I’ve been recently watching the TV series Breaking Bad. For those of you who have never seen this show it is about a High school chemistry teacher, who well, breaks bad. The High School teacher, Walt White, has been basically a pushover his whole life, he was one of the most brilliant minds in chemistry coming out of college, and by being timid and not sticking up for himself he became a High School teacher. A respectable job, but not for the mind he had.
Walt finds out he has cancer and realizes he only has a few months to live. He has a wife and a 15 year old boy and no money to leave for them when he dies. A switch flips in Walt’s mind and he starts to take maters in his own hands, he starts using his brilliant chemist mind and learns to act for himself and take matters in his own hands as he navigates this new life. I wont say much more just watch it and see what happens!
Now Gordon Hayward needs to break bad, When I watch Gordon Hayward play I see someone who does not realize how good he is. He has talent and he needs to let that talent run wild. He needs a fearless mind, he needs to know how good he is and enforce his will on his opponents and his teammates. The Utah Jazz are probably going to have a completely different team on the court next year and Hayward needs to lead them, he needs to break bad this off-season and work his butt off and make his teammates do the same. Call them up ask them how they are doing what they are working on and give them motivation to keep going. When Hayward breaks bad and unleashes his full potential it will not only boost him to an All-Star level but it will boost the play of his teammates as well.
What do you guys think? Does Hayward have it in him to do this? Does he need to do this?