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NBA marks 75th year: A look at the 80's

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 8 months ago

NBA marks 75th year: A look at the 80's

"Julius Julius Dr Dr J. J. Erving Erving and and NBA NBA hall hall of of Famer Famer and and in in NBA NBA and and ABA ABA champion champion says says players players in in the the eighties eighties the the league league success success to to the the previous previous generation generation shoulders shoulders we we wish wish all all cool cool you you know know who who was was right right many many many many years years yeah yeah Robert Robert S. S. and and Riley Riley of of three three time time NBA NBA coach coach of of the the year year says says the the league's league's popularity popularity exploded exploded because because of of the the rivalry rivalry between between the the Celtics Celtics Larry Larry Bird Bird and and the the Lakers Lakers Magic Magic Johnson Johnson so so to to run run this this is is the the media media also also played played up up the the rivalry rivalry and and help help make make the the NBA NBA as as popular popular as as it it has has become become a a norm norm hall hall

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"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

04:20 min | 10 months ago

"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

"Week, we had the mega meetings between the sons and the warriors, a split bob, what did we learn about those teams? Well, first of all, we learned that the warriors assuming that the sons at home could win a big game without their best player or with their best player playing 15 minutes. We also learned that their defense is no joke. Their defenses were not no myth, excuse me, it's for real. We also learned that. I think that that game, the second game was a home court game in which you knew Steph Curry was going to play better than he did the first one when he was four for 21. But I think we learned that there is two most enjoyable teams to watch in a league that goes to income. And those games were, I don't know. I was to say they satisfied the heart of this purist, I put it that way, okay? And I would love to, I'm looking forward to seeing each of the play soon again. That's all I can say. I think we learned that they are the two best teams and but I think the fact that the suns could win without without Booker was significant, frankly. Yeah, the second one, I mean, Booker didn't play at all. You know, Golden State kind of blew out in that one. I don't hold a lot to it. What I would say is if they're both full strength in the playoffs that's gonna be a hell of a series. That's what I would say it's a toss up series. Now again, we're waiting on clay. We're waiting on clay. And to see what Golden State is going to look like with a healthy or healthy ish Klay Thompson coming back. That is The X Factor here. Everybody knows that what is Klay Thompson going to look like? How effective is he going to be? Is it going to be a guy? We know he's going to be able to make shots, but can he guard like Klay Thompson guarded before? Because if he can, that takes Golden State to a different level than Phoenix or anybody else right now..

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

09:45 min | 10 months ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"I'm a lover, I'm not a fighter. I mean. I'm average in 1921. I don't need to be doing all that defense. But he told me that. You're like the first day of one of the first days of practice. Came up to me and told me now. Like, wow, I was blown away. I was scared in my back. Like, what? Wow. But you weren't scared against New York when you going up against Bernardo. I had already acronyms to death. That was my second year in the league, gotcha. And then my time I was growing up against Bernard king. That was my April 9th year in the league. So you went battle tested by that? Yeah, yeah. Yeah, that did what I need to do. Right. So, yeah, I mean, that is, that's one of those crazy things you look at and you know, this is what I want to do. This is how I'm playing and I think there's some really different field when you think about playing it that way. But so far as you comment is learning, I didn't have nothing. I didn't know we were human beings. And the nursing conversation. I like how you put it. He drank beer with quin butner and rich ruby. Yeah. And you picked it with ML carrying Robert patty. I drink bear I drink sodas. He drink liquor. I eat popcorn. I mean, I'm not. That wasn't me. His world of doing things completely demand. I mean, I'm sure that Larry liked him. There's your hood. That wasn't me. I mean, I was. I wanted to know about political events and politics and worldviews. No one Larry. You think maybe you can do you better? He wouldn't go to assumption thing that you quit on the team? No, no, no, no. I don't know again, I think that just how it came across. I think it just, it was just translation, which came across that the way I was acting, it seemed like I didn't. And when and I bought myself for that to be, you know, but I can't fault what my personality is. My personality isn't like what was me. I'm not slept wrong. I'm a happy go lucky person. So it was a different feel for me. Talk about the 1945 season because you talk about from your book. It sounds like a lackluster job of your physical before that. Before the start of the season, and then by February, you know, you start to feel different painting you in your ankle. I mean, excuse me, your knee. That sort of changed everything. You know what? We had just won the championship. And then I couldn't feel pain in my knee. Almost before the season really. And the 84th and literally think of it no more than just regular 8 some pains and jump. And one day I thought it was really different was the night I was embarrassed sleep and all of a sudden I turned and I heard somebody scream was like in pain. I think it was me, because when I had turned my knee, I ended up finding out later that part of the tear of the ligament on the inside actually got caught in the bone and would actually tear like a tear and paper. And oh man, it's just so painful. And that's when I really knew I was hurt, man. I think the big thing the doctors didn't think I was hurt because my knee wasn't swelling up. Because I didn't swear. So therefore, we were like, well, maybe just in your mind. And I knew it wasn't and it was just hard to get anybody to believe me. That was frustrating. There's no like x-rays and it's so different, right? Like nowadays, it would just be so on the forefront. It would have been picked up for the start of the season, right? Yeah. I would have done whatever, but because of that, didn't have MRI. Nobody knew at that time. Max doesn't want to play for us anymore. Period. Larry, I don't know if he'll honor to it now or not. All I know is he said it and that's all I can tell you now. That said, he defends max to the death today. That was from bob Ryan. Talk about this conversation you recently had with Larry Bird. What was that like? It was simple. We didn't talk about to me, dame. We talked about other things about how we play together and we was and who I was and how I was doing it. So what do you think to do with anything to do with the past? The basketball stuff. You know, it's just pretty much like I think at the very end I didn't want to play because it was just a lot of media stuff going on. Talking about me and what I did and how he didn't want to play and I think red made it rich made it to a point where it was like, look, and for me, it was like, okay, I knew it was at the end. Just go ahead and trade me. I'm good with that. You know, we had a great button. That's what I think about relationships, be all combative. Oh, my God. I didn't worry. Oh, you had a great time. That's a great things that were known to you. And we had the great relationship, right? One multiple championships. I was gonna say, you know what the testament to that? When you went back for Larry Bird now. Talk about that. And the emotions that you went through after all those years and not going back to Boston after you told yourself, you would never go back. Talk about that day. Coming back to the garden. They asked me to come back to Larry's retirement. And I was debating whether I should have known. I didn't. I was up in the air. I don't know, but then I was like, okay, hey, I'll come back. And then we're talking to all the players and then they'll talk to Bill bench and then they did need Archibald and it was bob cos was the and bob looks at me and found that says max welcome back to the garden. Welcome back to Boston. And the crowd just went crazy. And that was it was really a it surprised me with the emotion that was that came over me at that point. And it really showed the appreciation that I had from it, not only from the fans who stood up and gave me a standing ovation, but also for my teammates who were there who understood kind of what I went through. And Robert parish in particular. When I think of him and I was Robert Parrish said, hey, you got to go on fire. Fuck without the moon. Which made the book, by the way. I love it to put that in the book. So a bit right there. Because you could hear his base in his voice board. Max got a book. So it just one of those things there. The meat is just really funny. When you think about that. So I just can't laugh, but you know, yeah, that was just an emotional emotional thing that happened to me. I was very surprised that the fans were getting a standing ovation. I was just surprised that my teammates gave me a send over him and then early just stop. You'll be just stopped and they stood and they clapped and used it. When he said, you know, max, welcome back to Boston. How's it feel to be back? And literally everybody stood up and it was like, it really gave me vindicated me in the sense of, you know, how I had played and what I meant for this team. Do you think part of you felt like it was a moment in your life where you're like, you could contact a side relief? Yeah. Hey there. You just took a deep breath. You left their love, rain on you. And then I had to get back to talk about the Larry Bird. The gifts. Yeah. Man, that was hilarious, where you put that together. Even though it was. No. More than me. Yeah, but how funny is that? Yeah. Everyone knows, you know, it's not like you bought yourself, but for you to say it is such a max thing to do. And it was well received everyone crack it over. Oh. What? I don't even know what this is. What is this thing? And what is it? That's the common relief that never goes away, you know what I mean? I feel like that goes that's what resonates with people and it came all at once and with the crowd and everything in that moment. What is it? If you don't know, okay. Yeah. And they're watching my buddy good Nick joslyn just having a ball over here in this French toast right now. He's like a hero. He's lucky when he's the first time he's eating. Back home is like 3 o'clock. This is the first time he's eaten today. He'll tell me later, I'll just be like, oh my God. That French toast you have. Yeah. And I told him. This is the piss. Nick, when I say the wheel over here, don't be a distraction. Can't stop looking at you. Why don't you just look around at me? Look at my baby. He just smiled in the hotel. Front row seats. And the things that he's heard, they've been one of these stories. But it's like, goes right back again. Never gets open. Does giggling again like a school girl?.

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

06:59 min | 10 months ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"Just, he said, you know, do you want to write a book? And I was like, yeah, yeah, I don't know, man. We just decided, you know, it was about probably like last year and during the pandemic, you know, I had time just to reflect and talk about different things. It was fun. Did you feel like it was sort of like a, I don't know, like reading reading through it, I can't help but wonder if this is like a therapeutic process for you. You know, obviously reliving your great basketball career and putting it all together. And now you're in the middle of another career, right? You got a broadcasting career that you've been doing. The last 20 years, we'll get into that a little bit later, but just talk to me about what that was about. That was light, reflecting on everything that you went through and putting it and seeing it all. Therapeutic because you forget so many things and then you start adding anything. And like, oh man, this happened and that happened up a kind about that. Never got my fears and needs to man I have a lot of stories to actually came together, which is the things I remember things I laughed about, you know, some things were somewhat painful, some things were just funny as they don't. And you have a tendency to highlight all the good stuff. And then the really bad stuff, you highlight that. But all those things are in between, they just got getting into a shade of gray that you forget about the cheese to talk about in the beginning going, oh man, I remember all of the gamma dads who work together. What were some of the things that popped up? Why'd you know what? No, four years ago. I mean, I see this because for me, it would always be how much do I want to hold onto, right? Did you find yourself in that position where you're like, I don't know if I want to tell this story or should I tell this? 'cause when you're doing that, throughout this whole process? I think there's only one correct. Yeah, I did not go into polling. And it was sorry about you on the way to the Charlotte who, so I had her child. And the woman was, and that was 40 years ago, and she just talked to me about two years ago saying I had this job. I didn't go into details on who it was. And it would be fascinating that I ever told exactly who she was and what she did for a living. And you'd be like, wow. What is the next year? So there are things that I didn't talk about. So they have a free fry. Since we just be a boy, you feel good, but you're feeling guilty guys? You wish you didn't want to eat up all these fries? Appreciate it. I think I was done. About the story of her and I met the young lady who she said was my child. And she was really cool. It really. And that did not want to put her in the position of explaining different things. Didn't want to do that. But if necessary ever comes out like some of my friends know the story of Charlie forever came out, man, that would be, it would be air below the roof off of it. You still keep in contact with her. This is a young lady in the book. Claim that I went to school with claim that I had got her pregnant right. And she told me about young lady who was when she told me she told the girl who found her that end up being her mother. We have her child. She told her that I was her dad. She said, do you know who my dad is? She's like, yeah, absolutely. A 100%. And when it was a 100%, and she showed him on the basketball game, right? No. She actually just started with who I was. And so in the girls saying, are you sure? She's like, absolutely 100%. Well, she was a 100% wrong because it came down and came back 0.0 .0 .2. So you actually got the test of gotcha. Did that part make you not want to put in the book even more or was that just no, it's more about the young lady that I met. Okay. She was really cool with I respected the point of her privacy. Okay. What was something that you that you shared that you were a little hesitant? Was there anything? Something that made it in the book. I think that probably hesitant about the apology to my teammates, talking about me playing and how I was hurt, didn't know I was hurt. I mean, didn't know how to handle being hurt. I never experienced that before the pro and maybe just not him in the right way because I'm happy to go lucky. I have to go look at that inside of a second. And I was still happy to go lucky, even being hurt, so. It came across as a people. I really didn't care. About failing anymore with all of them, that's what disappointed me with anything when all of them knew that I was one of the most competitive guys they had ever been around. So that was very disappointing. This episode of the cause issue podcast is brought to you by bet online dot AG bed online has you covered all season more props, odds and lines than ever before as football season continues the march to the playoffs. Better allow remains your number one spot for all your sports action this season head to our new updated desktop or mobile website to sign up today and receive your 50% welcome bonus on your first deposit. Just use that promo code CNS 50 to receive your bonus for basketball football NHL boxing and UFC right down to your favorite Vegas casino games. Don't wait to take advantage of all the amazing offers available for the 2021 season. Beto online is your fastest and easiest way to bet on all your favorite sports. Bet online were the game starts. I like the part of the book where there's one passage where you talk about someone like Larry Bird would go 100% every single game every night and that was impressive. But at the same time, when there were the big games, you know, you your teammates knew to expect that same sort of effort from you. Even though maybe it may not be like that all 82 games over the regular season. They knew that I had another gear. Exactly. As you put it right, you know, you have another gear, and it's not being lazy, but that was the amazing thing about Larry is the fact that he could believe the same way against every team hard every single moment. Right. Whereas that wasn't in my DNA and for the most part, it's not in every player's DNA. They're a big game. Everybody like Marcus smart. Everything. Whereas other guys have a tendency to step down or step up..

