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"ahmad rashad" Discussed on High Noon
"Stare at him. Unsure? But you know what you tapped into something. That's very interesting for us. Who Do this job which is, you can meet these very famous people and these people that are larger than life to you, and then when they sit down, they just like every other dudes. You haven't met at a barbershop who WanNa talk your ear off about this stuff that you might not necessarily you ought to talk about right now. Absolutely all he kept telling you that. Wow! Isn't that a boxer? Thinking about? The GOP. That lone genius. Let you. Be asked question maybe. It was one of those things that was really really really cool. So has anybody anybody that stands out to you just? Had you starstruck like because I know it's not a common occurrence for you because you've been around. Is World for a long time? I think Mandela. then. Della was I was pretty much, but it took me a while to sort of relaxing. You know go ahead, but he may be the most incredible person I've ever met. I also think Obama's one of the most incredible people that I've ever met, so there's been a lot. There's been a lot of people I. Just can't you know I don't know how to? I don't know how to put him in. You know. Before the just been tunnels, but there's not a day that goes by I might see something or hear something and go. Hey, helmet guy one time and it could be anybody. is saying my wife. You know right you. Know He. He knew I was in the seventies, and that's Kinda the way it started. Generally about Sammy Davis Junior. Areas. And the guy called me and my roses eight seven Davis Junior, and why are you giving? First of all, he's a big football fan, huge fan, but I'm cooking, so come on over your shoulder going. That's how I ended up meeting him and then move farther. He came to Minnesota to perform for a week right other stadium, and so I saw him every day during that time, so it was just weird. Things sort of happened that way. It's everyday. 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Asked me a bunch of questions in this the other it on the table. There is a some walk moly and some. So I'm sitting in trying to act natural and feel natural, just kind of talk in these. Ask me a bunch of questions. Hold on, I'm thinking man. If my mom knew that I was sitting here and talking to. My mom wouldn't believe I WanNa Pearl now just to kill somebody that I'm really in ear so now I'm trying to relax and I take a bit things I different in this guacamole and notice. He's watching me as I put my mouth soon as I bite down on it, I realized it's the what's the green stuff the how? That you put. On Sushi. Though on Sabi were Robbie. It's a whole bowl of with Sabi. Welcome moly. Rick and I put it in my mental. Close out my hallway and. Your. Everywhere I'm sweating. And waiting is. Because they knew it was resigning in. Back it'd be goes. This cat loves them the. Embarrassed me, the whole room was like because I was sweating in the whole fast bowler. Three years later I'm in France south of France I Walk Glove. He's in there and he goes out. You'll like that was. I can't imagine being able to cool bad in the world and accidentally made the worst mistake. I could possibly Meghan that Bobi. Can stop sweating I swallow shirt. Is they go game. Tells a great live. You could just be like yeah. Fast for south of France strode up into. You GotTa Life At. The game of life. Got Enjoys okay. I'm very happy to has been a good one baby next time I'm in Florida I gotta catch up with like I. Absolutely do this has been so much about really appreciated. Golf clubs have played in a while, but I'll go and bears myself. I Move. Amara shop at thank you so much for joining us, I really appreciate. is their latest. Here on the right time due to a couple of times, a week may best. Eight handles everything behind the scenes. Thank you, sir, remember subscribed the rights I rate is review us. Give us five stars. You gotta give us four-star. 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"ahmad rashad" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"About this guy that I just it was. Just unbelievable and it took me a while before. I got normalized so I really? Just stare at him. Unsure. But you know what you tapped into something. That's very interesting for us. Who Do this job which is, you can meet these very famous people and these people that are larger than life to you, and then when they sit down, they just like every other dudes. You haven't met at a barbershop who wanNA. Talk your ear off about this stuff that you might not necessarily you ought to talk about right now. Absolutely all. that. Wow! Isn't that a boxer? About. The GOP, that loan genius! Let you. Be. Asked question maybe. It was one of those things that was really really really cool. So has anybody anybody that stands out to you just? Had you starstruck like because I know it's not a common occurrence for you because you've been around. Is World for a long time? I think Mandela. Then, Della was I was pretty much, but it took me a while to sort of relaxing. You know go ahead, but he may be the most incredible person I've ever met. I also think Obama's one of the most incredible people that I've ever met, so there's been a lot. There's been a lot of people I just can't. You know I don't know how to I? Don't know how to put him in. You know. Before the just been tunnels, but there's not a day that goes by that I might see something or hear something and go. Hey, helmet guy one time and it could be anybody. is saying. You know right you. Know. He. He knew I was in the seventies, and that's Kinda, the way it started. Generally about Sammy Davis Junior Areas? And the guy called me and my roses, eight seven, Davis. Junior, and why are you giving? First of all, he's a big football fan, huge fan, but I'm cooking, so come on over your shoulder going. That's how I ended up meeting him and then move farther. He came to Minnesota to perform for a week right other stadium, and so I saw him every day during that time, so it was just weird. Things sort of happened that way. It's everyday is a hard one to explain to people who weren't around a little bit forward right? Like who is he a really famous editor? What Beta famous? Here's a really famous in its ater. The rack patch you res- you, so it's like I think it's hard to explain to people who've rice and is that you could say frank's. Idea what made him a big deal? He's Frank Sinatra like you just got to be here now. Have you heard my? Story I have not so I'm in a room and I got a nice white. Soon on I'm in a room in Las Vegas and I walk into a room. Frank Sinatra sitting on a couch. I'm thinking man that's. Just the couch me I'm still playing ball at the time right now. Nervous and I'm trying to knock over there near it and he looks only goes hey. The mob reshot. Come on over here. Man! Come over here and sit down and talk you know. This guy's a big football. Big Football and they all gamble. Gamble on the NFL Games, so has come over and sit down. I'm a little nervous. He's talking. Asked me a bunch of questions in this together it on the table. There is a some walk moly and some. So. I'm sitting in trying to act natural and feel natural. Just kind of talk in these. Ask me a bunch of questions. Hold on I'm thinking man if my mom knew that I was sitting here and talking to price now. Wouldn't believe I WanNa Pearl now just to kill somebody that I'm really in ear so now. I'm trying to Relax Inn I. take a bit things I. Different in this Guacamole and notice. He's watching me as I. Put in my mouth soon as I bite down on it I, realized it's the what's the green stuff the how? That you put. On Sushi though on Sabi were Robbie. It's a whole bowl of with Sabi. Welcome moly. Rick and I. Put it in my mental. Close out my hallway and. Your. Sweat everywhere. I'm sweating. And Wayne is. Because they knew it was resigning in certain. Back it'd be goes. This cat loves them the. Embarrassed me. The whole room was like because I was sweating. In the whole fast bowler three years later, I'm in France south of France. I walk look. He's in there and he goes out still like that was. I can't imagine being able to cool bad in the world and accidentally made the worst mistake. I could possibly Meghan that Bobi. Can Stop sweating. His. Having Own. IS THEY GO game? Tells a great live. You could just be like yeah. Fast for south of France strode up into. You GotTa Life At. The game of life. Got Enjoys okay. I'm very happy to has been a good one payment next time I'm in Florida. I gotTA catch up with you like I. Absolutely do this has been so much about really appreciated. Golf Clubs Oh yeah I haven't played in a while, but I'll go and bears myself. I. Move. Amara shop at. Thank you so much for joining us I really appreciate. is their latest. Here on the right time, due to a couple of times, a week may best. Eight handles everything behind the scenes. Thank you, sir, remember subscribed the rights. 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"ahmad rashad" Discussed on High Noon
