Grant high school for making this episode happen and as always there are no punches pulled.

 

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Guest: Vernon Scheavalie "ScheaCotton (Basketball Legend/ Pro athlete)

•  Cotton at the time has been compared to the fanfare of LeBron James' prep career, and some have referred to him as "LeBron before LeBron."

• Youngsters would wait for over a half-hour for his autograph.  In 2014, Cal-Hi Sports hailed him as "arguably the most ballyhooed youth player in [California] history.

• Sophomore at Mater Dei HS year, Cotton averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds, leading Mater Dei to a 36–1 record and a state championship, their third in 13 seasons. 

• He was voted All-Southern Section Division I Player of the Year, and was named to the All-Southern Section Division I Team for the second straight year.  Cotton also became the first and only sophomore to be named Cal-Hi Sports Division I State Player of the Year

•  Cotton played professionally for 10 years, and picked up several languages over a career that saw him play in seven countries and numerous U.S. leagues.[6] He landed with KK Partizan in Belgrade, Serbia, where he played 20 games for Vlade Divac's former team in 2002. He then joined the Shanghai Sharks, Yao Ming's former team in China. After playing abroad for two years, Cotton returned to Long Beach in 2003 to play for the ABA's Long Beach Jam—he was the first player signed by the new franchise.

• Domestically, he also played in the United States Basketball League and toured with the Harlem Globetrotters. His career also took him overseas to France, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Mexico.

" Guys looking at one side of the floor dont see Stepen Curry shooting 0ne thousand shots a day"

-Schea Cotton

 

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Website: https://www.therealmanchild.com

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Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schea_Cotton

 

This episode we get to see the perspective of a hard working basketball legend, Man Child, entrepreneur , philanthropists, and man of the people give some great insight on the culture of basketball and show love to the coaches. 

Coach C. Collins and Coach MJ are going to see if Schea Cotton is really Bout That Life!!!

 

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