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

07:20 min | 10 months ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"What's going on everybody is Jose pavon, you know, getting to sit down with Cedric Maxwell was a lot of fun. I got this feature. I'm putting together talking about his book. If these walls could talk and we did this at the farm in Beverly Hills. Now this is a special spot that Mac likes to go to every time he's in town and the Celtics on the verge of back to back said I get the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. I got a chance to have a sit down with him and here's most of our conversation in this episode, it's gonna feel like you're sitting at the table with us, all right? But trust me, it's worth it. It's a great conversation. The last stop opportunity. So funny. So if you wipe my mouth. This is gonna podcast. I want you to just be kicking me chilling. Okay, all right, this is you. This is you seeing me and my reporter element putting this feature together. Okay. A two quarter. Let's do it. You ruined LA. How's it feel? There's lots of times you thought you were ready. You know, with this place called a foreign man, I love this place. We are riding for Dale dry. We're in Beverly Hills. Yeah. It don't get no better than this, man. I mean, this is back in Boston right now is probably in the high 30s and we're out here. We just sweater on the sun and shine and it's supposed to be close to 80° today. We're probably going to have. You still think about the robbery we would come out here? Is that part of it? I do. And, you know, when the funniest things they ever happen to me was actually here. Where we were, I was actually in Beverly Hills and there was a Laker fan. And you'll see these occasionally you'll see these there's really, I guess I can see it. You see these all these cars coming down the street and they are like they're looking for sightseeing sightseeing trucks. Right. So this guy comes up to me in a Beverly Hills thing and I'm in Beverly Hills. He comes up as a Laker fan. He's like, oh my God. So he says that it's going to take a picture with just a nigga video with me. All of a sudden this sightseeing thing comes up with all these people who were from Japan. And they just take a picture. It's like, don't even know who I am. It was just so funny, but LA's gonna like this. It's a completely different environment out here. 'cause not like Celtics fans, right? Things were reversed, and you were one of those like LA Lakers walking around Boston. It's a different reception, though. Well, the thing about LA everybody is famous. So nobody trips with the thing about how we walk around and Boston thereby is like, oh my God, that feels so good. There's a patriot that those people walk around here in LA, which I found to be fascinating with the Clippers. I realized that because when I was on the east coast, in the place I go on these coast people come up to me. Oh my God. What's going on? I hear and play with the Clippers. I was at the mall, people walk around, walk by me like I was a sign out there. I famous here. But you're not famous only a couple of people. You stop for, like, magic was one of the people that people stopped for. I'm sure it was Jack was going the way he was going to read. But for the most part, there are people they're used to seeing people walk on the beach. They're used to seeing all these famous actresses for you and I don't see them going, oh, that's it. But we don't even trip with it now. It's so used to it. It's a different environment. I'm always gonna run into like someone who had a minor role in some show that I used to watch, and I will. Yeah. Because you can do that. You can do that with the person that is waiting on our table right now. They will tell you, well, I'm just doing this for the time, being until, you know, my active thing is gone and that so you will hear people say that, you know, that are just regular people and you say, oh, you're in wet. Yeah, I mean, such as movie, or I was an extra. So it is completely different. When you think about leaving Boston and coming here, a complete different environment with a bit of a culture shock, you know, joining the clippers and coming into this brand new environment being LA. It was completely different. In the sense that, you know, I was with the championship Celtics. And the thing that for me, one of the things that I told people I said, we are thinking that at the time there were 26 teams in the league. I got booed in every arena except once. And that was in Boston. When I was with the Clippers, they know there's just been a home game. It was so funny. I'd be like, bring it on, bring it on. So come on. They love that they just laugh, because. They play in here in LA. And people didn't like that. Yeah. But that found I found it really found that you know with some strange bedfellows. I got to be got to know Denzel Washington pretty good. Opinion Marshall was always in the game. She would talk to me. All these different people who were LA who weren't particularly Laker fans would come to our games and with the Clippers and norm Nixon his wife Debbie Allen to doing different worlds and so I met that cast and it was really cool. Yeah, you talked about that in your book. Just getting together when people like that and seeing different celebrities come through and come and shake your hand, that must've been so different compared to Boston. It is. I mean, Boston, everybody's not to be bad about boss mayor buzz, you know, Joey or Billy from the, you know, from the south of Europe. Or whatever they were. Hardworking guys. Yo, yo, man. And I love my life for both some people all their time was used guys. Use guys gonna win and leave. Use gut. You guys. So the environment was really different. And you think about being in LA, first of all, just to get to the arena. I'll leave that on camera's version switches about an hour premiere. So my commute on a game day was like about four hours, I would drive in, drive out on a shoot around, go back home, then drive back in and drive back out. I was on the road for like four hours. This is like a four hour trip. So everything so far. Another thing. You have to put that in your scheme of things. The contents about, you know, just driving. Great. If these walls could talk, why is this so important for you to put this book out? Why now, actually? I don't even know why now. You know, people have talked to me about that, you know, my Cosmo where he was the guy who actually actually talked to me about it. And, you know, we just, and I.

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Frozen Envelope Draft of 1985

Conspiracy Theories

02:02 min | 1 year ago

Frozen Envelope Draft of 1985

"The early nineteen eighties. We're filled with connick basketball stars. Magic johnson larry bird and kareem abdul-jabbar are just a few legends. That played during this era celebrity players. Thrilled fans with their incredible skills on the court but some behavior was not worth celebrating on august twentieth. Nineteen eighty the la times reported on multiple accounts of cocaine abuse by nba athletes. The general manager of the utah jazz even speculated that there wasn't a single team in the league that didn't have a drug problem new york knicks star. Micheal ray. Richardson had five. Documented stays at rehabilitation clinics new jersey nets. Forward bernard king had been arrested for cocaine. Possession has had hawks guard eddie johnson. Some estimates claimed seventy five percent of all. Nba players drugs. These habits culminated in the death of shooting guard. Terry furlough furlough died in a fatal car accident. In nineteen eighty an autopsy found ballum and cocaine in his blood. Substance abuse also made players vulnerable to all sorts of criminal activity f. b. i. File suggest that during the nineteen eighty one eighty two season at least three new york knicks players were indebted one of the largest drug dealers on the east coast. These debts lead the knicks to participate in point shaving or intentionally missing shots in order to get a particular score this way. Their drug dealer could place a bet on that score and because of the players cooperation he was guaranteed to win. It was the players way of paying him. Back drugs also wreaked havoc on the players. Mental and physical health stimulants like cocaine can increase in violent behavior. And in this era many players had an extremely physical style of play

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McCollum powers Trail Blazers past Celtics 129-119

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

McCollum powers Trail Blazers past Celtics 129-119

"CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard carried the trailblazers to a one twenty nine one nineteen win in a back and forth game against the Celtics McCollum led the way with thirty three points while Miller chipped in twenty six and thirteen assists to help Portland win its fourth straight I think our minds have been locked in I think we've been sharp we've been together it has been like a long whatever it takes mentality fresh off tying Larry Bird single game franchise record of sixty points for Celtic star Jayson Tatum had thirty three points but just nine after halftime Jaylen brown added sixteen points Tatum and brown both exited the game in the final minute with ankle and foot injuries respectively get some Coolbaugh Boston

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Celtics Rally From 32-Point Deficit, Top Spurs 143-140 in OT

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Celtics Rally From 32-Point Deficit, Top Spurs 143-140 in OT

"Larry Bird now has company at the top of the Celtics record books after Jayson Tatum matched his franchise record up sixty points as Boston completed an improbable thirty two point come back to beat the spurs one forty three to one forty in O. T. the twenty three year old Tatum matched bird sixty point performance on March twelfth nineteen eighty five against Atlanta with his second of two made free throws with four point two seconds remaining Boston trailed sixty nine to thirty seven late in the first half before outscoring San Antonio by thirty five the rest of the way I'm guessing Coolbaugh

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

02:57 min | 1 year ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"My time is up here. Let's find me a new home until he pushes that I don't think Toronto trades him and and to this point that hasn't happened often overlooked know all death at trade deadline time. There's going to be moves and there are Rumblings that the Celtics are actively exploring all their options. But exactly what's that what that's going to look like? I can't tell you today a month out, but I think Danny's been pretty clear here with his interviews in the last couple of weeks that he's looking and I know Celtics fans are sick of hearing that I know there's this this sentiment that we never, you know, we never make movies, I would question that a little bit they did go all in on Kyrie Irving and that didn't work out. So I you know, I don't think it's accurate to say they never you know, they never push their chips into the middle of the table. But you know, they're they're looking they're trying they know they need changes cuz cuz this group is stagnating. Utah Jazz a solid where they'll say let me let you I'll let you finish what the hell is going on. I mean, I understand you tell us a good team but this is ridiculous right now. I mean, you're right and that's why I felt like they should have three All-Stars because if you look at this season, it's parody everywhere. It's roster disruption disruptions obviously teams are struggling to deal with covid-19. Yo, but saying all that they are one of those they gotta prove it to us in the playoffs. And I think they know it and I think even I think even they would say it that they know they can dominate the regular season and they're still going to be skepticism. They're going to have to show us in the play-offs but they got they they have a really they have a great thing going they came the season with continuity which is a huge advantage in this season full of disruptions. And you know, they're doing as much as you can do can't do more than they've done to this point these episodes Maxwell podcast brought to you by betonline.ag metal line is the fastest.

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"Are this Untouchable beautiful. When the NBA grew you age? Started growing to what it is now, but I love to play the what if game what if Larry played today came up now had the ball in his hands all the time and was more of a playmaker then a small forward in the most one of the most bruising frontcourts ever, you know, when obviously he played with with Mikhail and Paris. I mean, it was just such a completely different time. The game was played completely differently. Larry might not have enjoyed it. I don't know if we had him here. Maybe he'd say he wouldn't want to play the the way the game is now but I would love to see where he's shooting ten three years a game and making plays instead of playing like you said in the handshake era when you guys all beat the hell out of each other. I mean it would be to be fascinating. I'm kind of really want to know your take right now on looking from the outside how you guys feel and what's going on in Celtic world looking from the outside because right now we dead The pot is stirring up here cuz and I want to know really what your opinion is and rightfully so I mean, you know, I live in Dallas and the Mavericks would have been considered the the most disappointing team at the first half of the season. If not for Boston that that team is the Celtics right now. I mean this team went to the Conference finals last year off Tatum and brown are as enviable a Duo as you can have their exactly what you want in today's NBA long two-way player. They played both ends of the floor. They can play multiple positions. I mean right there that's a core that you would that that a lot of teams are jealous of but you know for reasons that you guys know better than me because you watch this team every day. You'll know Marcus Smart. Kemba Walker's injury issues. There are a zillion holes on the bench and now you're Danny Ainge and birth Stevens are facing the kind of pressure that maybe they've never faced. I mean, I think people forget Danny there were periods early in Daniel Danny's GM 10 or tenure where he'd faced a lot of pressure and obviously you get it you get Garnett and real and and win a championship and things change and it was a long long time ago. But but really since since the since the pre Garnett, this is probably the most heat Danny has faced. What news do you see that? We're going to be looking at you know, cuz I like to look into a crystal ball. And I know you're out there looking at all these different things when they you see this coming towards the NBA or this year that's going to surprise us are going to go. Whoa. I didn't see that company. Well, like everyone's obviously excited about the trade deadline, which I think we're basically a month out now off when we're we're we're chatting here so a month away but look the biggest the biggest trade move has already happened. There's going to be nothing on the scale of a hardened deal with the the the consistent messaging around Bradley Beal is that the Wizards are not going to trade him in season and to this point. I think that's still holds name is Bradley Beal goes to the Wizards and says it's time. I want to move I want to go somewhere else until that happens. I don't think the Wizards are going to trade him and again the signal bulb. One month out say that that's not going to happen before this trade deadline and then probably the next most significant name is Kyle Lowry and I think it's as very similar situation. Kyle Lowry is royalty in Toronto for what he contributed to that championship team unless he pushes it unless he goes to the Raptors long as I want to go somewhere else..