"Family? You get the hell out. That, actually made me feel good. Success. Is Thrown in the training room, the whole the whole time and I'm covering this team. Another team. This is usually in that locker room of any of them, but so it just was one of those things that. Just got out of control and then I think people sort of different to stood. Relationship when it's might is right down the street. And we talk every day. He's really you know one of my dearest friends and it goes. Way Me on the basketball. I will say this though I will never forget the game in Indiana Ninety five. When he came back, we were all at the house. If we waiting for it, would we go to abide? Let's go to average shot. You know what we wrote together in a car. We, overuse I call me. Going back I, said okay, so what was happening? He's why come on here and it will drive up. That, so we drove then we drove up there and the funny thing about it was. We must've talked about this much basketball Mary Lou. was just like funny stuff. Stupid stuff that you and I would talk about it. We riding somewhere just any crazy tour, but not very much basketball, and then just before we got the arena I. Ask the questions that I needed to know for my reporting in house image now. How often do you and Michael Jordan? Engage in competitive things? 'cause I imagined that he's the guy that if you beat him once, you're going to be playing until he beat. You know about how long it takes man. Yeah, he's still managed. Golfman. Him I go. We could play with like. Six hundred people plant, and only person really wants beating me. Let me win. It's just more it's. It's. It's more pleasant. CanNot win. But. It just reminds you when you growing up. There's always somebody down to block you. WanNa beat them more. You WanNa beat anybody else, but we have a lot of fun with it. Always, but he is. He's not as competitive as you used to be. Because he's getting old. But you know he's still is. Telling you, he plays hard. He plays Bar, but I imagine you gotta be a pretty competitive. Catch Yourself. You can't really get to where you have it all these places without it. Yeah, when I'm I'm smoother with. You. Go. It's the. It's like I. Run over the top you. Around you slipping here? That kind of thing he's is right down the middle. So that's the crazy part about that. So, let me ask you this all your travels. All the things that you've gotten to do like what do you think is the coolest thing that you had the opportunity to do? Arouse Sports. Arena on sports. I the, Olympics. You know when I was a host the Olympics. In eight. That was pretty cool. The executive producer of inside stuff was really something I. Hang my hat on, because we. We didn't have budgets in those days, so we it'd be like. Hey, man. They got this. Guy Covering camping Turkey. Shoot parents man see what they came up with this. Playing Gone some other thing. Hey, there's a guy rusher somebody doing something like. Shoot a boom. We're going you know. There was no budget where the way you can't go buddy. China, we gone all over the world. The show is on and what two hundred countries or something like that, so it wasn't like we were sneaking in anywhere. It was really really great. There's there's. There's almost too many things and I. Never put him in. You asked me that question. I realize I've never put a list now. Because, there's had Mohammed Ali House for about forty one tar. This pops up. You know renew it. He came to visit a day. He was there for about a week. But, so there's a lot of things like that. You started thinking of any real. I guess in quarantine. Makes you make back? Rather than forward I try to be back so much, but I've been quarantined long. Know I can think about all kinds of stuff going backwards auto win win win. Is this the Mohammed Ali stay at the House I was pleased with the Vikings at that. So this is so. This is seventy S. Ali. Yeah, yeah as a bike that I had met before that in college when he was the suspending going on. A. He came to a boxing match with zero one night, but. Required so time we had a great time laughing and joking and such a wonderful man, a lot of sort of similarities to Michael Jordan. You know that they're gregarious. Gregor and giving and and and just fun to be around those guys so. When you start seeing any. It takes me a while. Times that's been around bomber above that we you know as my boss. That's my goal, but we've never been beaten. We're undefeated as a team now. Have you witnessed whether these OBA Jordan Golf matches. In a minute, okay. Reason I ask that is that time Jordan told YOU THAT OBAMA UTAH. He said I'm not saying he's a bad politician I'm just said he's Golfer eight Oh. Bobby looked so salty where they asked him about that. The next day he was like I. Just feel like Michael's should be busy with the bobcats so sorry. The Hornets and I tried 'cause. They are wired so similarly. That was funny because they should should've been handled without I mean I'm sure one hell that without a camera is. Speaking saying languages each other, and what was just kidding, but he didn't realize how the impact of his kidding against the president, but There's just so many. We have so much fun when we play. It's usually Michael in a friend of mine size and the president that we play. We lost it one time. But now when a Boeing play, we've never lost now. You say it was kidding that interview. He looked like he was kidding. He looked like the fire had come back his is. Getting in a way that I'm telling you the truth when King You. Outrage River Oh. Bob Look so lousy like Oh. You do or the same guy like what I saw. Bobby took. It was like Oh okay. Okay. Got You got you? Go pretty serious. He likes to talk. Smack, so you just kinda caught in the middle of that? Yeah, mismatched. Can you talk with a camera on? His whole. World Ob still stuck with his idea. At least eight. Your Guest Room Yep. was people came in I. lived on the country right so I really wonder. Why do I have my teammates? My house man when he left. Half, the population, the opposite going in and out of my house, nobody slept. All looking by giving strangers in the day of. It just. Just a very very different kind of thing. I never thought twice about that. Did you get yourself? A Princeton Counter Media Polis is? He was a young, if your tab that New Jersey but seventeen. When a little bit you know! He was always on the street. Somewhere I remember once we I met him to eat one time for dinner. And he showed up, and he had on a raincoat long raincoat and underneath rating. Cody pair of my swimming trunks. Women trump right with long stock stocks that went up to his is right so I remember meaning. We, talking things, nobody even said. And what? was going on. Never gave A. He's a big fan, very fan or in Iran Jim a lot after that, too. I remember I went to a dinner football game in London and my kids went, and he plays somewhere for seven nights they they went all seven nights. He liked to cook so if he was ever in town. where it always gonNA call, so hey man with like. A house will come on by, but it would be used three o'clock in the morning when they'd.
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on High Noon
"Anyway, a lot of the guys that played basketball were friends of mine personal friends of mine, and I guess that you know it just didn't seem like it was a big you know, and plus it was a show I was going to get ready to do that. Was Personality driven and it was going to be a true that I had control over. You Know David Stern Adam suber made me executive producer and managing editor. They usually don't let black folks do that. You know, see nobody glad. In next year they gave me that opportunity and I just had the best time. I was more than one of the most fun shows that I've ever done in my entire life and we'll bay was just outstanding. Did you realize at the time how impactful it would be or could be because it kind of became a Saturday morning cartoon? Yeah, I did because you know wasn't dating when? When mission to me and I realized that it was before the Internet was before that guys could write. Their own stories was before you can see guys going to the store or going to the mall or an inside look at who these people were, and to be able to handle. That was just a lot of fun and I'm book every player. It wasn't anybody on your. Call them up and SAM coming out. There Tuesday man. What you doing this out with us? Come Out, so it was one of those things that we had access, and it wasn't like any other show on TV was so far ahead of itself. It wasn't like any show on TV that. It was just different, and you know what, but we used to do is to just insist it was one tate. If you mess up, just dig yourself out because that's what real life is, you don't get to stop and start over, so it made. People feel like they were that. We were in their living rooms and we weren't stiff. You said the wrong thing. We need the rabbit. Out and keep going, but that was part of the joy of the thing, and not only that all players wanted to be on it. You know I couldn't go to. A game got running by my seats. Man Shot on. There is paying. When did you meet Michael Jordan I? Met Michael Jordan when NBC got a basketball? They had a basketball game in Los Angeles called Midsummer night's dream or something like that magic was all star game magic while the players will come out and they'd play. Back in those days, the game was real when like. All Star game is now. or I guess, but then it was real, and so we went out and we televise it. I ain't saying you see has basketball, and this is going to be the crew and. So we went out and Mike when I met and we exchanged phone numbers. And I think from that day on new in two three days by Leeann. Talk each other about something. You. Know just hit it off like that. It was about more basketball. Our families were close. We had kids the same age. A lot of things that we liked the same, so it was one of those kinds of things that just you know. Just hit it off. We just hit it off and became isn't really good friends now? Your kids are the same age, but you and he are not the same as like one thing I found interesting in watching the last dance like looking at it in a different place in my. My life is like wow, that's a lot for twenty-seven-year-old to deal with. That's a lot for thirty year old to deal with so for you. We're dealing with Michael. I imagine also at that time you look at him. It's like you know this is Michael. Jordan like this is also like a younger do compared to me. You know when you have three and you never see them as Michael Jordan. I never. Know that one I see I see. The other one I don't know, and that's just so it wasn't. And you know we know close with the family. And I guess I had already sort of been through a lot of things, but there are a lot of times where he was. You were like brothers Burger lifetimes where he was the big Bro. Our big brother but. He's a lot of characteristic. So in that way were the age. Thing is very wise man, but did you ever feel like more of a big brother? When he showed today to be with them, sunglasses on, you are looking at them. Like what are you doing right now? Look..
