Listen: Miami, University Of Miami, Lebron James discussed on Pardon My Take
"If fear was a big factor for sure. I thought it was a coolest thing up in Miami to be a quarterback at the university of Miami. And play shortstop remember that we did not have major baseball team going up at Miami Marlins came late and university of mine wasn't like arguing keys. It was Dan like your cubs. And the fact that that rich tradition that Jimmy Johnson broad from the eighties of football. And it would have been awesome to play quarterback. So what made you decide not to just like, I mean, obviously, you were money superstar. He's really money. Yeah. Yeah. Do the bail is eight. I mean, I was seventeen I was broke as broke as you can be. A mother walk walk work two jobs for forever that it was normal that all moms single MAs will work to three jobs that those par for the course, of course, learn to wasn't. But I just wanted to make sure she was retired. And I needed to kind of get my career in the way. Plus when you one one meaning first round first pick of really alpha way to say. Yeah. One where? I mean, there's nowhere to go. But down. Yeah. Well, you so I take it. Then you didn't get to the conversation that all Miami recruits. Get to his how much are you gonna pay money? Can't be the deciding factor if you're gonna go play for the Miami hurricanes. Right. I sit on the board of the university of Miami. So okay, certainly conversation was up. Yes. But I am a huge Kane. Kane fan whose favorite player growing up like watching those Schnellenberger as a coach knows a little bit before my time. So my guys test Verdy Ericsson, Michael Irving Jerome Brown. You know? The you. You. So you you, obviously go you go one one you go to Seattle and. How's it? Like, I always wonder this with an athlete who is goes from basically high school to you are now a superstar like LeBron James or someone who goes directly from high school to like deck speculations are enormous on you. Did it change overnight? Where you did you go from all, right? I'm just regular guy to OSHA. I'm not a regular guy anymore. I mean, yes. And no, I mean, the fact that I went to a market like Seattle in the Pacific northwest. It kinda gave me this like covering and not only was I at the kingdom. But also had this kind of cover of being a behind the greatest player in the world at a time with Ken Griffey junior. He was or Michael Jordan. He Nike campaigns Gatorade. And what was interesting was. He was six year my senior. So it was nice because I was able to learn from him. And he was always the best player on the team in the big star. So I never came in as you mentioned LeBron James or even a Kobe Bryant Kobe a little because he had shacks. It's probably more Kobe. But it was fun. I enjoyed it had unbelievable mentors. Great manager. It was in a in a strange way like going to an amazing university and getting your PHD or your masters from people that Panella egg Martinez, Ken Griffey junior as to business guys. Man, you I would say it's like an incubator almost nurturing you making sure that you were growing gave you some seed capital start.."