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

03:03 min | 1 year ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"The big girls involved at the chicks the last four children You're you're asking. So I get why is my mouth you've been best thing this whole Larry Birnbaum. Look at the you have just you you written me about it. I read another article. Why are you so fascinated by these two? Well, because you obviously played with Larry spent every day with him for six seasons if my memory is right. So yeah when someone like you says that Luca is a carbon copy of Larry Bird, that's obviously a more powerful statement than someone like me making it or you know a fan or any any outside Observer for for you to kind of feel that strongly about it made me want to write about it cuz you know, the comparison game to me is not always a little bit tricky, you know, like I you know, I Every I mean to me, especially we're talking these are you know, Larry Bird is one of the greatest players who've ever seen. Luke is only in year three. He's going to have to do this a lot longer before we talk about him the same way. But to me these two guys are there one of ones one-of-a-kind even though there are obviously are similarities. But like like I said when I when I hear someone like you who's been in this game for more than 40 years when you feel so strongly about it. That's what kind of made me want to get you on the phone and dig into it with you. It's really funny because people ask me and I'll give you this month I said right now, I think that you asked me so who would Larry Bird kind of what would he be like in the NBA and Luca would be him or he'd be Luka and I said that because I think Larry Bird's name was he would be in this is kind of out there, but he would be a better player now is great as he was he'd be a better player now than he was in the old NBA because it was dead. About what speed trying to get the places now, you can't hand check. So that's why I feel there would be so much better and that's really kind of my you know, when I think about this because you you can say it as as as loud as you want. There's always going to be people who say there's only one Larry Bird. I don't even want to hear this and there's nothing we can say to convince them kind of to me. What is the fun the fun? What if which is kind it's a what if we're never going to get the answer but exactly what you just said, I grew up. I became a fan of this game in the 70s and 80s and to me that is the most glorious. In NBA history. I romanticize it I was a kid and just that's when I fell in love with this league and when you're a kid in just a fan and then you're a journalist. There are obviously differences. So the seventies and eighties to me..

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Boston Celtics legend K.C. Jones has died at age 88

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Boston Celtics legend K.C. Jones has died at age 88

"A legendary. Nba coach and player dies. Just over six weeks in s- basketball hall of famer. Tommy heinsohn passed away. The boston celtics lost another legendary player and coach. Casey jones died christmas day. As the celtics wrote where casey jones went winning was sure to follow from nineteen fifty eight to sixty seven jones wanna near unthinkable eight championships over his nine year playing career all with boston alongside a cast of hall of famers that included bill russell. Who jones wants to. Ncwa titles with san francisco as well as an olympic gold medal in nineteen fifty-six. Casey jones later coached one of the greatest nba teams. Ever the nineteen eighty-six celtics led by hall of famer larry bird he wants titles the celtics head coach and the team in the final four years in a row in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s once asked his secret to success. Casey jones said honesty and effort. Those are the two most important ingredients. Casey jones was eighty

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More than a Game: Sports, Race, and Masculinity in Diaspora

This Anthro Life

03:21 min | 1 year ago

More than a Game: Sports, Race, and Masculinity in Diaspora

"It is so good to see you. Dr garage also known as fan i of from your students that you're quite engaging in hilarious in class a warrior. That's the funniest thing i've ever heard. Actually because i've never heard that hilarious part so there are times where i say he stuff in students know if they should laugh or shouldn't laugh. They wanna laugh but they're not quite sure what to do. And so those moments just the only way and only thing you can do is consume the silence and move onto the next stop assumes. Let's start with your background. Of course you have such an interesting rich history. So please enlighten us. Tell us all about that. So i am the first person nearly hundred and fifty years along the male line in my family who is not ordained christian minister so my father came to the us in nineteen eighty to pursue a phd in theology. And so that was the first moment we came to the us. Kids and i came at age six to boston and in cambridge nineteen eighty celtics. Imagine that era had just started with. Larry bird kevin mchale in addition of my hero robert parish like that was. The team was covered in green than when my dad finished his. Phd is goal was always to go back and work in the colleges in india so we went back but the three years in cambridge set me so far back academically so when i went back i was starting fourth grader. In india there was a basketball court at the college that my dad taught at and nobody played bass while there except for one time during the year when there were intramurals and only faculty played and as a faculty child. People were not letting me play. So when i went back to. India might love of sports. Ashley had a very different type of class and caste aesthetic to it. So most of the kids i started to play with. Were the children of the staff on campus. Folks doing everything from administrative labor to really tough menial ends on labor like cleaning gutters cutting down trees sweeping so their kids became some of my closest best friends and because of that the ways in which sport in india at that point in the late eighties and nineties had a certain castes. Consciousness other than if you played cricket. I grew up playing comedy. Which is you know. South asian game a mix between wrestling and tackle football but really took to playing cricket field hockey and soccer. And when i got a little bit older it became volleyball and everywhere. I went especially in christian communities. There was so much love for sport. And so i might not see it in places at my school. Maybe you know when i was hang out with my hindu-muslim or sick fronts but in the christian community especially on our colleges. There was a strong focus on sport ideas of muscular christianity. That played out in. The west was also playing out in india as well

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Interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Toure Show

06:29 min | 2 years ago

Interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"The game, the structure, the style of the game that you played back to the basket center right trying to get high percentage shots closer to the basket that game has been completely forgotten, and there's very few. There's nobody who plays the center position the way you did with the back to the basket and it's like try to get the highest value shots the furthest away. But three pointers as much as you can does this style interest you disinterested you look down on it. You say you don't know how to play the game properly. Well, you know there, there are different theories about how to play the game but I think getting high percentage shots really makes a lot of sense, but it also has to dovetail with your defensive strategy also. So a great team like the Bill Russell. F- Celtics. Bill was able to to stymie any shots around the hoop and. His team. Would run and get high percentage shots down down court, and that was a winning strategy era. I mean, nobody's playing center. The way you did that is totally gone now. I think. So but that doesn't mean that someone cat had that type of skill and still come in effect the game. In a meaningful way, we talked earlier today. One of the things you said, the eighty five finals against the Celtics was one of your most important moments as a player. One of your crowning moments as a player you were the. MVP that year you guys won the Lakers one but you had to go through the Memorial Day massacre where you guys got crushed by like forty points a game over in the middle of third order and a down moment and I lived in Boston at that moment, it looked like are going to go on to destroy them. How did you come back to win and why do you think of that as one of your crowning moments as a player that series? Well I think that? What happened to me personally in that series was. Once, we made it into the finals I kind of relaxed. and. So I went into that first game thinking that. The worst is over and you know the the worst was yet to happen. So. It kind of woke me up and made me realize that I had to kick my game up a couple of levels in order to. Finish off what we started out to do because we lost. In eighty four to the Celtics and Gabe a game away. And that ended up being the the crucial game. How could you go into? A series against the Celtics who had Larry Bird who series plate you know clearly one of the great players of that time how you Gonna Like Oh, we got this. No. I didn't think that we got this but for me personally, I figured I've done my job where we're in the finals. Things. Think things will be alright and they work. One. Of the one of the chapters, one of the parts of the book that I really thought was really interesting. You talk about athletes and what they must do with how they have role models at the happy aware that they are role models and you say we can't pretend athletes are influencing our children's thinking and behavior. So we must demand higher standards from them like it or not college and Professional Sports. Machines are turning them into role models, and if they aren't willing to accept that responsibility as part of the contract, then they should seek another profession. Strong position. A little bit about why you feel that way when you went through that life right superstar High School Athlete College, Athlete, and you know the way that superstar athletes from a teen age are coddled. They are given you know love for their athletics points for their character. Society is not training them to be role models, but then they become big college players big prosed and we expect them to be role models. Are they even ready for that? I don't know you know for me. Being a black American and in the era that I grew up in all black. realized. That They would be judged by the actions of. Any problem. Black Person. And so. That burden. Was something that that you assumed. Soon, as you've got to do anything in a in a prominent fashion, you assume that burden because you knew that. All black people would be. Judged on whatever it was that you did and he's screwed up A. Set, the race. I mean that's absolutely right and you talk about that I came to realize that the lew alcindor that for the younger folk that was his name forty, fifty years ago the lew alcindor everyone was cheering. Was it really the person they wanted to be they wanted me to be the clean cut example of racial equality the poster boy for anybody from any background regardless of race religion or economic standing could become an American success story to them. I was living proof that racism was a mythological beast like Jack. Elope when when the audience is feeling like that right I assume the media is part of it. How do you? How do you rebel against that? Well. You just have to show them that they're wrong and. That that is not the case, there's a whole lot that has to be done. I into earlier. Right after Dr King was assassinated, I was involved in a demonstration on UCLA's campus and people. Would just standing there. and. It was a silent. stood. There for an hour in silence and some of US had signs and a number of times people came up to me and said, you're getting the opportunity to play in the NBA. What do you demonstrating for and they did not understand how these two things did not relate to each other at all the fact that I, I was getting opportunity to play in the NBA did not mean that what happened to Dr King was a tragedy and a crime and the. Thing to get across to people and the you know I, it's taken awhile you

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Indoor dining permitted for the first time since March

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 years ago

Indoor dining permitted for the first time since March

"New York City restaurants are now open for in person dining if they stay at twenty five percent of their capacity it's the moment many patrons were waiting for everything that opens up is good for the psyche of the city Larry Bird bomb was one of the first inside the Celta in Manhattan this is the first time since March people could sit inside after passing a mandatory temperature screening for cell because owners tomber shard says he's glad to be back open but I have a hope for me I have mixed feelings a little concerned about my staff I think it's maybe more exposed in the trying to be worked for teaching everybody to be really conscientious about wearing a mask and this patron still chose the outdoor seating err on the side of caution hi Jackie Quinn

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"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

02:36 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

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"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