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on High Noon
"You know that's what that was about. Now win along this path. Did you decide that you wanted to go into doing journalism television? I always wanted to do that. When I got out of college. You know I always want to do that at some point. I sort of planned it so when I got to Minnesota my last five years, I worked. Time at a CBS affiliate, which people did no? I also get radio show so by the time I got to the network. Started saying Oh. Man, he's a natural. No I'm not a natural. I've been working out after practice. I'm going straight to the studio. For five years. I produced on my features. I wrote all messed up. I did all of that stuff on that level, and then by the time I got to the national level. It was like a piece of cake, so did it for me. Right always dumped. That's. This is a piece. Now, did you cover your own team while you were working in Minnesota? Did to appoint we well. You know what I did. I did a weekly show every Sunday night I did show a after the game, so we did an hour long show after the game that was as far as cover. Those guys I didn't get too much into. It was just talking about that game and the off season. I get all the sports got. Got Basketball Hockey at girls basketball. Get all those things to sort of learn how that sort of works. Yeah, because I wondered because I grew up in Houston and Spencer Tillman used to cover the oilers while he was there, and that got his ass with one time tomorrow later did not appreciate south that he had to sail to broadcast. That turned out ugly. Can see that happening because you. Where's the line? Was that line drawn? What are you doing how you play your in? You can't take stuff out of the locker room. Because since sports, net locker room is supposed to be a place where things the in their. Out Every night talking about or picking what you are, you have a tough time. There's going to be some only put you in a headlock. Now for you in getting into national television. How much convincing did it take because I think that people think a lot about like the early eighties, anything about black men on television. The first thought is OJ Simpson right and he was the perfect clean cut SORTA guy. He had all the imaging, the commercials and stuff and he seemed like the perfect guy to be there then on the other side. You were there at the same time with the name. Name Ahmad Shot Right, which is like in direct contrast to a lot of ways that OJ went about doing it so was it difficult for you to sell the National People in the idea of you was a national television personality I think once you saw me and you saw what I was delivering in how I was younger sort of went away and I think it may help more than hurt to be i. was the only a mob Rashad. Nine. was only once, and I took Ed Bradley was a very very dear friend mine, why talked to on a daily basis about how to do things in wind, and doing all these things sort of took me under his wing, and that was my guy. I was also very aware that when I got into television, there weren't very many African Americans on TV or radio, I wanted to be a beacon. I wanted to show like look if this is what. What you WanNa do you can do it? I'm showing you. I can do I'm doing it and so sometimes when I hear some of these young guys come and say hey, man, watch you when I was little. I wanted to do this. It makes me feel so good as I really did. Make an impact, and as you look across now there's so many a young brothers de do on television and radio, and and getting involved and having a voice. That makes me feel really good. Also always seem to like really enjoy yourself while doing that. Because the football broadcasts that typically very very did series, they'd never seen like especially. You were football like you understood. It was series. We did not take it as seriously as everybody else. Eat to I will never do anything life of having fun. Not It's not heart surgery in ain't brain surgery. Just sports and what's is fun and I thought that you know you. You say that both. I think I. came at you a different way than everybody else. I always try to make it like I don't have I. Don't have an ads. I am just me. When I leave and go near. I'm still the same person as I wasn't near as opposed to some people that have and they are same in real life when they give camera I never had that I always. Had you know Hey, man has gone? It was always A. Just a second away from somewhere I don't know where he is, but. I always thought that that was very important to. Inform and entertain at the same time. Those are your best teachers teachers at that entertain on just informed. That's the boringest class ever want to be in the other. It won't entertain you as they inform you. I think that's. Listen to that guy you saying that was kind of my thing. I never had an. Interesting to hear you talk about like working as a broadcaster. Do this job one thing you realize that professional athletes is kind of two. Guys that found a good way to make some money, and this is the way to cruise, and then, and that's no disrespect to them I. Get where they're coming from, but then there's always another set of guys that's interesting where they approach it with kind of the same perfectionism, and all the things that they approach being an athlete with right like they see this is like the new thing to try to master seems like you. You will much more in the latter group than the former I you know. I took what I was saying seriously, but never took myself seriously right it is. I wanted to be respected as a list or as a broadcaster. WanNa to be respected that way, but still it never overpower me. You. Know you you. You know huma pompous, dunes that. Really talk about. Calmed down a little bit. I was never that I was never that I stood by the thing that I want to inform, but I want to entertain you as I perform. Garage now when NBC gets the basketball contract. We get inside stuff which. Is a huge deal. And of course it's gotTa be association that comes with Michael Jordan. Did you ever think that you would be so readily associated with basketball as your thing well, you know I played basketball in college and I yeah, but no i. here's what here's what happened with that. When I was getting ready to go into television I had offers from every network from ABC. ABC, CBS NBC NBC was the only one that would let me do all sports and the other. One's just going to be a football comment. Football guy, color commentator, whatever it is ABC, just a football context I didn't want that I was going into this job or career. I wanted to be a dude in other seat net seat that every two years. They put a new. I won't be in the seat that I'm near. Welcome into new dude. Going down the road somewhere so at NBC gave me one of opportunity to do everything so by the time that I did an Olympics I did. world track and field weightlifting I did the. World series. You know all these things so the time that we got basketball. It was just easy I never. Twice about as I was a big basketball..
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on High Noon
"The south like just. Chicago your typical migration places so for you like Oregon Washington that whole area. What was that like for you? Well, you know my parents Mississippi and Louisiana, and so that whole thing is in the Mississippi. Louisiana goes. You know or would just a few people that went there, so it was a little bit different. The racism wasn't as out front. You know there's always something going over. It wasn't like it wasn't the South I was twelve years old. We went to Mississippi and of car brand new car and we stopped to get some gas and my father was talking to the guy that was. Seventeen year old time I'm listening. Yes, sir, no. Sir Hoping I'm wonder why he's talking to this dude. WHO's like seventeen needs to? The most important person in the world, so it comes down to the point where I say I got bathroom. I'm looking right at the bathroom, so the guy goes. We don't have a bathroom so I say to my dad. They got a bathroom is a bathroom as far as I got. My Dad hit me right in the head. POW So must got in the car. He gave me this long. Long. Speech about how you cannot dispute, White folks in Mississippi in a brand new car. Otherwise we may never get back home. I never forgot that it was like the weirdest thing I've ever seen, but it was something I wasn't used to. Because I grown up in. Nothing happened like that and they can be scaring. People like that up in Washington. Obviously, that's changed over time they can do. They WANNA. Do but I just remember that as one of my memories of how crazy that was and I remember. My parents always told me that I would have never made it. You never made it. Home you. You've been on a tree somewhere. which was just so odd I think that provides also a this. We're going to saint. Louis Right 'cause saint. Louis has his own reputation. It's got its unique brand racism so like I'm not thinking that this now. The places that you've been before that and now in the nineteen seventies. You get dropped off here and you're like Oh. Wait, this is that yes, that's exactly what it was I'm telling you. It was just a nice to get going crazy hate mail and kinda crazy stuff like that, but you know you fight through that and you stand up to it and try to make a change. That you. You don't especially. It's kind of thing would be surprised. People here now, especially given. What did you see it in the news? Right now is not every day. A black man goes to Minnesota and that becomes the Place of liberation, right? It was like oh I'm so glad to be here, yes. That's certainly that's one of the. That's one of the great places that I've ever been in this country living in Minneapolis I enjoy every single minute of it and just that whole. All of that was just so painful is just so painful. And those were good teams. I think that also helps also 'cause I. Don't recall the Saint Louis cardinals like ever being good. Is the Saint Louis Cardinals. And it was as a whole different attitude to once I got to miss an act like they were GonNa win it was a whole different attitude, and they had the purple people eaters they had Fran Tarkenton and they had bud grant and I had a tough time. you know they weren't dealing with my name? Change in Saint Louis Not at all. You know they would have call you whatever I wanNA. Call Him not going that name. The moment I got to Minnesota. Bud Grant pulls me aside and says. How do you pronounce your name I? WanNa say the correct way. And that was my first meeting with Bud Grant, and that they were that store people understanding and sort of away that that understood what I was trying to doing. Bud was always street with that which was like okay. That wasn't in Saint. Louis and I think it's important to note also. The name change also came with a religious conversion. Right so there's a lot. A lot that goes along with it. It's not just called me. Something else is. This is a very Muhammad Ali, parallel sorta thing. Absolutely, that's exactly what it was. It was one of those things where this this was me. This is why I am. This is what I'm doing and I I would like me to respect, and they did one thousand percent Minnesota. That's where everything started going. You're the right direction. For you, you say that this is what you were going to do. You seem to take it all in stride, but it seems to me like especially a religious conversion at that point, that's a very significant decision to make in your life like how hard or daunting was it just the idea of changing those things like that well? It wasn't that hard because I grew up in a pentecostal church about five days weakened. Ershad board meetings and all that. Growing up in that and my peers being very religious, it was one of the things we're. My mom just wanted me to be home and what you believe I believe. There's a lot of ways to God when you think going to be the best one for you, so it was one of the things that. I spent a lot of time studying religions and sort of I had. Inspirations like Ali who had spoken to a bunch of Times Kareem spoken to a bunch of times. Just sort of understand what we're talking about what we're doing, so the decision was not hard when I made it. I made it from my heart, my soul, so it wasn't like well. There's no work. Maybe I change to something else. It wasn't like at all. Is this is exactly the way it's going to be? And I found myself having to get on a soapbox. High it right? This is may also had. A coach told me one time is says you know what because of the way it's been portrayed. People have a tough time you until they meet you and then when they meet you. It's SORTA takes all that crazy stuff that they've been reading about down. Because you're not that person, right and I think it's important to note that you were also a member of a particular group had a level of infamy at the time right? Yes, yeah, because I'm just thinking about the way that people associate these days. To tell the world that you Muslim is another one, they think you're part of a Muslim sect or something like that. That was during the time where people didn't. They couldn't understand the difference between black Muslims which makes no sense and Muslims the. There's no. There's no race where a black me, but. But, but that was sort of. This guy is a black Muslim. He hates all white people, or whatever that was is that they have to be schooled and understanding that that's that's like Sanyo. Black Christians that. Records, and then he make any sense to me, so it wasn't that set. Was that second on? It was much more one that was for everybody. All races, all kinds of people, so you know that's what that was about. Now win along this path. Did you decide that you wanted to go into doing journalism television?.
