Cousin Bern – who clarified that he would, in fact, prefer to be called Cousin Bern – was on 97.5 The Fanatic with Mike Missanelli today (audio here). Among other tidbits, Cousin Bern told Missanelli that that Tyrone Garland’s family has been staying at home to watch the games, partly because they’re all quite stitious. Superstitious:
“Same sneakers. [His mom] won’t do his hair until they lose.”
She won’t do his hair?
“His braids– he won’t get them done over until they lose now.”
How much maintenance do they need?
“She spends hours on them as individuals.”
They’re all good right now. So what happens, are they gonna get loose?
“Well no, actually they’re not that good right now if you really take a look. She hasn’t done it in a while. He hasn’t wanted her to do them. He’s been playing well.”
Looked good to me, and Missanelli, but we're probably not in the right demo to critique Garland's braids.
On the shot?
“I had him shootin’ that shot hundreds of times. And there are certain things where you’re working out and just think, “Why am I doing this? I’m never going to use this.” And for him to get the opportunity to actually take the shot that we worked on, that’s what that was about. And I had just told him about the shot right before the game.”
Meanwhile, Garland told Anthony Gargano on 94.1 WIP that he wants to get his Twitter followers into the Ks: [CBS Philly]
“I was like at one thousand, now I’m at like three thousand [Twitter followers],” Garland told 94WIP’s Anthony Gargano on Monday. “Hopefully I can get in the K’s, I think that would be great. I got a lot of Instagram followers as well. I had like 511 after the game. That’s just great and it just goes to show how people are showing love. It’s great for Philly basketball man.”
Getting in the K’s means over 10,000. Twitter just uses “10k, 11k, etc …” instead of specific numbers. Garland’s handle is @tygarland.
He’s still got a ways to go (currently around 3,500), but that number is quickly growing… though he may want to cool it with the pictures of himself wearing a Dallas Cowboys hat.