Along with staying in shape, Brooklyn Nets wing Garrett Temple has been getting to work in a different field while the NBA season is on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Temple recently did a video interview with Michael Grady of the YES Network, and he said he’s studied for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
“I’ve actually started practicing for the LSAT prep,” Temple said. “I’m a person that has thought about going to law school when I finish playing. What’s not a better time than now to be able to put in three to four hours a day of studying for a test that allows me to get into law school. That’s what I’m doing right now.”
Temple said at first he was thinking about earning his MBA, as he graduated with a business degree at LSU. He said his dad ignited the spark to consider going to law school.
“My dad was telling me how law school is something that’s pretty prestigious, having a law degree,” Temple said. “It just teaches you to think a different way.”
A self-proclaimed debater, Temple said he usually nitpicks things during arguments. He also mentioned how he’s talked with lawyer Bryan Stevenson among others. Stevenson is portrayed in the film, “Just Mercy,” which is based on his book of the same name.
Though the season is suspended, this has been a cool time to see what players’ outside interests are. Having other interests can help players like Temple have a smooth transition when their basketball career is over.