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on High Noon
"Are hater. Coming up on this episode of the right time. We're to talk to Ahmad Rashad and you decide. Which of his stories is better, the one about Nelson Mandela. The one about prints. What about Michael Jordan? The one about Frank Sinatra the one about Barack Obama. Is that many of them but I. Hey Man. I don't know if you've been paying attention. It is out here in streets. People wonder when Jerry Jones going to say something about on stuff. That's going on outside. You Know Jerry. Jones is one of these cats who strident about everybody standing for the national anthem and everything else in you know people want to hear from those people want to go back and Jerry. Who was never silent has been solid and I think the best way that you could play Jerry silence in the context is. NASCAR had black lives. Matter car man. By you are behind NASCAR NASCAR, moment of silence at erase IT ATLANTA NASCAR has bubble wallace pushing the black lives matter car and NASCAR said nomo confederate flag at stay. That has gone looking at Jerry Jones like. Do you like? Do you even woke? Nascar Ladies and gentlemen. This is where we are like that everybody else. That has not done something and look I. Don't have all the answers for how companies in people and institution have this handled this all I'm saying is a whole lot of y'all high nascar on this one. Gay Did. You notice that they put the Ju- Breeze Black White BUBBA Wallace car stock image. Yes, everyday they try. They try to figure it out. Bubbas try to figure it out. Accidentally offended one of his relatives on the Internet the other day a day about that. No you didn't all right, so I tweeted out the thing about bubba wireless drive in the black lives, matter, car and people like wow. A guiding bubble is driving a black lives. Matter Car I'm like okay. bub-bubba is black right now. BUBBA is Darah while the junior. His Daddy is darrel while the senior. And he's not black. Right, 'cause you know. We do like to white. Dante's and all that kind of stuff. That's our common. As a love language for US anyway, so guy comes up is like so, what are you trying to say about Daryl? Until you nothing about Daryl, and then he said okay, because like so again you know. He and I talked about it. We got a little cooler on excited. Not appreciate that so again part. I'm like here's what it is. His name is Darah Wallets if I told you somebody's name Darah, while as you would think it was a black person, it turns out. It's white person who happens to have a black drive, the black lives matter car right, and and he understandably kind of defensive. Who knows all the things? They've heard next thing. I knew Bubbas. Daddy was in. My mentions talking about somebody talking about me with the hand, Wavy Emoji. Day A man. Wait is over here. Having a good time, somebody always gotta go. A snitch at the would be with John. I saw that discussion, but did John. Kitten actually know what it is. Kids because people were snitching and I'm like. Oh man did not know. John Kid was married to a black woman, but the thing was dependent on the picture. A couldn't quite tell if she was black woman, and then one of the kids he did not look like he had a black pair, but then you pull up their family picture and a couple of 'em definite like it's a lot of punnet squares. You know what I'm saying and we laugh at those things. It's no Har Penilla scams. And squares, man shuffled the deck. All kinds of weird stuff. It's school. Would you do with the genetic stuff with the boxes and it'll be you know what I'm saying. Remember Doing punnet squares. What is this? I have. You know. Anyway. Genetic Sarah Fascinating thing, and they manifest themselves in the kitchen, fairly picture and next thing I know I got my mom. We're a quarter black I like. What I? What happened was I saw a picture of a dude named Jalen Kidney. And, he didn't look black so I did Hashtag White Jalen and then it became a re- how it was, but the defense coordinator Lsu we had to research and try to figure out Dave Aranda. It was one of those cases somebody had to go snitch and mess up to fun. Anyway backed it. Yeah there. We go the punnet squares you remember that. You have to explain what the pundits square is for people because I. Don't think people know what is Google in. But like Oh yeah, we used to do that. We can't explain all jokes anyway back to NASCAR. This is interesting what they've got going and what? They're doing. One thing you have to remember about NASCAR. This is a very important distinction. NASCAR is a privately owned company like Nascar. Is a family business in effect. It's not a league in the way like the NFL the NBA. Everybody. That's not how NASCAR gets down. Like the France family has run NASCAR for the longest. They have a new chairman who is not a member of the family. The Chairman and CEO I'm not sure which way I. I have been surprised that they have been as proactive about this as they have I don't think they deserve a lot of credit for the confederate flag, thing and I say they don't deserve a lot of credit. 'cause twenty twenty I. still had the confederate flag like how was dappled y'all up. Am My supposed to do about something like that? I'm not inclined to do that. That's not that's not where I am on like good that they went ahead and did it, but you don't really get any credit for it. My question is why didn't you do it before if you feel that it's. For you to do now. That's what I WANNA know. Better about these things, it can't just be a bygones. Be Bygones. Order situation especially now when the bygones be, bygones is at the behest. The white people like I was saying they don't get a lot of credit for this only people telling me Oh. You're never satisfied only white people saying that. You know and is no shade to Nascar for the fact. They decided to do it, but he is shade NASCAR that it wild up taking so long for them to do it. I feel the same way about what happened with the Red Sox red. SOX put out a statement at one hundred and eighty, because in we're at one hundred thousand, Fenway Park and put statement and said what story hundred said was right. You know all of this stuff. Why didn't Didn't do this before y'all could have done this before I had my back and forth with our breer about this, our remember with Adam Jones says the word our said that didn't happen, because he's never heard anybody say the inward, if in way part, which apparently makes our brea, the only person has never heard anybody get called to in word at Fenway Park, or maybe he goes to games at Fenway, Park where there are no black people who play. Play against the Red Sox I. have no idea right, but let him tell the he'd never heard it. And then I go gave the blues when his statement came out, and he was like we'll go check my column and I..
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"Are hater. Coming up on this episode of the right time, we're to talk to Ahmad, Rashad, and you decide which of his stories is better, the one about Nelson Mandela the one about prints. What about Michael Jordan? The one about Frank Sinatra the one about Barack Obama. Is that many of them but I? Hey! Man I don't know if you've been paying attention. It is out here in streets. People wonder when Jerry Jones going to say something about on stuff. That's going on outside. You Know Jerry. Jones is one of these cats who strident about everybody standing for the national anthem and everything else in you know people want to hear from. Those people want to go back and Jerry. Who was never silent has been solid, and I think the best way that you could play Jerry. Silence in the context is. NASCAR had black lives. Matter car man. By you are behind, Nascar, NASCAR moment of silence at erase it Atlanta NASCAR has bubble wallace, pushing the black lives, matter, car and Nascar. nomo confederate flag at stay. That has gone looking at Jerry Jones like. Do you like. Do you even woke? Nascar Ladies and gentlemen. This is where we are like that everybody else. That has not done something and look I don't have all the answers for how companies in people in institution have this handled this? All I'm saying is a whole lot of y'all behind NASCAR on this one. Gay Did you notice that they put the Ju- Breeze Black White BUBBA Wallace car stock image. Yes, everyday they try. They try to figure it out. Bubbas try to figure it out. Accidentally offended one of his relatives on the Internet the other day a day about that. No you didn't all right so I tweeted out the thing about bubba wireless drive in the black lives, matter, car and people like wow. A guiding bubble is driving a black lives matter car. I'm like okay. bub-bubba is black right now. BUBBA is Darah while the junior. His Daddy. Is Darrel while the senior? And he's not black. Right? 'cause you know. We do like to White Dante's and all that kind of stuff. That's common. As a love language for US anyway, so guy comes up is like so, what are you trying to say about Daryl? Tell you nothing about Daryl. And then he said okay, because like so again you know he and I talked about it. We got a little cooler on excited. Not appreciate that so again part I'm like here's what it is. His name is Darah Wallets if I told you somebody's name. Darah while as you would think, it was a black person, it turns out. It's white person who happens to have a black drive, the black lives matter car right, and and he understandably kind of defensive. Who knows all the things they've heard next thing I knew Bubbas. Daddy was in my mentions talking about somebody talking about me with the hand wavy Emoji. Day a man wait is over here. Having a good time, somebody always gotta go. A snitch at the would be with John. I saw that discussion, but did John Kitten actually know what it is. Kids because people were snitching and I'm like. Oh Man did not know John Kid was married to a black woman, but the thing was dependent on the picture. A couldn't quite tell if she was black woman, and then one of the kids he did not look like he had a black pair, but then you pull up their family picture and a couple of 'em definite like it's a lot of punnet squares. You know what I'm saying and we laugh at those things. It's no, Har Penilla scams. Squares airman shuffled the deck. All kinds of weird stuff. It's school. Would you do with the genetic stuff with the boxes and it'll be you know what I'm saying. Remember Doing punnet squares. What is this I have? You know. Anyway. Genetic Sarah Fascinating thing, and they manifest themselves in the kitchen, fairly picture and next thing I know I got my mom. We're a quarter black I like. What I what happened was I saw a picture of a dude named jalen kidney. and. He didn't look black so I, did Hashtag White Jalen? And then it became a re- how it was, but the defense coordinator. lsu We had to research and try to figure out Dave Aranda. It was one of those cases somebody had to go snitch and mess up to fun. Anyway backed it. Yeah there. We go the punnet squares you remember that. You have to explain what the pundits square is for people because I don't think people know what is Google in. But like Oh yeah, we used to do that, we can't explain all jokes anyway back to Nascar this is interesting what they've got going and what? They're doing. One thing you have to remember about NASCAR. This is a very important distinction. NASCAR is a privately owned company LIKE NASCAR is a family business in effect, it's not a league in the way like the NFL the NBA everybody that's not how NASCAR gets down like the France. Family has run NASCAR for the longest. They have a new chairman who is not a member of the family, the Chairman and CEO I'm not sure which way I. I have been surprised that they have been as proactive about this as they have. I don't think they deserve a lot of credit for the confederate flag. Thing and I say they don't deserve a lot of credit. 'cause twenty twenty. I still had the confederate flag like how was dappled Y'all up? Am My supposed to do about something like that. I'm not inclined to do that. That's not that's not where I am on like good that they went ahead and did it, but you don't really get any credit for it. My question is why didn't you do it before if you feel that it's. For you to do now. You know that's what I WANNA know. Better about these things it can't just be a bygones. Be Bygones. Order situation especially now when the bygones be, bygones is at the behest. The white people like I was saying they don't get a lot of credit for this only people telling me Oh. You're never satisfied only white people saying that. You know and is no shade to NASCAR. For the fact. They decided to do it, but he is shade. NASCAR that it wild up taking so long for them to do it. I feel the same way about what happened with the red. Sox Red, sox put out a statement at one hundred and eighty, because in, we're at one hundred thousand Fenway Park, and put statement, and said what story hundred said was right. You know all of this stuff. Why didn't do this before y'all could have done this before I had my back and forth with our breer about this. Our remember with Adam Jones says. The word. Our said that didn't happen..