08:04 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

"Other. Saying! You know what Larry didn't talk. That's what people don't understand. Larry, GAZZA's wasn't. Hours doing the talking Kevin mckinnell mlk. All of us were talking Larry then tell that much junk that later on here. Alert through the greatest trash-talk grow of all. Without play. He was not. S. He wasn't a great. trash-talker that. Max You and Don Cheney, or the only two people who played with both John Havlicek and Larry Bird. What, what can you just? Go thought that you. Check you got him at his. Age Thirty six his final year. What was it like view to be around John Havlicek? Yet John. And this is what was crazy about it my brochure. John was John's last year. And I just remember plan, and in Washington come on the floor in now and. He came to. Read. The didn't make him come to. Camp came to camp late every year, but man came it just fine. Damn this do and I'm trying to keep up women's young player bigger late. This should be a piece of cake may he ran come up these picks cutting back. The other way was just amazing guy in and I don't think I was hurt. As I've ever been with the last time. I saw John and that's when he was at the garden once it might have been honoring pope years, and so I came down to speak as speak. John and I saw him and other ain't John. How you doing man was going like no egos seeing. Are you I didn't know. He added early early stages of Alzheimer's at that time, because I was like put office. That John John of play with you know, but I didn't know. Know the John Essentially it recognize. While was at the time I didn't know what he was going through. So as why I say think about players who they were, and you know you you think about. The rate was playing with they. Pallets was stars low about Davison play with day to among this race in Manhattan stuff. Some is knows it takes his snow and I'm like Whoa I'm thinking that dude, surreal man, next thing you know by frees me up opens this Shirley. Blows his nose in in his shirt in their rugs all over his body. I'm like holy. Does this kind us up. And then another one that was about was just as good, was he marriage? We blade with Pete's slash here. he was with us and Surrey was just really was just Kinda. This week he gets the ball when the grizzlies ever yes, the ball passes into. Larry. Larry forces up a shot. He's made comes down to don't what seems Larry? Neri. Shall we call timeout? Somehow we come to the bitch. He looks nervous. Mary Larry Their Double Jeannie. Me Know you gotta pass the ball. Larry in the southern drawl just looks up during the one who what? If you're any damn good. It would be double team with me as like they have the. One superstar about it, so Larry I have a filter at all with the key to who you were and what you did, but those days and remember playing with Jo Jo, white coolest do is a world. One of my best for one of my mentors. I love her under Tommy Heinsohn. I had at that year. My Persia had seven guys who belonged all star team. They being was long time. all-star team Sidney Wicks Curtis Rowe Joe Joe of halbe check How it's It was just on and on. They be man. Those dues mad at and you think about they would have been a collection of. Unbelievable all-stars, but they got old all of a sudden in one day in one season and It was just bickering between all these guys in just didn't work. I shall watchful. Is it myth or not, did you? They don't put wls on the paycheck. That was said by. Curtis Rowe. was. THROWS WHO's row said to me. One two games, he said allies scored ten fifteen. Is it wrong. They don't put ills and WS paychecks. Okay, there's were called I in fifteen. And that's what you worry about and so yeah, that was that was A. Maximum this week. Sad. We been sad couple weeks I. Jerry Sloan. You did not play against the you coach. You played against his teams May. West unseld, who I'm taking this art I, loved West. Did you ever run into one of those famous takes. Oh I, did the members? Garden. That time you're you're. So much energy that I'm guarding my man full court know Gaza Garvey Bit Awkward Nba, on Garmin Man. Full court trying to take it from I'm not listening. I'm oblivious to everything around me. I know here one of my teammates screaming out it rookie. Running force being night I hit West assail it. May I just lead right down? I will never forget how hard he hit me and that that was like one of those things, and like I said that play with him against you. Those words lady years so for me. It was fun because by then he could even move. Here those bad knees carrying weights of trying to guard me. Elephant trying to catch a league because I was like by the time he turned, I was already gone so i. think that you look at it that way. By that time he may have been tipping around three hundred and. I always say if you've ever seen any videos maximum him. The first, you'll love this. When the first time I laid eyes on him was in nineteen, sixty six BC is playing in New York and holiday festivals against logo, and we beat them in triple overtime, but not before he found out on the second overtime with thirty five points and twenty six rebounds, and at that point he was a saw he was six six plus Afro and about. Two hundred and forty and he had lift. Then I know it's hard to believe what the guy. I heard. Al And is youth and as well as A. Powerful thrust went up with force. You. Went, up, with force his powerful jumper, West. But the guy. You're going to the chip around three Oh. Remember one of the stories I heard about him, which was legendary was backed that West could literally go. Get a rebel. It mid air intern. Hit The backboard, but we hit the ground. He could turn around and bill the ball all the way to the other end of the floor. That's how strong that's how it was yet remarkable player. You'll. He will be one of the legends legend of the game, but you're also be legend in that Baltimore Washington area for what he did for that and then later on became when Washington when they're only championship he was. VP So I have that connection with him? So yeah, it is. It's a great loss for this league and in our with this league this year to to lose lose commissioner those Kobe Bryant loose slow now losing and losing or the season, this twenty twenty year will never be forgotten. There.

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Except. Bird. Bird was then running the Indiana Pacers, and he had proven elusive. I. He said he didn't WANNA. Do it. Now Mike Elaine doing he told me. Michael doing it, I said then we miss connections on a meeting. Then they went out to Indianapolis draft a two thousand eleven and bird got tied up and we miss connections again, and he wouldn't return my phone calls in the days turned into weeks and weeks, and the months and I had the right to book. And the only Dan Player I hadn't talked to was one who is really important and one with whom I had enjoyed a good relationship over twenty five years. Now. There was a lot about bird in the book. I had written so far. People talked about him I had old interviews. I could have even faded. But it just bothered the hell out of me. So I threw a hail Mary. I called his secretary. Who by this time had heard from me half a dozen times? Hey listen tell Larry ongoing in for a prostate cancer operation next Tuesday. I told her, and if I die on the operating table, my last thought was that Larry Bird blew me off this book. See the thing is that was true. Every bit of it, so bird gets on phone and says okay. What do you want? I can talk now. Larry Man can't do it this way I gotta come. See you in person I've seen everybody in person I'll be there Monday. And he said okay. Another tip for young journalists always see someone in person if possible. You can't feel the interview over a phone. It's easier for a subject to cut you off when you're not live. There's a certain flow to the conversation. And Bird was great. Talking about what he got out of the dream, team, and in typical honest bird fashion. Talking about how some of it would have turned sour headed gone on any longer. So I left the bird interview ecstatic, except for the fact of course that I was facing cancer surgery, but that's another story, but I felt great about the interview all of the interviews, but the question was where to put the bird stuff. I had finished a book by then. It was already in proof form. What editors call Galleys, and when something is in galleys, they don't want you making a lot of changes. Well I had a lot of changes after my conversation with bird. But I had an idea. I told my editor. I would make the chapter about bird the final chapter of the book. Yeah I would have to make a few other tweaks to the manuscript. Basically I would just be adding on material. Sea Bird had told me two things that really stuck with me. One was about as father I'll tell you about it later. And this was the other one, and it was about when he had decided to retire. A decision he had made though few knew it. After, the Celtics had lost in the nineteen ninety-two playoffs to the Cleveland. Cavaliers walked off the floor Cleveland. Playoffs walked off court I said this and. I love that building second game. I played an MBA. Christie's we played. breastfeed pulled up there and I couldn't believe it. exceeded. My. That's always dreamed up. Frequent. You. Feel. To me. I walked CORETEC. Day I said what a what a great great in. An arena that rose out of a cornfield that seems so.

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"It. Why I had to pull out the operation card to get Larry Bird to talk. And as I set out to interview these guys. One thought was in my mind Michael Magic Larry. I guess that's three thoughts. But there is a hierarchy of needs every time you're gathering information. And at the top of that hierarchy. Were Jordan magic and bird. They would present difficulties to round up magic because he's so damn busy. Jordan because he's so damn elusive. And Bird because he's so damn moody and Unpredictable get him talking. He's unbelievable. The key is to get them talking. I started out with Scottie Pippin. I arrange to meet him at a hotel near his home in Florida. With, the exception of Christian Leitner Pippen was probably the player I knew least on a personal basis. which is somewhat astounding since I had done about three, thousand, four hundred seventy eight stories on the Bulls over the years. But. They were rarely centered on Scotty. There were times I even went out to Chicago with the express purpose of doing a pip and story, and then Jordan would go for forty nine and forty two, and do something else outrageous and Jesse. Jackson would be hanging around his locker and sure enough. It would turn into another Michael Jordan story. I even felt somewhat guilty then about my treatment of. Especially since I knew, I would end up asking him even in this interview about Jordan. And I did. And he was great and very honest.

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"It. Why I had to pull out the operation card to get Larry Bird to talk. And as I set out to interview these guys. One thought was in my mind Michael Magic Larry. I guess that's three thoughts. But there is a hierarchy of needs every time you're gathering information. And at the top of that hierarchy. Were Jordan magic and bird. They would present difficulties to round up magic because he's so damn busy. Jordan because he's so damn elusive. And Bird because he's so damn moody and Unpredictable get him talking. He's unbelievable. The key is to get them talking. I started out with Scottie Pippin. I arrange to meet him at a hotel near his home in Florida. With, the exception of Christian Leitner Pippen was probably the player I knew least on a personal basis. which is somewhat astounding since I had done about three, thousand, four hundred seventy eight stories on the Bulls over the years. But. They were rarely centered on Scotty. There were times I even went out to Chicago with the express purpose of doing a pip and story, and then Jordan would go for forty nine and forty two, and do something else outrageous and Jesse. Jackson would be hanging around his locker and sure enough. It would turn into another Michael Jordan story. I even felt somewhat guilty then about my treatment of. Especially since I knew, I would end up asking him even in this interview about Jordan. And I did. And he was great and very honest.

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"larry bird" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"It. Why I had to pull out the operation card to get Larry Bird to talk. And as I set out to interview these guys. One thought was in my mind Michael Magic Larry. I guess that's three thoughts. But there is a hierarchy of needs every time you're gathering information. And at the top of that hierarchy. Were Jordan magic and bird. They would present difficulties to round up magic because he's so damn busy. Jordan because he's so damn elusive. And Bird because he's so damn moody and Unpredictable get him talking. He's unbelievable. The key is to get them talking. I started out with Scottie Pippin. I arrange to meet him at a hotel near his home in Florida. With, the exception of Christian Leitner Pippen was probably the player I knew least on a personal basis. which is somewhat astounding since I had done about three, thousand, four hundred seventy eight stories on the Bulls over the years. But. They were rarely centered on Scotty. There were times I even went out to Chicago with the express purpose of doing a pip and story, and then Jordan would go for forty nine and forty two, and do something else outrageous and Jesse. Jackson would be hanging around his locker and sure enough. It would turn into another Michael Jordan story. I even felt somewhat guilty then about my treatment of. Especially since I knew, I would end up asking him even in this interview about Jordan. And I did. And he was great and very honest.

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"larry bird" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

