Bucks’ Kyle Korver has hilarious response to how he stayed in shape during hiatus
At 39 years of age, Milwaukee Bucks veteran Kyle Korver is no spring chicken. This is exactly why the sharp-shooting swingman has been putting in an extra effort to stay in shape while in quarantine.
According to Korver, he has his neighbor to thank for helping him stay sharp throughout the hiatus:
“My neighbor has a hoop, but it’s only 7-feet tall. I shot a few times with my kids but I’m not sure if it made me better. But I got to dunk some, so that’s fun. I don’t get to do that normally,” Korver joked, via WISN 12 (h/t Larry Brown of Yardbreaker).
Kyle Korver is one of the best shooters in the league today — arguably even in history — but he is no high-flying dunker. He can throw it down (usually during his earlier years, and not really of the “throw down” variety), but even he admits that this is certainly not one of his strengths. So it’s good that he was at least able to polish his dunking skills on his neighbor’s 7-foot rim.
Korver will soon be rejoining the Bucks as the team travels to Disney World in Florida to see out the remainder of the season. Milwaukee still hold the best record in the league, and it will be interesting to see what kind of momentum they will have once the season kicks off again.
For his part, Korver has averaged 6.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists, while also sinking 1.7 triples per contest on a highly-impressive 41.5-percent clip. The former All-Star has emerged as a key role player for the Bucks who are looking to mount a serious challenge for this year’s title.