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Do we finish our last dance conversations. I'm not done by the way where we gotta keep art because now Ramona. Shelburne just gave us a new new cycle with the conversation with Jerry. Reinsdorf right smell I guess tomorrow. So do we finish it off with John? Tash standby finch now playing on Friday or Friday with John Tash About Round Ball Rock and how what what John Tash think of the last day. I love every Friday with Jon realized that how epic that when he made that it was going to be. Well Yeah you heard the thing about him. He left himself left a message in the middle of the night. He was out of the country and left himself a voice message on his answering machine. Said we're getting. We're getting John Tash all right. I mean we grew up with him in New York was. Yeah he's on. Tv Every Tash Round Ball Rock. Ombo Rock my God. That is the theme of the Last Dance. Played once during some other a place as it. Now tell me Fox wouldn't let them use at Fox Fox wouldn't let let it be used. I mean com. I'm not gonNA make sense. That's now by the rights. You call up coach printing money. Oh Yeah you just said those words into a microphone. It's probably one of the first songs used for two different networks for two different. It's it's great. So what's going on with Frank Grillo? Is he calling us? Do we call him. I'm noticing. Phone lines lighting up and then they go she's francs person is getting him to call now. Come on Frank. You know what he's doing this painting working out no question. Yep He's doing working he's doing ab work old doesn't matter he's literally five years old when it comes to. He doesn't look fifty four right now. He's my age going. Is that a walk off when you say he's walking back.
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Or fun. Strict stricken his Tequila Right. Is that what he's doing in that? Oh Yeah Oh yeah. What was your forty time Amman? What was your forty ton iron? Four straight you did. Of course bud grant was all over you right right. It was a good time. It's been a great life. I've enjoyed every element every every every day. All of it's all been good absolutely. Hey Ahmad maybe we'll have you on in a couple weeks Let's talk football. How about that? Nothing but football. I'd love it to thanks for the call. Appreciate your job I'll reach out and And and you take care of yourself. Be Happy and be safe. Do you do the same thing you got it? That's Ahmad Rashad right here on the rich Eisen show. That was awesome. So what's Michael doing on Sunday night watching the last the Madras shot and they're probably sitting there going. Can you believe this guy? I mean that's like the whole that situation is like the IPAD being hand. I would watch take documentary of those two watching. So what are you kidding me over like live coming over? Can you believe this guy and we'd have to be obviously if you will read band version of it. I'm saying I mean the trash dog mustard on. We'll take a break when we come back your phone calls and then Frank Grillo will end our show. That's how we're rolling eight four four two four rich if you're on hold stay on if you WANNA chat. That's what we're GONNA do. It's for you the next segment on the rich. Eisen show eight four four zero four rich when I was a kid must see Saturday mornings in NBA Insights Greasy Ahmad. That's the inside of. I know mine was super friends. Well I'm kidding you when you were younger. It was torture inside stuff. No but it was this week in baseball with Mel Allen. Baseball bunch with Johnny Bench. Nfl films showing the highlights was those. Were stems presents Saturday mornings for me. In New York City was the Abbott and Costello movie of the week. That's where we have that. I grew up watching. Wwf Abbott and Costello Every Abbott and Costello movie was on wwl pix on Saturday mornings. And that was it. That was the stuff. Oh yeah he just texted me Ramona. Shelburne wrote about exactly what I'm talking about. She just texted me. She that Ramona. Shelburne Did an interview with Jerry Reinsdorf July. The third one thousand nine hundred ninety eight is when Jordan and REINSDORF met to try and keep the thing together. How `Bout that even remembers the day. Reinsdorf quote the thing. Nobody wants to remember. During the lockout Michael was screwing around with a cigar cutter and he cut his finger. He couldn't have played that year. He had to have surgery on the finger. So even if we could have brought everyone back it wouldn't have made any sense. Br Shelbourne reports Jordan contends. He wouldn't have been messing around with a cigar cutter at a golf tournament. January of REINSDORF already secured the commitment. Backley bad yesterday. Exactly Reinsdorf doesn't think it would have made a difference quote. The fact is it's pretty obvious in one thousand nine hundred that Michael carried this team. These guys were gassed but even if he could have come back with the cut finger despite the other players Kerr Longley Bush or Dennis. We'RE GONNA get offers at were weighing. Excessive what they were worth. He doesn't think there's any chance in the world that Scottie. Pippen would come back on a one year contract quote unquote when he knew he could have gotten a much bigger contract somewhere else. Yeah Oh my gosh. More than once. Reinsdorf said he went to Jackson Krause and try to get them to mend the rift that had developed between them and spread viciously throughout the team reinsdorf quoted. As saying I would tell Jerry. Get over it. Get over it already but Jerry was a lover scorned. He was so proud of the fact that he had found fill in the CBA and he turned out to be a brilliant coach that when he fell then he when he felt that Phil turn on him he was gonNA fill again so REINSDORF Chitchat. Chatty Chitchat with Ramona Shelburne. I gotta read this Moore. Why wasn't that in the documentary? That this whole thing is. I can't even finish what this is. A great article. So let's suits texted me during the break. We have some closure joke back in more than a second..
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"One thousand Chicago's home for sports yeah I love this retracting that do this with other sports the NBA the NFL but the NBA is always interesting because there's so many names yeah this is kind of funny because it it takes you back and it gives you a perspective what do you know of the player today how would you retracted I still have to open up the top of my list eighty seven but they had no one's good we look at these numbers now they were very good next week we'll do the nineteen eighty eight draft that is the will produce draft it's going to be interesting you say undrafted no it either from the program dammit wait a minute don't say that about will well we'll see what we could but this is a deep eighty eight draft what we'll talk about it is interesting some of these names on here all right coming up in our our next segment we're going to hear from the iconic Ahmad Rashad Ahmad Rashad was part of the last dance documentary of course he was always around the Jordan bulls during those change appears for inside stuff and working with the NBA on television in BC and so we're gonna get Ahmad's thoughts about the last date also if you're wrestling fan you know I got you right every Tuesday at nine thirty give you something special for pro wrestling slash sports entertainment with money in the bank right around the corner as well for the W. we we will have to the wrestling Tuesday at nine thirty so if you are wrestling fan and what one tell them to come to other listening device computer sports but there are smart speakers and ask for ESP one thousand boom you're right there we came here to the wrestling Tuesday at nine thirty but Ahmad Rashad the iconic Ahmad Rashad talking about the last dance is next skis under the hood which shot at them on ESPN one thousand Chicago's home for sports hi I'm Brian Calley with the home loan experts dot com right now mortgage interest rates are sitting near their all.
