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Garrett Temple: Nets providing players with workout gear and a regimen

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Nets players are all in quarantine. They can’t go to HSS nor to a local gym, but they’re not sitting at home. Oh no, they’re not like us couch potatoes. They’re trying different ways to stay in basketball shape, like Dzanan Musa who posted his regimen on Twitter the other day.

Of course, it might not be optimum for them or their neighbors...

But the Nets performance team, being what they are, have provided.

In an interview with Michael Grady of YES, Garrett Temple described what the team has sent over to his apartment. The Nets sent each of them personal exercise equipment and a 1 ½-hour workout regimen.

“Best believe Dan Meehan (director of sports science) and Dan Liburd (strength and conditioning coach) can find ways to make sure you stay in shape wherever you are,” Temple told Grady. “You could be on the moon with nothing and they’re going to find ways to make sure you stay in shape.”

But that regimen still gives Temple, Musa and the others some free time and Temple, whose teammates nicknamed him “Mr. President,” has begun studying for the LSAT, the Law School Admissions Test. Temple, who’s 33, is looking out for his future.

“Honestly, I’ve thought about it over the last three years. My dad kind of put a seed in my head. I was thinking more MBA. I have my undergrad degree in business, so I was thinking more MBA. My dad was telling me law school is something that’s pretty prestigious having a law degree, and teaches you to think in a different way.

“I’ve always been a big-time debater. I’m pretty literal. When I get into arguments, I’m a person that you probably want to stop arguing with because I’m going to nitpick everything you say.”

Temple told Grady he’s also been inspired by Bryan Stevenson, who was portrayed by Michael B. Jordan in “Just Mercy.” Temple was introduced to Stevenson through Clara Wu Tsai.

“Getting into the space of watching that move ‘Just Mercy’ and talking with Bryan Stevenson, having a conversation with him and a few other lawyers that I admire, just understanding how much of an impact you can have with a law degree in a lot of different ways,” Temple said. “You don’t necessarily even have to practice law but just having that knowledge is something that intrigues me.”

Temple was so impressed he Temple paid for a screening of “Just Mercy” for local children, and pushed the Nets to do the same.

The 12-year veteran is already vice-president of NBPA, the players union, and could become its president.

Meanwhile, back on the conditioning front, it seems that coaches like Adam Harrington, the Nets development director, can’t always get through to the players...