10:40 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on WJR 760

"Larry Bird we have Shenandoah shuffle on the line and played an embarrassed by her name Shenandoah shuffle developed a tough skin at an early age along the way she learned to deal with disappointment how to push through discomfort overcome adversity and accurately gauge people qualities that have certainly helped her to succeed after spending nearly twenty years as a law office administrator Shenandoah became unsettled by the ever revolving door of the criminal justice system and set out to find a way to change it genital shelf below is a graduate of Michigan State University go green a Corey central graduate from coach hue and faculty at the center for trauma resilient communities so shattered all welcome to caring for kids thanks for having me on today Larry our efforts in behavioral health mental health are now a major focus area of our foundation and it's also a statewide effort so we hope to be more engaged in your neck of the woods in the near future so so I just wanted you to know that we always welcome people to northern Michigan great it's beautiful so tell our listeners about your early childhood and how these experiences shaped your future and I know they're very interested in hearing that story I will briefly I mean we should dive into numerous aspects of my childhood but what I would say briefly is is that I had I think best stated as a nomadic childhood although I was born in San Diego California I moved over fifty times before entering the foster care system system times yeah attending in over thirty five schools throughout the country so I think that the best summarized by a nomadic right and in that time we were homeless often seen as motel families are living out of our cars or squatting and in various friends houses and couch surfing things like that plagued by family members who suffered from severe addictions and mental health issues that were of course you know that mental health issues complicated by addiction and vice versa and then finally right before I turned thirteen on the summer before he turned thirteen I self reported myself to foster care at that time we had made our way across the country from California back to Michigan where my biological mother is from and then I found myself in foster care shortly thereafter and then eventually age out of foster care at the age of eighteen the the delightful Brian and I fell rang and there you find yourself so you know age out of foster care I was lucky enough to have a teacher who took some interest in me and high school because I aged out halfway through my senior year of high school and was really just trying to figure out a way to stay in high school with the help of a teacher ended up applying for college and getting them to Michigan state her alma mater Walgreens right go green go and you know I think that was supposed to be the happily ever after right like yes you've suffered the trauma of turmoil but we got you into college and and now you're eighteen an adult and and good luck to you and that really became a difficult transition for me I would not say it was an exception student my first year at MSU I was dealing with with quite a bit of things attempted suicide for the first time was really depressed and withdrawn from everything that was happening around me and please enter that was financial need I didn't have enough money for basic things that I needed in college hygiene products because I trust and so had to get a job and ended up getting hired part time as a receptionist in a law office minimum wage stands enjoyed that job but maybe not the firm I but I enjoyed the work and eventually sort of worked my way up into being a law office administrator my hired a law clerk who eventually became my husband and we moved to traverse city in ninety nine to start a law office really with this idea of trying to do it differently than we have seen criminal law being done and we did criminal law practice in traverse city my husband still a practicing criminal defense attorney and in that process I started to realize that our clients issues weren't nearly whatever the crime that brought them to us was and it got revealed that a lot of our clients had spent time in foster care had had these tumultuous backgrounds of childhood and at that time I really hadn't disclosed my time in the foster care system that wasn't something that I openly talked about very few people knew about it and I just sort of started Google aims you know foster care statistics trying to understand what was going on with our clients and really became floored by the statistic of that approximately seventy percent of incarcerated inmates have spent time in the child welfare system and some point in their childhood and that really got me thinking sort of about root cause and those things and so I made it my mission to sort of let out the secret that I have I wrote the book garbage bag suitcase with the hope that we could really reinvent child welfare and get to some root cause issues and look at how do we heal trauma in order to help people make better decisions and so we're talking the Shenandoah shuffle low as she mentioned the author of garbage bag suitcase and I have that book in my hand which I find fascinating and and can you tell our listeners a little bit about the book that if if they read that or if if they start skimming it what are the what are some of the things you in particular want them to to make sure they find you know one of the things I found fascinating when I was reading through it was your observation of making some decisions about people based on their groceries in the grocery store and I just I just found all of these things so fascinating and and I know that with with our limited time we can't talk too much about the book but maybe there's a couple things you want to make sure people know about it and it might get them to go online and buy it well with regards to the the grocery cart all of these things all of the stories that I try to tell in the books really are to get people interested in understanding one basic thing and that is why do people do the things they do whether we see somebody in a store who who seems to be yelling and screaming for what we would say is no refund or you know we we we see a news article about someone you know maybe a mom who got caught drunk driving with her children in the car and we see the common for we may come as far south about why would somebody do that really for me it's about having a different conversation which is what happened to that person to bring them to this point in understanding that most all of us have a story to tell in that story affects the way in which we see in the entire world and especially for people who have lived through severe trauma or severe adversity sometimes we see the world and what might be considered a chaotic way in which we're always looking to protect ourselves from the next thing and so all of these stories that I share in the book are are really trying to get us to that point and a say in what do we do about that and for me the purpose of sharing my story because I done a good job at keeping it a secret for a really long time but the purpose for me to share the story was to get people past the story and almost to the second half of the book where we can talk about solutions and which we can address within our communities it's a great read so I highly recommend it and so one of the things we're now at the foundation very involved in in our behavioral mental health focus area are in in a in a I think you alluded to what we are calling the social determinants of health and why people are the way they are and in so I know this topic is it is also about root cause of the sort of the same thing in the social determinants of health and another new term that I hear all the time is resiliency in fact right I read an article in the Wall Street journal a couple days ago regarding the generation Z. and their lack of resiliency as it relates to almost everything they do and so I know you're a faculty at the center for their trauma resilient communities and and can you talk a little bit about the center and this resiliency factor yes of the center started because of bunch of people who were really involved and trauma informed implementation Terry were interested in and realizing that that reaches beyond the walls of foster care child welfare and that really you need whole communities yes I understand the trauma peace but more importantly because the trauma peace can be really depressing to talk about and you can get stuck in that circle for a long time is so what do we do about it why is it that some people like myself all go against all the statistics and all odds and seem to have great resiliency or other people don't and so looking at things like the Harvard study on resilience and those pieces helping communities understand how they play together and that there are some pretty core things we can do to help people retrain their brain if you will so that they can bounce back better right and there's a lot of those things are based in connections and connections and communities and that's why they're so important interest focused on training and helping communities develop models that were in their specific groups since her second so what will be at your general message there so we can entice people listening to this interview to come out on may fourteenth the general mission is for me is going to be real simple let's focus on solution but how we move this conversation forward and what action steps can every single person take to do that because I believe there's something for everybody to do enough conversations great creative very much antidote thank you so much all right safe travels that was Janet shuffle she's author of garbage bag suitcase and faculty at the center for trauma.

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Where Michael Jordan's Coming From

ESPN Daily

02:57 min | 2 years ago

Where Michael Jordan's Coming From

"I do are you. I'm sad this is almost over. Are you sad? I am sad. Because I'm so happy that the powers powers-that-be be rust documentary so instead of coming out in June came on April gave us some content especially on Sunday night making popcorn. I'm warming up hot sake like I turned into a whole thing. Jalen rose played thirteen seasons in the NBA. And he's also the cohost Jalen and Jacoby last dance after show podcast first off. I'm like instead of doing two per night. We should have just did one night. We had in Sundays so now. I'm like maybe we need to Craig Hodges ever sell. He'd be happy about that. So yeah I'm a little sad. This Sunday is going to be the last one popcorn and sake an air yes indeed school on Moran Bacher so I haven't seen the last two episodes but I have a sense. Probably GonNa Start with a ninety eight Eastern Conference Finals Course Bowls Pacers Jalen. You're there how do you remember feeling about your team's chances headed into that series against Chicago? So the unique thing about an athlete is that you have to have something that I call a rational confidence. I've sat in the locker room multiple days of my life and said that I was better than Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant Shaquille O'Neal. Tim Duncan none of them could guard me. None of them had a chance. That's what you have to tell yourself or you might as well not put on shorts and the shoes and you know that you're the underdog and you're going against all time greatness so for us. We wanted to end the height. We wanted to shut up. All of the Jordan stands so on the floor. It was like we about the eliminate Mike in not have him. You know have two three peats but not on watching the doubt. I'm like how we let this do laying on the couch with potbelly drinking every night. Smoke CIGARS BEAT US. That's what I'm thinking. We should have beaten down more. May Be more bad news team like you're seeing that year. Your coach by Larry Bird who obviously knew Jordan very well from his playing days. What did he tell you guys about how to defend on him? Both you know one on one and as a team. What would he told me? Because I was coming off the bench I was a young pup. I had the plate. Percentages is that I'm GonNa put you on twenty three scorn you twice. I'm taking you out. That was instruction. And so I'm like all right cool I'm GonNa just follow him. I'm just thinking in my so I can stay in the game but he didn't want him to get into a rhythm is like soon he gets on away and if he gets into

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Would Michael Jordan Rule in Today's NBA?

ESPN Daily

07:02 min | 2 years ago

Would Michael Jordan Rule in Today's NBA?

"Kirk. So I I swear. I promise we're not here to debate. Mj versus Lebron. At least not until the end of the interview believe me I have my stance. It is locked and loaded. We'll get to that. I don't want to alienate half the audience before we begin so over the last few weeks. Those of us who have watched the last dance have borne witness to the greatness. That is Michael. Jordan and that greatness does inform the Lebron debate insofar as it has reminded us of how dominant Jordan was but of course he was playing a different era. Basketball was very different from how it is today which can make it hard to compare those two players or to evaluate how Jordan would fare in today's NBA. So let's start here and established that point of comparison. What was the league like Jordan came into it? Well Jordan came into the in nineteen eighty four and it was a very very different place. The best players in the League at that time or Magic Johnson. Magic Johnson Larry Bird bird again. Larry saying the crowd here. This is what came to see. Kareem abdul-jabbar was still really good Long story short meaning the the NBA was run by big men just as it had been since its entire district and eight of the ten highest play players by the time Jordan even retired centers Jordan was drafted in Nineteen eighty-four just to give you an idea dominant. How valuable centers were sixteen of the twenty previous? Mvp Award winners heading into the one thousand nine hundred four eighty five season worst centers so Jordan entered an MBA. That's fair to characterize as a centers -ly And obviously it's very very different than what we're describing here in twenty twenty. So how big of a deal was it? That the best player in the League Michael Jordan was a shooting dude. You can't overstate. How big of a deal. It was really weird. I mean magic had showed us that point guards could be great. Bird showed us the power forwards and shooting. Forwards could be great no. Mvp had ever come from the shooting. Guard position nobody had really ever dominated the leak or won championships from that position or in that way and again one of the main things the makes Michael Jordan's such a special character in NBA. History is that he deformed the various static of MBA greatness. disrupted to use the term from from Silicon Valley. What it meant and what it looked like to be. Nba superstar love deformed as a verb because it sort of implies that he bent the League to his own. Will he did that man? I mean he came in there and it was violent and it was beautiful and it was for the betterment of the future of the sport a couple of weeks ago. You're at a piece about why. Michael Jordan was such a transcendent score. Can you explain what it was that? Made that dominant so unusual. Yeah well it starts with the fact that he's a he's a guard and again to contextualize it against what was going on in the eighties. Nineties is is shooting guards in wings didn't dominate the NBA. We had the occasional superstar like Julius Irving. So I'm not GonNa say that he was the first star wing but he was a jump shooter. Long Story Short. He was a jump shooting guard. Who could attack the Rim and boy could he attack the rim? So the early part of Jordan's careers. Obviously marked by these highlight jump. Man Silhouettes the dump contest leap from the free throw line and Chicago. Stadium can picture that in our head along Dominique to Michael Jordan but by the end Meena Jordan would beat teams with just incredible mid range shooting And if a majority of buckets in the last dance season in that second repeat came off of the mid range jump shots that either came from post plays Dribble pull-ups quick stops just an endless array of mid range jumpers. Mj On the way away. Jumper and one scout told me a really stuck out is like I've been watching the last dance for eight hours now. I haven't seen the same move twice. It's not like he had to go to move over and over again. All those phase pretty close but man he he did it all but he did it in this area that we don't use very much anymore. Aka Amid Ridge and he's also very difficult shots right thinking about it this way. If you're going up against the Bulls in his nineteen ninety two or nineteen ninety-seven and year in opposing coach. Year number one objective is pretty clear If you can stop or slowdown Michael Jordan. You have a chance. If can't you don't So almost every night the Jordan played he would get the other teams best defender. And that person would WANNA play their best game of the year because everybody in their Rena was watching it and so he did. This eighty two games a year to put up the best sort of scoring numbers in the League against the best defensive performers in the league so you made a heat map for Jordan and then in the same story you made one for harden and you put them next to each other and trying to comparison it almost looks like urban and rural America right or like to to heat maps. That are just wildly different. Almost like people playing different sports one hundred percent in hardened deserves all the credit in the world for becoming the best score of this era but this era is dominated by sort of this moneyball dogma efficiency efficiency efficiency and when you look at James Harden shot signature. You see a guy who shoots near the hoop. He's great Basket attacking guard like Jordan But then away from the painting of the student only shoots threes. He avoids the Mid Range just like he avoids a shaving cream. And and then when you look at say Jordan you see almost the exact opposite remember that old image of Pan Jia and how the continent sort of fit together these two shots hearts kind of look like South America and Africa. Where Jordan is one shape all mid range and then a hardest jump shot activity is sort of surrounding that all three point airs. Jordan didn't shoot a lot of threes.

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"larry bird" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Mellow up to those guys but I am kind of because well they won national championships I'm sorry Larry Bird but he changed Indiana state around that being said Magic Johnson had become an incident to win championships and everybody if you go to a good team that's on a roll you want video you don't want to be stick it out I think the I think he would have he would have a full folded up and got into that into the mix and he would have played I think we played well Hey look Darko I get it Darko was the human cigar that told us we don't win the game because the game is no but it's not about dark it's about would we also would we have still picked up Rashid Wallace later in the season if we would have drafted Carmelo because I don't you know again that was a big piece which nobody knows what the answer to that question would be but you know I can't tell you that that when I can't tell you yeah it was an interesting debate that that they were having and you know sports center and stuff and we're talking a little bit more and again I think Carmelo Anthony if you wanted to be could be recognized with lebron and with these other guys at all time great NBA players but the reason that it matters because he cared more about how he did as an individual then then how the team did and that was a lot you know I was watching those somewhere good teams some weren't so good teams in New York but that was just my feeling on him and I think a lot of people think because he is such a talented player that yeah if you throw him on that pistons team that automatically means that they would have won not just one championship with two or three and I don't know if that necessarily would have been the case I don't know if we would have even gotten the one without them or with them get to know them however she well I think he's young he's remember he's a rookie he's going to the vet and there's more vets on that team I don't know about Rasheed Wallace they I guess they if they could Adam they probably would have I don't know about that one but I think he would have been added addition it could have been that eighty he could have been that from the old yeah hold on yeah you're right you're right that the leadership of Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups and some of those other NBA veterans who have been around for a long time if they could have curbed his you know that alpha dog mentality he would've bought into the team that that is something that where it could be potentially but I'm just not convinced that that necessarily would be would be the case but again it was just something fun that I thought you know we were talking about basketball here a little bit but it might be a fun not fun little topic here to close it out on that was good I appreciate you doing that get this all fired up and it will move it over time I got back I appreciate you coming all dogs nobody call you more so we can get on it but well we have you covered on everybody that's doing well I love love hearing from you guys I am doing well again with the bar and restaurant you know I appreciate the support you know for us in every every one of these small businesses and different around Ann Arbor all across the country you know for us it's it's best that we could keep our doors close right now trying to keep everybody home and keep them safe I'm so we are doing okay I am doing okay I do miss being your ugly mug game open against a bomb in the basement anyway locked up in the bunker but but now I am doing a okay but it's great catching up with you guys and I'm always around to give me a call anytime and what that's not thanks back reset it we got to go to a break when we come back we got a job board on the other side we got a lot to talk about you're listening to the song this is the end zone download the tune in app so you can take that take it wherever you go listen in Ann Arbor and beyond the sports dog ten fifty W. T. K. A. N. Arbor cumulus stations.