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on Channel 33
"He's called to testify in this trial. This book by Richard Escapes comes out which I said on twitter last night that I had my mom drive me to the bookstore to buy because I could not drive because I was so eager to read it. The book is called Michael In me. Are Gambling Addiction. That dot dot. Mike cry for help because it was not about all this stuff like I gambled with Michael Jordan but I am having a cry for help because I am addicted to gambling. Myself says Richard Keenest I. I only barely remembered the existence of that book and And definitely I mean watching it on TV last night. I wasn't sure that it was actually like a real published book. I'm Kinda surprised to hear that you went to the bookstore to get it but I guess this isn't the day before like Amazon dotcom publishing so I guess a book was a book was a book back then. It dropped like a bomb because there wasn't a way to find out that kind of information other than like in a book or a newspaper story and again. How much was your local newspaper covering Michael Jordan on a daily basis than in the NBA? Finals are in the NBA playoffs. Like most likely you're reading about your local team is not go. Get an out of town newspaper but I do want to see and I want to see where this dog goes in the next in the next episode. When Jordan retires for the first time because it did feel to me a little bit like the media was being made this boogeyman kind of an. That's definitely true. You know were ticking. You know all those reporters getting on Michael Jordan for going out and gambling till two thirty. I'm sure there were some very huffy takes back in the nineties. I guarantee there were but Michael Jordan. The most famous basketball player in the world gambling in Atlantic City till two thirty in the morning during the Eastern Conference finals. I'm sorry that's a story. It'd be a story today. Michael Jordan being called in a gambling. Trial you Lebron. James called a witness in a trial like that. Of course that would be a story. Of course I would be historic. Was It overkill. I'm sure it was with some bad takes. I'm sure there were but this idea that that mean all media made Michael Jordan Mad. Come Man I don't even like the implication last. I totally agree with you So don't so what I'm about to say is not. There's no I mean. Take it for what it's worth but I think for those of us who aren't regular media media scrum participants and I think the vast majority of people viewing this fall into that category. The clean the to host this podcast by the way. Go ahead one of the most incredible. I mean just really like one of the one of the few things that floored me as a writer you know someone in the media world was just the the scrum. That Jordan walked into every single night when all the other teammates were out the back door and he was like guys. I gotTA GO DO media. And he walks out the side door into where where there are what conservatively like thirty people with cameras of. All various kinds and microphones all already shoved into the corner. Where Jordan will stand and he has to just go. Stand all these lights in his face. I mean I'm sure everybody watching is like Oh. They really can't see anything when they're doing these things you know what. And the fact that he was able to engage with people there seemingly on a human level was pretty incredible to. I mean that just the whole thing was listen. The media should not be made into a boogeyman. Certainly but at the same time. Man I was I was sort of wowed at what he had to go through on a regular basis absolutely. And that's what I'm talking about. You know in terms of like the walls coming down right It had just gotten so popular. You know popular with magic and Larry. I'm not denying that stuff but it had just with the Dream Team with the nineties with Jordan himself with Jordan being such a commercial icon additional an NBA icon. It had just taken this huge step and you know in a way Michael Jordan was just meeting. What was this kind of inevitable? Step up in the coverage. There was going to be more of it. There was going to be more skeptical coverage there was gonna be coverage that unearth things. He didn't want to talk about like gambling unless it was Ahmad Rashad during the interview. But he didn't it was just you know it was sort of this inevitable place and we can talk about you know. Was it bad and we did it. Change everything and all this stuff. I mean it leads to where we are today right where you walk into any. Nba Locker Room. You know with the exception of some small market really bad teams and they are just a ton of people in there. Yeah I don a people for your regular regular season game much less. The playoffs of the finals are less. David Shoemaker guesses a strain punt headline Whoop Whoop Mondays Headline About Donald. Trump was in bleach him. Today's headline could I guess I was waiting for a laugh? Today's had like us from Alex. Panhandle hope you're seeing your name right. Alex Pawn Hans Pantheon's its from the Associated Press those camps of the AP. David they were reporting on the Miami Dolphins Release Of Defensive End Taco Charlton former failed Dallas cowboys draft choice Taco Charlton. So I need a headline about the dolphins getting rid of Taco which has a slight eating in the time of Corona virus reference. What was the AP's strained Pun Headline? It's not Charlton to Charleston Chew Charleston chew out would be when Taco was reprimanded for for not Charlton Tro Charlton chewed up and spit out. Oh that's good so it's a Taco on going for here. Yeah Yeah Taco NO Social distancing closed. What is it How do we eat in? How do we? How do we interact with restaurants delivery? Yeah right we wouldn't eat inside the restaurant. We would get it to go tacos to Taco to go dolphins order TACO to go. Oh yeah that's a good one pretty solid for a wire service. He is David Shoemaker. I'm Brian Curtis. David is unconvinced research by Chris Omega Production Magic Back Erica's vodkas. We're back Thursday with listener. Mail Senate now people and of course more. Lukewarm takes about immediacy of David. See You Brian..
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on Channel 33
"I believe the article also said that The casinos would be open for the players. Know players are in the support personnel. The only ones in these LAS VEGAS HOTELS. Under this proposal but the casino would be open. Which seems really like the reason to put. This is why they're there right. I mean this is not what we've got a place for you to play. But most importantly the tables will be open. Where does like Caesar's palace is Empty? Except for the dealers rank on your list of like night at the museum. Like what like like fantasies. Yeah Yeah it's really funny. Because in the last dance they made a big deal out of Michael Jordan going to Atlantic city to like two thirty in the morning on a game day. That would be every day if the NBA's there no need to go to bed right. I mean you could just you just kinda come back. That's the whole point of a casino is issued never really need to stop being in public. You could just go eat you can go. You know. Play play some play some cards. That'd be pretty great man. I gotTa Tell Ya you have your loved ones. They're your friends your teammates. And there's no line at the steakhouse in the Mirage or whatever. Yeah I mean that could be pretty fun. I do like this race to become the hero of the sports comeback. Think Peter Schrager and Simmons. Were talking about this last week of like Jerry Jones possibly swooping in and bringing everybody to North Texas because he's got a nice practice facility the early. Hey we can have the whole NFL here. Just everybody's kind of competing to be the party host for the comeback as like method goodwill. Right accrues to you. Elena lets the Las Vegas Casinos. WanNa bring sports bag. I feel I feel good about them. All of a sudden as opposed to a place where I just go and drop money. Let's talk about Ahmad Rashad for a second if you're watching episodes five and six of the Michael Jordan documentary on. Espn last night. The last dance and you weren't a child of the nineties. You might have discovered a curious figure. Nbc Sports is a moderate shot. Rashad David was the host of inside stuff. Sideline reporter Maybe most notably though a Michael. Jordan Confidante Yeah and in one amazing scene last night. Rashaad was driving with Michael Jordan from his house to the NBA Finals Right. So if he had to submit an expense report to NBC sports that week he didn't need to expense the limo to get to work because he was writing with Michael Jordan. There is a scene last week. I think it was last week where he was in the team. Play on the team plane or team bus but off camera and someone and there was some conversation whether or not one of the players was was richer than a moderate shod. Germs like nobody monitored wishes that he was that rich. That sent me down like a thirty second rabbit hole of trying to imagine what a modern shot. It was getting paid in the nineties or whatever I have no frame of reference for that but yeah he was just sort of even when he's not on camera he's there he's he's present you know and he's omnipresent. You might say omnipresent. Yeah I there seems to be I mean God the the journalistic ethics violations are just. I'm not sure what the you know inside. Nba inside stuff. Code of conduct said back then but it wasn't just that there was also the and obviously this is an extreme example but there was a thing about Magic Johnson who is calling the NBA finals that year. Spending every night and Michael Jordan's hotel room. Right I mean in cards playing cards. Which is obviously you. Don't you don't get Magic Johnson on the broadcast team for his down the middle. You know unbiased I but still it did seem like there was he was probably to some extent he was probably there because he was gonna spend every night and Michael Jordan's hotel room and the Madre shod probably fits that description to although modern shot is an incredibly talented broadcaster proximity to Michael Jordan. I mean before you know. People gave Brian were shit. For being too embedded in their Lebron James Camp and totally unjustified there was a moderate Shaw who is like just basically like you know. You haven't nights out on the town in like Michael Jordan. All our lot even in salt wind horse by win Horses Upton Sinclair compared to mock Rashad. Bring Bring Brian in here. He's he's a journalist the first of all not seriously the point. I just don't want anybody to think that like six pairs and I don't want anyone to take that from what I said the point that I only WanNa make is people are very interested in that critique in the modern era people are very interested in busting reporters balls or just or by trying to hurt. Somebody's career by impugning their journalistic integrity that anybody was interested in in the nineties. No you're not as much anyway. I think he would have seen the media critics of that age. You're Norman Chads and stuff like that. I'm pretty sure I remember them. Taking shots at a moderate shod. Like the buddy buddy