#PSBSportsChop: “The Tree” – Jeff Capel – Mar. 10, 2017
Duke associate head basketball coach Jeff Capel III has long been a favorite of mine dating back to his playing days at Duke. Capel was so talented that legendary hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur wore his Blue Devil jersey at one point. Like us all, Capel III has a family. His father, Jeff II, was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Capel III took time to document the highs, lows and the stories that have defined his relationship with his father over the years in this article.
By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture
This article almost brought me to tears. At one point, Capel is complaining about Duke wanting sympathy while starting on the No. 2 team in the country as a freshman.
Capel’s dad tells him “Man, SHUT THE F*** UP. Stop calling home and complaining. And just play.”
READ THE ARTICLE: The Tree | The Players’ Tribune
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