Some of you may know my friend Jade Hoye, producer of my old podcasts and of many others in the NBA media space. On the night before Thanksgiving, Jade got into a very serious car accident and the crash left him with brain injuries of which he’s a ways away from recovering. While we’re all extremely grateful that Jade survived the wreck, he’s been unable to care for his three children, and is in need of extensive care himself.
I am so sad to hear this. Jade is a wonderful person - back in 2019 I was a huge fan of the Friday Count the Dings show, and eventually I contacted him responding to some of the discussion. We talked on the phone and he invited me on the show, Matt from Tas. I was on a few times, once for the whole show, and he said I could be on whenever I wanted, but doing it at 3am was killing me so I didn't continue even though shooting the shit with that crew was one of the highlights of my life. Jade and I continued to email and always got along well. Such an interesting man, someone who gives so much to others, and a true glue-guy - he brings like-minded others together to form a greater whole. All the best to Jade, his family, and friends, in this tough time. Get well soon, Jade.
Ethan, you can thank Jade for my monthly subscription.
From Truehoop, to Count the Dings, to The Athletic, the group of people around him was always special. I kept following Jade around the media landscape, knowing that wherever I found him, something special would be happening. Looking back, I’m so grateful to have gone on that journey😊 thanks for all the distractions, the laughs, the peace of mind, and the companionship over the years, Jade. The og super producer. Get well soon.
Done. Hope he makes a full recovery and that the worst of his rehab is behind him.
Having hundreds of millions of amateurs speeding in multi-ton vehicles, leading to 40,000+ dead every year and hundreds of thousands more seriously injured, seems crazy: we all know someone who's died or been seriously injured in car crashes, and yet we don't collectively think about how these problems might be ameliorated. https://jakeseliger.com/2019/12/16/maybe-cars-are-just-really-bad-but-theyre-normal-so-we-dont-pay-attention-to-how-bad/