done with Michael Jordan. That was a topic. I'm pretty sure I mean to explain. Ahmad Rashad of the kids. Imagine somebody who had very genuine athletic credit himself he was a really good wide receiver in the NFL. Who had a friendship with Michael Jordan and who had no conventional journalistic ambitions whatsoever that was Ahmad Rashad? And it was also. I think David is worth it. Was this particular moment in media. Because by the time the Bulls get good. Which is the period in this. The walls are really coming down between reporters and NBA players. Right in the in the eighties used to be able to go in there and talk to Larry Bird Magic Johnson. That is Kinda done right. Yeah but it's still an old media world right we don't. We don't have twitter in that kind of stuff so I think the way to think of a moderate shot is kind of like a Prequel to the player's tribune right. You're fairly Ho. He was a guy like Michael Jordan needs to get needs. Do say something. Let's get a moderate shot over here. In fact there's literally happens in the dock last night. I think it's more than ninety three finals where they've been talking about. Michael Jordan's gambling problem or or gambling. Let love love of gambling. And he's like calls a moderate. Let's do the interview right now before game one. I'm going to wear sunglasses on television. Which isn't incredible Mug and we're GONNA get everything out right here. That was a moderate shot. That was kind of his lane on television in the nineties. Yeah I mean honestly. He has more of a role and my memory. My basketball memory is growing up than almost any player right. I mean he was like I mentioned. Nba inside stuff. He was always doing courtside stuff or like player interviews. He was just he was omnipresent and back then too you know and in basketball media before there were all these basketball talking heads every fan name check right. I mean he was. He was one of the originals. Hemin Peter Vesey who sort of been a missing voice from this documentary. So far but Villanova is Jim Gray. Yeah Jim Gray for sure but yeah I mean it was a moderate shod was I mean is just such an incredible character an incredible character and seeing him zinc catching up with him. You know he still looks great. He's so I I don't know how plug Danny still isn't a Jordan verse but seems like you plugged in because I would see you'd see the thing is he's basically a mostly retired from television host on on sold him here but like at the NCA tournament every few years. You'd see him sitting with Michael Jordan in the stands like they were still doing a post game interview. He just he was he had never monitored out. It was still on the beat. You know this is basically the rationale for every podcast that exists. It's like hey we're having these conversations anyway. Why don't we just pick up a microphone? Oh absolutely a moderate shot right now would be hosting the boardroom on. Espn like the Kevin Durant because somebody asked us. This is chip says WHO's Today's Ahmad Rashad. Dude has literally been low key in every episode of this of this show and I think that's probably the right the right sort of character today. Right if Michael Jordan. Been playing in an era where he was making media shows in a way that like. Kevin Durant is now are similar Ahmad would have been the guy he would've chosen to host the show with him over sure. Oh like the barber shop of the of its date like Ahmad. Can we get a modern? Here's a MoD free But even without that Ahmad an incredible run I sound wikipedia he hosted NBA inside stuff. Nba inside stuff was was if not remember. This was a Saturday morning. Show Yeah Kinda ran alongside cartoons on Saturday morning. Altro it was. It was the segue from cartoons to the real world. Yes that's good yeah right and then there's a televangelist came on after. Nba inside staffers. Other amash run you know something like that he hosted NBA inside stuff for sixteen years. I got carson like run on inside stuff absolutely absolutely incredible. But yeah like when we think of like doors burr. Her basically anybody. Who's on the sidelines? Now they're not really comparable to a modern shot. I don't think they're comparable at all. They're more comparable to Jim Gray. I think it would be the more of the COMP in that age and by the way I'm missing in this documentary. Marv Albert was apparently not interviewed. Peter Vesey you mentioned who is not. Only one of the biggest. Nba Writers of that era but a big presence on NBC. As well a missing Jim Gray so far at least a missing Bob Ryan. Where's Bob Ryan a missing Jack McCallum back in the ninety s back in the eighties? Cbs NBA days. I'm missing Pat O'Brien We're these guys. I know you can't get everybody but really no MARV WE'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA leave out MARV. Yeah it sure looks that way. I mean listen. The documentaries built on the archival footage everybody else's just telling the story but it would be nice. It would be nice cost us in Marvin and cost us. We have sorry They would. It would be nice to see MARV that that's for sure this thing it's interesting this and maybe we'll talk about this more down the line but this whole this moment in ninety three which is essentially what part of the episodes were about yesterday when all this gambling information comes out on. Michael Jordan and you and I were young back then and it was so shocking because there was no Michael Jordan you know. Read it where you could go to and go. Oh Limp lemme. LemMe find out all the stuff. People are whispering about like that didn't exist so essentially you had commercial Michael Jordan on the gatorade AD or the Nike ad with Mars Blackmon..
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"Ahmad Rashad was not only a notable broadcaster he was a hell of a football player played for a decade in the NFL was a Pro Bowl level wide receiver for for those years and he was drafted he played at Oregon before they were Oregon they didn't good wide receivers out of Oregon did not go number four in the first round until Ahmad Rashad it you all you guys know the snazzy uniform Oregon the film might Oregon he was great before that in Oregon and he is now the NBA ambassador for the commissioner he did that show for years a lot of us watched NBA inside stuff and and I when I watched on NBC he was Jordan's guy and he took some heat for that but in the end he gave me information I didn't get anywhere else and I loved it and Ahmad is joining us first of all thank you you're a busy guy and I appreciate you coming on my show well you know how you doing man very nice it would be your thanks for having me on it I'm not that busy right now what is your earliest memory of Michael Jordan seeing or meeting him it goes back to the first time I saw Michael Jordan started following him John McEnroe was a huge fan huge huge fan I was living in New York and John is the one that turned me on to but Hey you gotta see this guy North Carolina is absolutely great I don't believe we got to see it from that point on it was like in nineteen eighty three three three somewhere around there for a minute we started watching him all the time and John I would watch both be watching your reader at home work together watching Michael do his thing and that's our first sort of new you know all about him and how great of a player that he was here and you know obviously there the airport workers were who was not a time that I saw him again and I'd never met him into NBC what vehicle because that's what I believe in nineteen eighty nine to nineteen ninety yeah one of the other and in the summertime Magic Johnson used to have this game called a midsummer night's dream it was back in the day when all the players all the stars move around and we would come out to LA and they would play an all star game it was an all star game was pretty competitive you know guys were it was about reputations in about who is this and who was that and so for NBC to sort of kick off their their their basketball thing we we show that on television we were out there to do that with our new team and it was the first time I've sort of been at at a game apiece as a reporter and Michael and I admit it and we just sort of get off which gains numbers and from that day forward should we talk about being there every week just about every kind of thing just became really really good friends and as it so happened I end up doing basketball only NBC in a game of the week and you know every game of the week seem to be the Chicago Bulls and and and and my job was to interview the star game in the start again was always Michael you know a mod it is again I'm I'm old enough to you know I I've been doing this long enough that I I watched all Michael thing I lived through it and but I didn't get I only saw I had a half a dozen times having covered in life or in the game the the the stardom of women swooned the fashion industry Wall Street middle America what can you take me back to a moment where and you've been around athletes your whole life that you were with Michael in a semi private situation and it really hit you I'm with Mohammed Ali I'm with Paley I am with the biggest star in the world it may not even be sports I don't know if you ever felt I don't I don't think I ever felt that you know I knew you should know what it was but from the inside of it it doesn't feel like that yeah yeah he just he just Michael you know how to play basketball and I was just a moderate and play football you have to so it was like wow this is but there were certain things that we certainly will be back I mean the fact that it's a watch he couldn't go anywhere I will never go to a store in every local mall you could go you know things are people just follow you forever I think the one thing I remember is one time when word terrace is that we had a car we're going to get some cigars a cigar store and we must have I don't tend to police guarding the front in the back end where we where the guy would drive up on the sidewalk so that we we got all of our of the van it was like to step through the door of the building where we're going is and then by the time we come out there with hundreds of people surrounding everywhere that was the biggest one but there were scenes like that you know throughout the NBA here I remember in Miami you know coming out of a hotel and just having people as far as you could see him so it was not only was he like the greatest player about thirteen was the greatest he there was a lot going on with that you know and I I used to I used to this sort of thing you know it's like the Beatles but there are people who who the Beatles what is your union plan but when you guys love the visual or move the bagels when when might you know it's funny I know Colby ice when I watch Kobe he was doing he was clearly inspired by Michael yeah inspired Michael was it like a a David Thompson I remember or a did he ever talk to that kind of stuff about you yeah David Johnson was one in the other one Jeez I can't remember his name plates are a way for Denver played heard it would be for the exam was voided because those two guys yeah he when you enter or if I could make their names