A new social media movement called “The Choco Challenge” has gained popularity in recent weeks, and the idea is to eat a piece of chocolate created by the hot sauce company Fuego Box that contains a dangerously hot pepper. If you want to know how difficult the chocolate is to eat, just ask Jason Terry.
Terry decided to take the challenge during the NBA on TNT broadcast Thursday night. It did not go well.
Poor Jason Tried the hot chocolate challenge and he's sweating & possibly puking pic.twitter.com/x8wUUnG9hI
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 1, 2019
We’d say Terry probably regrets eating the chocolate, but the idea behind the challenge is to raise awareness for prostate cancer research. Fuego Box is donating $5 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for every insanely spicy mini chocolate bar that is purchased, and as of Friday morning they had raised nearly $50,000.
We’ve seen some weird things happen with the NBA on TNT crew when it comes to food, but no one has ever ended up in pain the way Terry did. Kudos to him for taking the hit for a good cause.
It’s always sad watching once-great athletes enter the twilight of their careers. For sports fans, it feels like we’re losing a piece of ourselves. Father Time doesn’t discriminate, and though some athletes push the envelope into their 40s, we all sadly have a shelf life.
In the past two years, fans have seen notable figures like Tim Duncan, Amar’e Stoudemire, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce retire. Here are 10 well-known players who may follow in their footsteps in the next year.
10. Vince Carter
I sat down with V.C. on draft day to discuss his future, and at the time it was uncertain. He was waiting for LeBron to announce his decision so the rest of the league could react and adjust their free-agency plans accordingly. Once LJ finally did so, the Hawks scooped Carter, signing him to a one-year deal. Atlanta wanted “Carter around its young locker room,” per Woj. The 41-year-old will receive $2.4 million for the season — keep getting them checks! Carter is no longer the Vinsanity we all knew and loved, but he’s had a heck of a career, and he’s still a valuable piece. Last season, with Sacramento, he played in 58 games, averaging 17.7 minutes, 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc. The former No. 5 overall pick (1998, Golden State Warriors) has now played for eight teams.
Arizona Wildcats alumni are having to come to terms with the fact that their program looks to have committed some very egregious NCAA violations.
One of those alumni is Jason Terry, who played for Lute Olson at Arizona from 1995 and 1999. Terry suggested that the Wildcats are going to have to clean house and start over in order to take their program back.
@APlayersProgram BearDown it’s time to clean house and bring home our own bloodlines to carry on Lutes Legacy. We have too much pride, too much tradition to allow outsiders to tear down what we built.
— Jason Terry (@jasonterry31) February 24, 2018
It sounds like Terry wants to see someone well-connected with the Arizona program take over the reigns. Sean Miller had no such connections upon taking over, and now finds himself in a world of trouble. It seems more likely than not that Arizona will need a new coach soon, and it may be someone who has to navigate some unparalleled challenges.
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The Milwaukee Bucks may look to re-sign Jason Terry as their next move.
The Bucks released Spencer Hawes on Friday night, clearing a roster spot on the team. Racine Journal Times columnist Gery Woelfel expects the team to re-sign Terry to fill the spot.
As noted in recent WPB story on Bucks' payroll, team waives center Spencer Hawes, now re-signing guard Jason Terry figures to be next move.
— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) September 1, 2017
Terry turns 40 in a few weeks, so he would just be on the roster mostly for his leadership and veteran presence. He averaged 4.1 points per game in 74 contests last season behind Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova at point guard.
The Jet apparently wanted to land in Los Angeles this summer, but Luke Walton wasn’t having any of it.
In a recent interview with Tom Byrne of SiriusXM NBA Radio, veteran guard Jason Terry revealed that he wanted to join the Lakers and reached out to new head coach Luke Walton (who also played his college ball at Arizona), but Walton wasn’t interested.
“I called my good friend Luke,” Terry said. “I told him if he needed any help, veteran leadership, in that capacity – Lakers – with an ability to coach at the end of my deal, then that was something I would be looking forward to. He utterly declined, and I respect him for that.”
The 38-year-old Terry ultimately chose to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks. While the Lakers have a number of young guards who could have used some Terry Tips, their roster has enough elder statesmen as is after adding Jose Calderon, Timofey Mozgov, Luol Deng, and Yi Jianlian this offseason.
On an even younger Milwaukee team, Terry can both tutor and get some actual playing time on a squad desperate for three-point shooting, so it looks like everything worked out for the best.
The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly set to bring in veteran guard Jason Terry.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Thursday that the 38-year-old was in “advanced talks” with Milwaukee, who are seeking veteran leadership in the locker room. Terry and coach Jason Kidd played together in Dallas as well.
On Friday, Stein confirmed that the deal was close.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 19, 2016
Terry was a backup for Houston last season, and he’ll likely serve in a similar role for Milwaukee. He’ll bring a bit of veteran swagger and know-how to a very young Bucks team, but from a pure basketball standpoint, his impact will be limited.
Jason Terry has played with Dwight Howard in Houston and spent eight seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, so it’s worth a listen when the veteran guard pushes for a marriage between Howard and the Mavs.
Terry appeared on ESPN Radio’s “Cowlishaw and Mosley” on Tuesday, and said that Howard could absolutely fit in Dallas – if he bought in.
“It would be a great fit. I think the key cog in that wheel is Dwight,” Terry said, via SportsDay DFW. “Are you willing to come in and accept [coach Rick] Carlisle’s style of coaching? He has a great offensive system. It’s all about structure, player movement, ball movement. But the big guy really doesn’t touch it a lot on the inside.
“Obviously Rick is great with personnel, but if he did play in Dallas, Dwight would probably get some touches. But I don’t think that’s Rick’s style of play. Will [Carlisle] adjust it to have a guy like Dwight? Maybe.”
Considering Howard has openly admitted that he felt he didn’t get the ball enough in Houston, that may be a significant stumbling block. Still, Howard combined with Dirk Nowitzki would be quite the proposition. It’s no surprise that Dallas may be interested in securing Howard’s services.