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The Steph Curry comparisons are unfair to Trae Young, but they won't go away

The Dan Patrick Show

02:50 min | 2 years ago

The Steph Curry comparisons are unfair to Trae Young, but they won't go away

"We now safely say the trae young is the next steph curry. I if you want to. I don't know there's so many other things that I have to worry about. I don't if you WANNA do that. Go ahead you'RE NOT GONNA I'm not GonNa Yell at you and go. He's not the next steph curry. I do like this though the approaches. Yeah but does he play defense? Can we stop with this? How many how many guys play defense in the NBA? But let me stop somebody in crunch time. Can anybody stop him by being declared the next anybody? You're already less than them. Because that's your title like Steph. Curry was the first do it that way and so the next curry means you're automatically below them. You're an imitator. I mean it's great. He's fantastic player but he's basically modeling his craft. Well that's why you don't want people were there. Everybody's looking for the next Larry Bird. Mike member Keith. Van Horn as the next Larry Bird now. Luca Danni checks next Larry Bird. No LUCA IS DIFFERENT THAN LARRY. Bird he might be better than Larry. Bird a when it's all said and done on out there we keep waiting for the next Michael Jordan. Kobe became the original. The first Koby we keep going. Oh He's the next and and you're not who is ever the next. We love comparisons. We love cops but it doesn't always work that way and usually if it's a white guy who's good then you find another white guy who is you know got similar skillset. Glad Yeah. Googles is the next Larry Bird UNC. But until that person becomes the first they're always going to be on next you know because you haven't seen it yet so it hasn't even been identified. When do you graduate to? I'm no like when did Kobe. He's not the next Jordan. He's Kobe did he. Oh I think he did well. No he wasn't the next. Nobody's the next Jordan. You can't be now possible now if you want to say. He plays like him great when Kobe went black. Mamba then he became the original Kobe. And he wasn't the next Michael Jordan. Because we realize there's not going to be another Larry Bird just not. There'll be players who might be similar. Might be better. But there's that's the original Muhammed Ali. This not the original. Might be guys who turn out to be better. But they're the originators. Yeah pulling yeah like Koby Bryant. He he appeared to watch documentaries he admittedly modeled everything after Michael Jordan and he came up about this short of having an equal career to Michael Jordan. If you look I mean considering how close he was to the time of Michael Jordan. He over and he was really close to having an equal career.

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In Black America: Spencer Haywood

In Black America

11:18 min | 2 years ago

In Black America: Spencer Haywood

"Player and very like we had out here in Vegas gained all of the players on that team Blake Griffin. All of the young guys coming up and giving me hugs and kisses. And thank you me because you know in that situation just in terms of dollars from Lebron James. He's got an extra one hundred million dollars. Toby gotta one extra one hundred million dollars Lake Griffin got an extra fifty million dollars Kevin Durant who give me a big hug and kiss each got seventy five million dollars extra so the number one dollars and sense that give you an example of what it is because with with four years have yet to wait four years after your high school graduate. You wouldn't lose that kind of capital and you lose that plant on you will lose four entitled number. That will help them get into the hall. Laid on those numbers would be race. And you don't know what happened four years then in College Spencer Haywood Aba Nba Legend and hall of Famer. Hey will always be remembered that the person opened the door for underclassmen college basketball players to leave college early to enter the NBA thereby creating the Spencer Haywood Rule Haywood attended the University of Detroit and help the US Olympic team to a gold medal at the nineteen sixty eight summer games in Mexico City. Nineteen sixty eight. After two years in college he decided to enter the NBA draft citing family financial hardship the NBA however at the time for players entering the draft until four years. After the high school graduation. Hey would then sign with the ABA. Denver rockets play one season leading the league in scoring and rebounding as a rookie since he now had a professional season under his belt he decided to challenge the NBA rule. Once again and signed with the Seattle Supersonics in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine the NBA wasn't having it. Hey will the league all the way to the US or frame court and one on September eleven? Two Thousand Fifteen. He wasn't Tryin Naismith Basketball Hall of fame. I'm John Johansen Junior and welcome to another edition of and Black America on this week's program. Aba An NBA Legend and hall of Famer Semester. Haywood in Black America. Charles Barkley went out on a limb when this stuff was acting when they were acting crazy. And I'm they missed me like the last time of going into the hall of fame and I was like put on the backburner right house. Barclay stepped up and said on. Nuff is enough and did it publicly. He did it every way you said enough is enough now. This is not right and he stood up as a player and he started educating young players. Like do y'all know who is in our presence with Spencer Haywood Blah Blah. And he started talking about. You know there's like three cases that changed the face of force in one dispenser Haywood Heywood versus the NBA. I went to the Supreme Court and then play a young player. Started like Whoa wait a minute. I know him I see him but I never knew that until Charles was the one that should should should be there. And he's my what you call. My advocate advocate is Just to a good person. Just a wonderful person. Spencer Haywood won Olympic gold medal in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight at age nineteen and signed with the Seattle Supersonics two years later after dominating the ABA and a case that went to the US Supreme Court he sued the NBA or rule that prohibited players being draft until the league until they waited for years after graduating from high school. He won that case and nineteen eighty. He won a world championship with the Los Angeles Lakers as a twenty rookie in nineteen sixty nine. Seventy season he led the American Basketball Association both scoring and rebounding and was named the League's Most Valuable Player and rookie of the year. One on April twenty seven nineteen forty nine and silver city Mississippi into a family of Chen Children Hayward grew up in a dying era of American history. His mother picked cotton for two dollars a day and Heywood joined her in the field at the age of five hundred sixty four he moved to Chicago then to Detroit in the motor city. He leads pershing high school to the one thousand nine hundred sixty seven Michigan class. A State Basketball Championship. He went on to a stellar careers at Trinidad State Junior College and the University of Detroit in the summer of nineteen nine hundred sixty eight. He helped the United States to a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Mexico City on September. The eleventh. Two Thousand Fifteen. Hey what was inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of fame? My first reaction was You know is this fact in. Is this true because I had had Three falls a long before that because most reporters and most people who look at numbers and they at by numbers as a player and that this guy was. Mvp of the ABA averaging thirty and twenty five years with the Seattle Supersonics average in twenty six and thirteen and Olympic record holder and all of these different categories and as still as leading score and also was the outstanding college player of the year. So they look at all these things and they just assume that everybody thought again. Then you know also I went to the Supreme Court to fight he would versus the NBA to pave the way for Lebron's Michael Jordan magic. All of them they come through what is called. I the NBA. They call it early entry and now. I think it should be called what it is to Spencer. Haywood because they have the Larry Bird rule and they have Oscar Robertson. Rule regrettably Oscar but I know they promote birds and Larry Bird's modified version of my role. Larry Bird came in on a dispenser. It will but anyway so for years we thought this would happen and then there was a couple of false alarms that it did happen. So I was kidding around with John Deliver with the The Chairman and CEO. The hall and he was mentioning. You know. Well I probably spend Kareem. Rise is always the top. Yeah I said well. What does that got to do with with Kareem abdul-jabbar? My my blonde jokes Right so so Yeah it was. It was delighted. Mandic to get the call and to finally get to call it. Finally get it in but you know my mother used to sing this whole Psalm Lord and may not come when you want and buddies right on time. And that's my Jackson right so you know if it had to happen any other time. I think it would have been not as powerful as it is today and It was right on time. And it's on God's time so I'm very grateful and very humble Vita journey understand so once. You heard that you were going to be inducted. Walk us through that period from the time that you got to call to the induction ceremony that took place last Friday. September the eleventh. What all the activities have you been involved with. Well I've been all over the country Speaking and people wanting to know this story because it's a unique story and it is basketball history but yeah you know it hasn't been told so It's a new newfound appreciation for Spencer. Haywood so players have been embracing me like only at USA basketball here. In Las Vegas Games all the players on that team Blake Griffin. All of the young guys coming up and giving me hugs and kisses and thanking me. Because you know that situation just in terms of dollars and cents per Lebron James. He's got an extra one hundred million dollars. Coby got a one extra one hundred million dollars but griffin got extra fifty million dollars Kevin Durant who give me a big hug. 'cause he's got seventy five million dollars extra so that's the numbers in dollars and sense that. I give you an example of what it is because with with four years. If you have to wait for years after your high school classic graduate you would lose that kind of capital and you'll lose that plan time loser scoring titles you'll lose numbers that will help them get into the hall. Later on those numbers would be raced. And you don't know what's going to happen in four years in college. You could get hurt. A lot of things could happen so they fully appreciating news. So it's a good feeling because of forty four years more to this to happen so it is It is right on time on God. Signed so and then I went to I've been doing a lot of golf. Tournaments or charitable events and also just playing a lot and I spend a Lotta time with my family. My daughters and in fact I gotTA leave Again next week my next two oldest daughters having our first grand and So I gotta go in go through the process with her and It is it is a spectacular time and I also sit back John and and think about the times we were sitting in your dad's barber shop. They all sunset and this and just Nevada in Detroit for people who don't know right in Detroit Michigan and John Fathers where we congregate And and and and do our conversation and get a nice. Yeah because he didn't allow us to walk around. I hair off falling away years and stuff. So that's right. Yeah you know that's right So we would sit there and listen and talk and just pass the ball sports but all so I've been reflecting on Detroit. I went over to my neighborhood yesterday. day before yesterday and spent some time over there. Thursday and looking around and just just hearing up. Because done you know the story you know. When I came up from Mississippi I had no place to say I had no family there and James and either bill took in and adopted me along with my coach. Will Robinson and then we had waned diet. Dr Wayne die of your your own zone by Diet. Right Do all of my academics bring me up to snuff there. Oh my God it was just A. It's just a lot of love was having an and I see in Detroit and it's always been that way you know. They've always reached out and help each

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"larry bird" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

