Chuck Hayes
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"Charles Edward "Chuck" Hayes, Jr." is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky from 2001 to 2005.

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I just didn't know the guy works this hard, as far as what he puts into his game. Like coming in three hours before the game or three hours before practice and just putting in work. Working on his footwork and his pivot game, just to get better. I really wasn't expecting that, and it took me by surprise.

It's very frustrating. Those are moments you dream about since you're little. I had the opportunity, and both were long.

It kind of sums up what our season was like all year. So close. It came down to the little things that made us come up on the bad end again.

They've probably got a billboard up for Sparks already.

It was coming sooner or later. We see it everyday in practice -- we know what he can do.

We made them work for everything they wanted. Whenever they wanted to shoot a 3, there was a hand in their face. Whenever they tried to drive to the hole, there were two or three guys there collapsing. What we tried to do was make everything hard and difficult.

It was obvious from the first half that we needed some energy, somewhat of a spark, ... I challenged myself to get every rebound and work my way around my man.

I'm just enjoying the moment. The guys really congratulated me when we came off the floor and said how much they appreciated my effort.