Daequan Cook's hometown fishwrap keeps the DC news coming at a pace even Access Hollywood could appreciate. Today, the DDN reported none other than Officer O'Neal picked up Cook at the Miami airport prior to his workout with the Heat. Apparently, Cook and the Diesel had met previously via a mutual buddy. Ever the nice guy, Shaq took Cook out for the day including a stop at his pad to discuss life in the NBA. In case you're wondering, Miami has the 20th and 39th pick in Thursday's draft.
Speaking of the draft, DDN also noted Cook is having a Draft Party at the swank Holiday Inn on Dryden Road. If you want to watch the draft with Cook and Al Powell Jr, it will only cost you a Gammons at the door. The 20 spot will get you some finger foods and a chance to rub elbows with a future NBA contributor and his crew. I might make the drive but I have a feeling Chad Ford of ESPN The Magazine won't be in attendance after this doozy on Cook:
"He's got springs, range ... and no clue on how to play the game. [Cook has] a weak work ethic and massive ego."
Damn. Hopefully the right team with the right coach will tap the true potential of the Quan and prove the naysayers wrong.