10:54 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Lebron James with a triple double last night the first player in NBA history to record multiple thirty point triple doubles after turning thirty five in fact only two other players have done so even once Kobe Bryant in Larry Bird I you know I never started the season they have a school wide Leonard was going to be the MVP collides now the best player in the NBA and I said you guys are crazy you know there's this anti lebron bias and I said he still to me best player in the game any is motivated after last season we got embarrassed last season you get Anthony Davis and it feels like they're you know they're still the team to beat here now I don't know how they're going to match up with Milwaukee because Milwaukee keeps rolling along here but watching lebron last night you just we take him for granted because this is an incredibly unique player in the history of the sport when you combine and I know it's blasphemous to say magic and Michael but that's the combo platter you get with him he's a spectacular player and when we look at players in we sell you know he's won the great scores of all time okay if you say the top five highlights that lebron will have on on his resume one is a defense to play a blocked shot on Andre you go dollars so one of the greatest place in the history of lebron James his career was a defensive play how many great players can you say that about he's got all the offense of place he's got all those highlights I mean Michael Jordan one of the top five plays is he stripped Karl Malone of the ball and then set up the game winning shot to win the title in Utah but the strip we forget about because he needed to do that to then hit the game winning shot but how many great players when you think about do they have something other what's their signature highlight reel and for lebron James I still think he's underrated I do now do I have problems with him sometimes lack of leadership makes you know social media he couldn't have cryptic but yes all of those things if you look at the totality of his career with who he is his family what he does charity no he's taken on some you know big opportunities here certainly going to Los Angeles left him open to criticism here going back to Cleveland left him up when when he left Cleveland still is hello this pretty well single family household he's done pretty well made himself a billionaire the special and to watch him play I feel honored I get to watch him play continued to watch him play in a club I love that question the signature play because I think of a block immediately what is Jordan's one play switching hands no because that wasn't even necessary I give you look at a player like you could you shot a simple layout Brian Russell yeah we pushed off on Russell it made the shot I'd I'd say you have to put a dunk in there but I don't know if there's a signature dont unless it's the the jump man donc that got him is logo there but how many great players can you say they also have a signature defensive play now you might say I don't even value that but there was awhile where lebron got criticized because he when playing defense member that last year so you can't say well done matter because it didn't matter because people are criticizing lebron James yes Paul the one thing about Jordan's bulls they'd ever went to a game seven in the finals they didn't have they'll have the the one against you know it's gonna it's going to game six a couple times yeah game six but I don't think they want to games no they did not Seattle they went game six Phoenix they won game six I believe yes because I got other defense will have a bird bird stole the ball or we did have a Texan of all the birds birds bird steel is one of the top five because that's the Isaiah inbounds pass at the garden when birds slipped in there stole it and in Paris pastor to Dennis Johnson so bird bird has a great and a guy who wasn't considered a great even a good defensive player yeah we see I was about that was he a he played the lanes a little better idea yes Larry would have a lot of steals but he wasn't a great if Larry was guarding you you're probably felt pretty good about that you didn't want to go home but yeah I did just watching lebron and he's going to end up in that statistical category you know if there was no Michael Jordan would lebron James be the greatest player of all time that is white hot right lebron would go down in history as the greatest player of all time or Kareem how lebron ever Kareem I don't think Ringo's a second most you know he's not the internet but he's another guy it's hard to say somebody's overrated or underrated it's a big guy thing Kareem it yes it's the big guy thing that he's like Karim curry made it look so easy yeah I was I guys like cream another suffered because the TV era and their their peak years were in the TV here if you look it if you say that the NBA really start to get hot in nineteen eighty he was thirty three years old Chris was thirty three when you started seeing a national TV you basically I mean you guys like you did but his twenties were not on national TV you don't see is days of the box I mean he was averaging thirty four and sixteen yeah at twenty three years old yeah when he came in with Milwaukee a member first time he went against wilt chamberlain and wilt was a defensive minded guy then and I went old this is going to go well for will yeah Karim was so good so fluid maybe he was wonderful to watch I mean even doctor Jay you didn't get to see doc I saw him in the a BA that one time in person in the I believe with the Virginia squires might even the nats but other plan the the Kentucky colonels but watching doctor Jay and I just thought and he's on and I love the a BA but he'd like to sit man he's on display but nobody seeing him and then you got to Philadelphia and then we saw all he was really good in that in that NBA finals when they lost to Portland doc was best player on the floor I mean I love bill Walton doc was a bad bad man that that series problem is needed to have anybody else who stepped up for the apple at age thirty doctor Jay in Philly when again and be started getting on TV it was twenty five point eight rebounds five assists two steals and two blocks that's all all player and he he was he was explosive now you wasn't is as polished all around as some of these other great players of all time but doc on the break of he was he was going to dunk on he was when he was wonderful to watch and a great man to wonderful man to be around them the fact that he allowed me in Utah that same series where Jordan one it and you know with the jumper over Russell we played golf and we were backed up on a tee and there was a basketball court right by the tee box I think on the fifteenth hole and I said you want to go shoot around and they had lowered the you could lower the hope and I lowered the hoop to probably like eight feet or something and then I said the doc he would you stand underneath the hoop and he goes yeah why I said I want to dunk on you and he he was so he thought it was so funny and I just wanted to say I I dont over Dr J. yeah see I was a little young for Dr J. but I remember watching back then and he was sort of on his way out of the league and but I remember there it's sort of like making this connection between doctor Jane dunking and sit him sort of handing off the baton to Dominique Wilkins and like that was like this new era that was taking it to a whole other level you know what that the tomahawk in and just connecting those two they've always been sort of linked in my mind and also he did the take off from the dotted line doc had I think one of the greatest players in NBA history against the seventy Sixers are against the Lakers where he went from one side of the who to the other and it was just even when you watch it in slow motion so you had that one and then the dunk on Michael Cooper when cooked goes up and you go oh no I he was going up doc was still going up in king Cooper was like all now in many Cup that he did a Cup of soup and then you know slammed on coop that was that one was not fair I love when a guy challenges a dunk I I always respected that and can cook what he was like all now I got no shot here but when doctor that lived there those were two of the great moves when you think about it certainly with doctor Jack I got off on a tangent there but just watchin the lebron last night in the Lakers are on a roll here Anthony Davis and I love watching Anthony Davis shoot threes because that is a big man who worked on shooting threes he has a beautiful stroke Anthony Davis has a wonderful stroke and I go back to when I spy ran into the general manager of the of pelicans jems when he was in New York at a at a working out at a club at night I saw him as he came out and we just started talking he introduced himself and he said wait because he said I know you love Anthony Davis he said wait till next year he's working on a three point shot and he was he became a a very good three point shooter beautiful form really wonderful form right and he had a double double I think last night he had thirty points or as well the apple it speaking a big one with a shot I was watching Karl Anthony towns the other day his personally he barely took any threes he's eight nineteenth in the league in three point shooting percentage run the charge yeah forty one percent from three seven feet tall here just eight threes attempted per game he's in the upper echelon the three point shooters now did you guys you guys probably didn't but I I want this fight text out to make love and I said Hey who's got it better than me I'm watching the Hornets in the pistons tonight that are in the magic magic open same thing pistons in the magic hi who's got it better than me and the life I flipped over to watch Alabama against Auburn because I thought alright let me find out I like Bruce pearl and Auburn was great last year let me see if all Alabama's interesting Alabama attempted fifty nine three pointers most attempts by a major conference team all time fifty nine.

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"larry bird" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"larry bird" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Securities involve the risk of loss you know he did more ball handling Larry Bird back in the day you watch a baseball game just your Cup and stuff guys grabbed their crotch because sometimes you know it gets bad down there you got to just stuff you get moved around what can you say that voters have got to cast ballots which means be prepared know who the candidate is no what they stand for no none of this souls to the pole crap which means you don't know what you're doing you don't know where to go to get on this bus we're gonna take you somewhere will give your balances both forever we tell you is that explain what happened is my blog what happened last night in Iowa so early during the the Iowa caucuses in which is a very archaic system which is one of the reasons do and all this stupid stuff you want to start yes a woman cast a vote for Pete a judge and then as she was being interviewed afterwards if I'm correct some so so how do you feel about you know cancel both for you know a man she is not what I don't know that I don't know what the White House she said yeah this yes for car back that crack reject correct we have the video on the blog right now but I she has her car back after she had already cast it's nice which is just such a democratic thing to do you you stupid stupid stupid stupidity stupid stupid stupid you you you do something you don't want to do and then you scream and cry about getting a redo which no one's gonna give you because that's not how the world works which is basically what's on blood which is my point if you pay just a sliver and by that I mean to have a TV on in the background grab some cable news station yeah you know that Pete judges gay because they bring up every time he does yeah if she's the one that the but she's the one that's cast a ballot I have not you go to take in buying Sanders warning clover jar any of the no I want this guy game yeah that's right and he introduces his husband which is as I've said rock you may disagree as a Roman Catholic but I'll say this if you're a gay man from Germany and your name is Richard Grinnell and trump put you there every time I hear this curve but like guy Benson when they speak I'm saying even though they're gay I don't care there is no policy but Democrats always care about the man China they don't care so much about the policies what's more his freshman that one is judges not exactly electable name near me it's not like it's a you know you want to plant and Kennedy Wilson judge Jack booted usage what is your god himself that's right in a explained it the success he said in south bend is stuck in nineteen seventy eight okay literally lots of crime lots why don't you well there because it's a very I'm sympathetic towards police.

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What The NBA’s New Salary Cap Projection Means For 2020 Free Agency

Pop Culture Cosmos

03:32 min | 2 years ago

What The NBA’s New Salary Cap Projection Means For 2020 Free Agency

"It gets closed the trade deadline headline then you have GM sweating and Al and the GM's that really need to make a trade for whatever reasons. Those of the deals that may slip under the radar that may be the difference between a team really producing. NTN`Er team really not producing a right next to the trade deadline. Those the ones I I really wanna see because those the ones that are executed in haste there not couple cited some those have a tendency to be more one sided than any other traits that we see so. I'm looking forward to that a whole week. Well this whole week when it concerns the NBA trade deadline A lot of things going on right now with the rumors and all the stuff. That's out there. One thing I do want to tell fans out there before we head on out is that the I know. There's a lot of things that are being set out there from these experts from these journalists from these podcasts that you're listening to out there as far as NBA hardcore fans are concerned. One of the things you're hearing is bird rights pertaining bird rights. Oh this guy doesn't have a big rides. Oh the the team will get his bird rights. I WANNA make sure everybody understands. What are bird rights at Burger is basically it stands from? Yes Larry Bird dealing with the contract situation. -Tuation the Boston Celtics longtime ago. Basically it's something that's now done on. The collective bargaining agreement and also with the players and owners has been formally set up bird bird rights according to go ahead with sports lingo dot com user exact termination. Here's someone to quote them. Bird rights is a term used to describe a tactic an NBA free free agency or trading or trading where a team is allowed to exceed the salary cap at the maximum salary in order to sign one of their own players. That's something that a Lotta people need understand what it concerns the lingo. That's going on right now because you're going to hear a lot about those two words bird rights you know if they trade a player and the the team can still retain the bird rights or if they can't because if they can't that makes a lot of difference especially those tax strap teams those those that are over or close to the tax if they cannot retain these players if they don't have their bird rights so that's something very important key to listen to down the road over the next next few days whether team is going to trade for a player that they can keep their bird rise because it it helps these teams for the long term if they want to go ahead and resign nineties players with Saudi. I JUST WANNA go ahead give heads up because I hear all this bird writes this bird rights at at nobis explaining really what bird rights are player has asked to stay with the team for three years in order to earn his bird rights in bird. Ruts don't do anything. Help team avoid luxury taxes. But what they they do. is they allow an exemption so that they can basically pay the guy whatever they want they allow them to go over the CAP. It doesn't prevent them from making taxes. They can go over the cap even go into a luxury tax situation. But it still doesn't prevent them from pain a luxury tax. So t Michael Akers. For example the Lakers signed demarcus cousins to a one year deal if they signed him to a two year deal next year next summer then he would be a three year contract contract and at the end of that contract they would have his bird rights they could then sign him to whatever amount they want regardless of where they how over the CAP. The cap gap doesn't even matter to them it would put them into luxury tax of the gave him a big contract and they still have to pay the luxury tax but they would be able to go ahead and sign him. No matter are

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How Jeep landed Bill Murray for its 'Groundhog Day' Super Bowl ad

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

01:49 min | 2 years ago

How Jeep landed Bill Murray for its 'Groundhog Day' Super Bowl ad

"Three I know we talked a lot about the Superbowl today but we're Americans and that's what we do USA today since the beginning of the I'm I'm I don't know when they started this was going to say since the beginning of the Superbowl but that's not true Larry pickerel is in our studio how long has the USA today done their ad meter do you know they're still at least the late eighties yeah it seems to me like as long as we've been talking about Superbowl commercials right Larry pickerel is back in our studio he's the founder and creative director of calm the music now he is in the business of producing commercials Super Bowl commercials among them he told us last Friday that he was the guy that was involved in the production of that famous Michael Jordan Larry Bird dad to be clear it's the music production whatever yeah well actually the sound and the music that which you do rise instrumental part of it right with excel well I do too listen you're on a radio station right now right so your daughter is also in the business class she's a had a production of high dive which is a Chicago based company that produced two of the top five on the USA ad meter commercials last night the rocket mortgage Jason Momoa was number five which we do the music for and the number one jeep groundhog day with Bill Murray spot let's walk through that number one spot first so if you didn't see it this is a commercial for jeep it's a parody of groundhog day where every day Bill Murray wakes up in the same day and he can't get out of it so here is the beginning of the ad