and you watch the way Michael played you realize that that is where his openings in front yeah I don't know if I think of it I'll call you back no I I yeah what was the accountant and the other guy was shoot well it wasn't Alex English because he didn't jump much so I doubt it was not our thing who's supposed to be a great guy but was not a very vertical player a moderate a moderate shot is joining us listen yeah a lot of people speculate that Michael was willing to do this because you know lebron getting all this love and you know Michael's got a massive shoe brand and he doesn't want that that branding that all and it's still the biggest selling shoe in basketball by far do you buy the reports that Michael Connell watch lebron win beat the warriors and thought you know what I'm going to give people a little little let's let's let's get this give me a little bit of my life again I wouldn't I wouldn't fault him for it but do you buy those reports no not at all not not even the the furthest thing from his mind his whole attitude about this whole thing is you know what I did what I did and there it is you can decide whatever you want where that stands I don't think he has any sort of there's no competitive dealing in him about you know who is better and there's no competition between him and lebron none whatsoever you mean you can't draw any sort of conversation like that the way he comes back is that you don't you can't compare errors is it there's no way that you can't you can compare eras and you can't use it because we're never gonna play one on one so what is the justice for standardization about one person said this guy was a great deal of prisons and calibrations but that's what sports is all about you were back in the day when you don't know your body if you have your favorite player he'd have his favorite player we have these wonderful arguments about who's the best and who's not the best but Michael once she's very slight novel basketball things done they got even that conversation would never even happened that it was like whoa the money's gamers interesting when you put this thing out I think that there was enough time even when he decided to let the NBA problem doing that last year that there was no there was no plan ever let her speak out it's just somebody who's going to be able to have if you could do whatever you want with yeah and I'm not time went by I guess they just don't work you know let's let's don't know what it is and that's all he did yes yes the but it's not it wasn't any sort of competitive way let me show you why what you're hoping is like there you saw what it was and that's one of what and this is what I am now so no there's no competition on that I don't think there's any looking back and we are trying to prove who's better than who I think that's just for a bar conversation that people can say things like that but I can say for but that's not the reason why I looked at the Ahmad Rashad joining us friends of Michael the former Pro Bowl wide receiver got very notable ten year career also now N. B. A. ambassador for the commissioner Adam silver you know I was struck when you watch Michael you know I think sometimes we forget how hard the road was the fights with your brother his relationship with his dad caught in high school the injury broke his foot getting knocked to the ground having to deal with multiple coaches you know like there's I understand the reservoir of not animosity but that that the chip on the shoulder what when you first met him had he a clips that or was he was he's still going through that sort of I'm gonna prove the world they don't want to mess with me who is the Jordan you met that one and I think he's been that one for quite some time and I think that's something that cannot be coached and he's not the only person that I think if you talk to Randy Johnson or Larry Bird or who read more Dennis Rodman March and talk about there was also always a place where they could go to be somebody you know whatever was going on in your life and whatever's going the other way it was a basketball court because you will only work now so you guys you know have that competitive spirit that they were gonna go I'm gonna show you I'm the best you know there is other guys like I'm I'm the best today you know what great ones are I'm the best all the time you know there is there is there something that you just can't teach if Michael had that put your foot on their throat cold we had that put your foot on the throat so there are a lot of guys that were just different they were just great but they also have the killer instinct yes they were competitive about everything and Michael Milken tried about everything he hates losing it all probably as much as the next move so it's no it's it's just the way it's people who make up you know and and I guess you could have it all single level level there's not a lot of graduate lose but they do anyway there's certain guys that it was a very very seldom do you know I I found a commitment there yeah I saw Michael incredibly likable last night I loved when he was laughing when his mom was reading the letter and it was really a joyful laugh I'd laughed when he was told that the the bulls.
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"I had ever seen and fief did a catch grab, and I remember John skipper, being very upset because he didn't get an opportunity to match, and they do these things in this country that don't really advance the growth of the game by taking Turner Turner's offer. That's so random and bizarre. I feel like yeah you may be taking more money in this moment, but it's a huge step back for the growth of soccer in this country, who the hell buys be our live. Nobody nobody less. People are watching this. The Steve Nash thing isn't that ridiculous because it's already happened before Ahmad Rashad. I think of NBA analyst not football player is a football player. I imagine me as a little kid finding out that Ahmad Rashad wasn't Minnesota Vikings. I just now figuring that out. Now thought of guys just told me as a football player. I thought he was like a seventy six or for whatever reason. Yeah. Football player football. Now. I just thought he was Michael. Ordonez friend. No. I've thought of me as inside stuff with summer Sanders, willow obey. Obey will go ROY. Well, you did summer Sanders, I go all the way back to Hannah storm. Those were the days Hannah storm Ahmad Rashad NBA inside stuff, because it would go Saturday morning cartoons pee wee's playhouse, then may be saved by the bell, and NBA inside stuff be pa- playhouses on NBC those internet, or no, I was just telling you, my programming joint. Did you see who he was walking around with yesterday like arm-in-arm, who Ahmad Rashad? I'm Andrea shot. No us going around with berry behind the scenes. Yeah. Of course, I have so. Many berry questions forty four so many number one. Why did he have such terrible seats like you sitting next to Adam silver? That's why but he yet. But why so those Commissioner never sits courtside, an I'll seat there in the middle of a row. It's he sat with the Commissioner, and the Commissioner, always that somewhere nondescript because they don't ever want to say, like, oh, you're taking money out. Pockets or whatever. So you always kind of commission if you look back in history, the Commissioner never seats, sits in, like, amazing seats. They're always got decency. I mean if you're gonna do bladder. No. But if you're going to do that put them up. Stairs like other gonna box yet. No four hundreds with the comedy have them wearing. Whatever t shirt giveaway. They had that day. I mean Pablo was like three rows behind no vomit. Yeah. I wish shocked about that. Can I ask you a question? Don't take this the wrong way. And why are you here? And why is Pablo at the finals? You know, you're a basketball guy shouldn't you be at the finals?.
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Internet to gods espn films and net flakes are partnering for a multi part ten hour documentary about michael jordan two thousand nineteen is when it's expected to come out jordan has signed off on his participation i cannot wait for that i wonder if negotiated that it had to be longer than the oj one like my one minute ahmad rashad sitting in that seat right now waiting for production right oh out his own lighting up we'll get to that in a second because oj simpson's story i thought was something that was broad enough to capture a lot of things outside of sports i'm not sure how much ten hour michael jordan documentary will do that even as he is probably the most transcendent athlete of our lifetime i i'd love to learn things about him though because he was he was written about a ton and then i'll really concealed somehow real like i don't think he would even be allowed to exist that way today today the way that social media works i don't think that michael jordan would be allowed to have the things that he had going on in private without them becoming public he usually controls the project said he takes part in if i'm getting ten hours of what other people have to say about michael and michael's their rebuts some of this stuff and give his side of asaf i'm in on that but i don't want it to be a propaganda machine eater.
"ahmad rashad" Discussed on Fore Play
"Went off the back of mike oh maybe he's just playing nine so we go hit balls teen off one sure enough him and duffner and ahmad rashad they come up to the eighteenth hole we can see him from i fair way on my please go to the first t please go i sure enough drives the first yell mike up on the green and he pounced driving must have hit it three thirty it's like a beautiful wedge onto the green we're just to the side of the green waiting now doppler is in like the the sand that he hit another one in the sand greenside bunker tiga walks up i'm like he's like it's up guys having fun on my holy fuck out having a great time adam stutter do duff it's as bunker shots like forty features that trash shot tigers oh nice shot duff i'll give you a five just pick it up and that's like can i at least try to make the puck let's go and tiger just like thirty feeding nestled up there just missed then we went to to watch him to stripe three would onto and he was gone i was like i really just happened but he was a good dude everyone said around that club used to treat people non at the highest level us you know a little standoffish he's ever been that has that rabin that friendly and since he's kind of i think that that wasn't a dui whatever it was he's different east he's just i think he's realized all right i was at the bottom and i gotta climb up now and he's been treating people differently it which is good to hear yeah and he's got the whole thing going on where you know he and phil played together the practice round of the masters it's almost like tigers the different fucking personal boat if they put like on pay per view filbert's tiger and they had ten million bucks like their own ten million would you it's like a poker match where they put up their own money to go to the fuck wit and watch it good that big both like do they ten million they don't give a shit like it's like.