Dion Waiters Talks About Loss, Irrational Confidence, and the Philly in Him

Dion Waiters pens a must-read piece in The Players' Tribune that touches on his irrational confidence and his relationship with the city of Philadelphia and how the two are intertwined. 

It's just a fun read and a wonderful glimpse into his personality both on and off the court.

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He talks about Pat Riley like he's Robert De Niro's character, Sam "Ace" Rothstein, in the movie Casino.

He talks about how he turned a playground rival into a best friend as a teenager and had to deal later in life with tremendous loss and how in Philly, you just become numb to it.

He talks about how getting out of Philly saved him.

He talks about playing Kevin Durant one-on-one during their days in Oklahoma City and how he beat KD plenty of times.

He talks about mean mugging for the Miami Heat after hitting a dagger over the Golden State Warriors this season... He writes:

People ask me all the time, "What's that mean?"

It don't mean nothing.

It's just the Philly in me.

You really should just go read the whole thing.

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