This quote from Jonathan Abrams’ fantastic new piece on Flynn is revealing:
Flynn spent last season with the Australian National Basketball League’s Melbourne Tigers. “I really wanted to play in a place that was English-speaking,” Flynn said. “That was really my main focus. I want to know what’s going on around me.”
Flynn’s curiosity about new languages and cultures is as voracious as his interest in learning a new offense or being a pass-first point guard.
It’s worth reading in full. Set aside some time–and maybe an alcoholic beverage or two–to digest it properly.