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The Glamorous Lakers' Unlikely Leader

ESPN Daily

05:45 min | 2 years ago

The Glamorous Lakers' Unlikely Leader

"So Kevin. In spite of being blown out the other day in Boston the Lakers are still the number one seed in the West and everything is sunshine and rapes around the staple center but a year ago. It felt like there was a storm cloud hanging over the franchise. I had magic Johnson. President Basketball Operations nations stepping down team fired their head coach. Luke Walton and then they chose Frank Vogel as his replacement awesome and there was a perception around here in Los Angeles that it was a pretty uninspired choice right in some ways frank. Vogel is the Ultimate Safety School. So for the Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Arnovitz is an NBA insider for ESPN. They went after Monty Williams former player who has immense amount of respect but at the end of the day he got a much more appealing offer from the Phoenix Suns. Tai Lue was a top choice. Lebron's former coach NBA Championship. Cleveland Cavaliers in two thousand sixteen. And what are the Lakers. Do they offer him a contract that I think it's fair to say was. Maybe not befitting a championship coach. There's sort of a standard now for for what a NBA coach gets in terms of the years in terms of money and this particular contract offer fell far short of that to the point where I think the public certainly the perception within the League was here of the Lakers doing it again. They think they're the Lakers. They have this golden or around them they can just offer championship. Coach is his deals. That don't reflect that pedigree so they don't get money Williams tyler walks not for another job. He just walks and they get Vogel. I used to do a lot of L. A.. Sports Radio and I remember this announcement very vividly. Los Angeles Lakers fans. They were not happy. Happy Kevin in fact they were furious. Vogel I think at the outset was seen as an odd choice for a number of reasons. One one is. The Lakers are the Lakers. And they have traditionally gone after coaches. That are either real brand names or have this royal. LAKER occur bloodline they are part of the Laker family. So here comes Vogel who is coming off. Two year stint in Orlando where he lost twice as many games as he won one could say no fault of his own. It was it was a young mismatch roster of players. But he doesn't have a brand name he looks like an accountant announced he's never played in the NBA before so he doesn't bring with him. The story playing career so for a fan base and a franchise. That's always been very brand obsessed. Why are you getting this off? Brand coach was very much. I think the perception an off Branko. Now I'm imagining frank. Vogel at the Grocery store he's like the generic. I Love Kirkland. I I think that sets up this story very well because you great value. Oh you use the Kirkland of coaches and of course. The Lakers are widely perceived as his ex hyper glamorous NBA franchise in particular with Lebron James. They're going into an off season in which they're going to be trying to get free agents. This is before the trade for Anthony Davis and here comes maybe the least glamorous coach forget fans for a second just people inside the game fifteen choices of who is going to be. The next Lakers head coach. I don't I don't know that Frank Vogel would have been on one ballot. I'm not saying Bogle can't coach Lebron's right that's different. So how did he get start. Frank Vogel got his start by by being a pest he was division three point guard for a genie out of college and he became obsessed with Kentucky basketball when he was at home on winter. Break when you're watching that famous Duke Kentucky lightning later catches He decides I want to be part a big time college basketball. He's going to leave his division three school. He writes letters to the staff at Kentucky including Rick Pitino and they basically send back a form letter. Thank you for your interest. This is in the mid nineties so he decides. I'm just going to drop out of my college enroll at Kentucky. I'm GONNA drive there. Basically without an invitation nation. And I'm just going to hang around the facility. Whatever anything I can do to get inside volunteer? Whatever they need and little by little sure enough he hangs around enough due to the point? Where Jim O'Brien who was assistant to Rick Pitino said Okay Okay? We'll we have the video room. which at the time video rooms have become like the very sexy place to get your start as a coach? Now Erik Spoelstra Mike Putin Holzer Dave Fidel but back then it was still kind of a newish thing and so he just camped out in the video room and essentially became one of the best young video coordinators in all of basketball and to the point when when Pitino went to the Celtics they ultimately brought. Frank Vogel Oh go along with them. And then when O'Brien took over he promoted him again and so little by little. He's sort of the He's the kind of the little engine that could of basketball. So he dollars. O'Brien to Indianapolis. And that's where he gets his first shot as head coach. How does that go right? He gets to the Fr- what we call. The Front of the bench comes a top assistant in an Indiana Under Jim O'Brien O'Brien gets fired and Vogel's the next Guy Up Larry Bird actually ask Joe. Brian looked this. Guy's really loyal to you. Do you think you take the job. and Jim O'Brien profane. Lee said absolutely

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Jack Dorsey Says You Really Won't Get an Edit Tweet Button

Pro Rata

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

Jack Dorsey Says You Really Won't Get an Edit Tweet Button

"Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey yesterday poured freezing cold water. On on the idea of an edit button for tweets telling the verge that while the original failure to have an edit button was related to how twitter text messaging. which can't be post edited? The current thinking is that an edit button would cause too many problems for those who re tweet possibly changing the meaning of what they amplify yes. Twitter could implemented delay fifteen thirty thirty seconds for twitter's to identify and fix mistakes. But Dorsey feels that would eliminate the services twitchy real time. Feel so no edit button. Oh and Dorsey also revealed the twitter bird mascot named Larry because fellow co founder Biz. Stone grew up in Boston. and Larry Bird was the most famous birdie new.

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How NBA commissioner David Stern helped shape the league

The Full 48

13:13 min | 2 years ago

How NBA commissioner David Stern helped shape the league

"This is a very sad day for the NBA For anybody associated with the League I think for anybody who is a fan of this league fan of the game. Ah Game of basketball period Here or anywhere around the world because David Stern was. I don't WanNa say singularly but certainly of very much responsible for everybody around the world Loving and appreciating this game being able to see this game the expansion of this game and David Stern of of course is No longer with US and Kind of knew this day was coming a few weeks ago when we got the news that he had suffered a brain hemorrhage throughout all of that I kind of stubbornly Felt like this is David Stern. He'll come out of it. I can't imagine I I can't imagine the League has already you've been without him. I can't imagine the world without David Stern and I'm still not sure how to process that. But I did know that when the moment came to have a podcast to discuss thus David stearns legacy and all the complexities of the man That the first person I would wanNA talk to the person sitting across from me in the studio right now. That's my good. The friend former colleague at the New York Times and of course hall of Famer Basketball Hall of Famer Harvey Aronson. Thank you for being good to be here good to be here solemn occasion I I agree and But it's good to be here. Thank you this is. This is tough so we were talking about this a little bit before we started recording and as I just said I can't imagine it's just the the idea that David Stern would Just that he's that he's not among still. There are certain people who you have in such high regard who are such titans titans who are such just just giants of their field or of the world at large that I feel like they're almost unkillable. David Stern like I would not bet on the David Stern versus death. I'm betting on David. Stern like literally going to punch death in the face and said get the fuck Outta here. I ain't ready yet and I I truly I believe these last few weeks ever since the news of the brain hemorrhage that he was going to rally because he is he's as we know he's a fighter and he's stubborn as hell and I figured that would be That would apply across the board and Yeah I still. I still can't quite believe he's gone. You have known him much longer than I have starting in late Seventies. He made his presence felt he was. He was lead counsel will when he came over from his law firm. Proske our rose in these four. Names and FRESCA Rosen Mendelssohn. I always forget the third one pro scour they always I was just called but he made his presence felt around the league and particularly with the media long before he became deputy commissioner in the early eighties and then commissioner in Nineteen Ninety Four. And you know I always found it interesting especially as we went on into the ninety s and into the new century that people looked at the NBA. And they would say you know. David Stern became commissioner. Larry Bird and Magic Magic Johnson entered the League one thousand nine hundred nineteen eighty season and it was a rocket to the moon right from there. And you know it's just a revisionist sense of history because David did not become commissioner until Nineteen eighty-four and bird and magic. Were already in the League. For four years the league was still a very troubled entity. You know almost you know almost a half decade into the bird magic era. There are a lot of issues. There were teams that were said to be on the verge of close of folding there was no salary cap op. There was no drug testing drug plan. A lot didn't happen until David actually became commissioner but those of us who cover the league regularly knew to him and I knew him I knew him from being around but I got my first as we all know our first David Stern phone call. Aw when I was working at the New York Post and I want to say it was probably around. Nineteen eighty one. Maybe and. He's he's Deputy Commissioner Deputy Commissioner or just about to become deputy commissioner and I I had decided as the Knicks beat writer that I was going to befriend Larry Fleisher. Who is the director of the Players Association and fancied myself as pro-labor Grew up in a labor union household and I was going to side with the players before for even knew anything right so I actually let turned over. My story wasn't a column. I think it was a story. Larry Fleisher who proposed doing away with the entire entire NBA draft. Why do we need to draft right? And I'm like you know that makes that makes a lot of sense to me so I write this evolutionary even now much less and you know for several years I kind of win alone and you can kind of make an argument for it. You know. Sort of a free enterprise system right but I wrote the story and David Stern and get a call the next day from Secretary and I pick up the phone and like I said I probably met him three or four or five times and and I answered the phone and he said he gets on and he goes this harvey and I said yes and he goes. I'm going to educate to. I'm going to educate you you for a few minutes. You fucking idiot and we went from there you know. He was merciless but yet always I pulled it back just enough to make you know that you know there's a possibility of lack of actual relationship here. But that was my first recollection of my have of my first. I Real David Stern W up and renew phone call and we all got those. I considered it. I don't know what point I realized is. This was the badge of honor. But this is a badge of honor. And it's funny harvey when we just seeing all the twitter tributes reading everybody's calms the last twenty four hours and we all have as as journalists. Cover this league so much. The same story these very very similar stories of our relationships with David these kind of love hate push rush poll frienemie type relationships where he was both In some ways mentor and Educator especially for you and Ah David our little closer in age so for some of us who came up and he was already well established as the commissioner for a long time before I come into the League or others is that WHO's pieces of red. He's very much kind of almost father figure and besides that he's the keeper of of all the NBA's history and secrets secrets and everything. So he did he would take on this role of like I want to educate. It's funny that he's saying this to you who was basically his almost pure at that point of. He's still doing his job job. He's not even commissioner yet and and you're covering the league but like that's just who he was I guess from the beginning and it certainly is the experience that I had with him and we all yes at some point. Got f-bomb to desk us. I'm glad we can curse on my podcast because David Stern wouldn't have wanted it any other way than for us to say fuck a few times because it was certainly one of his favorite words I I do think that it was probably very different to work for David. I mean reading a lot of the posts today on facebook and twitter twitter from people like Terry Lions and who's part of the communication staff for many years You know saying things like you know you you you didn't arrive at the NBA. Until David Curse you out in for doing something or doing something wrong and our cases I think it was a different different dynamic because to certain extent we did hold some leverage in power. David was marketing his league and it was important Kim particularly in the early years. You know to get the kind of press that he wanted for the sport and the kind of coverage for the athletes. He was trying to sell. So I think to a certain to a certain extent that you know that pullback from the total annihilation that David was capable of was inevitable because he wanted to Always maintain that relationship I remember in one of the Ninety S lockouts. He had a press conference was an update In the middle of lockout and the Times who's had a sign just kind of out of the Blue Murray Chasse who was a chroma generally baseball writer writer and columnist to cover the NBA lockout and Murray was long known to be essentially an ally of the Baseball Writers Association Association. I mean practically slept with ball them going too far but with G.. Those guys I mean it was. He was clearly pro row union in just about everything he wrote and Murray had written a series of articles for the Times that were clearly anti-star anti league and supporting the players. And I remember I was talking to David but after the press conference and Joel Lipman one of the attorneys attorneys with standing nearby and David started to say something to me. That sounded like you know one of these. I'm going to tell you in confidence. You know what's really going on. And y'all grabbed him by the arm and said David David Wait. Wait wait and David turned around and looked at Joel and said this is not Murray. Hey this is harvey and implicit in that or not. So implicit was the notion that I'm on their side. Not that I'm always going to write it the way they want want. I'm one of the regulars. There was a real difference if you one of the regular news who covered that sport and he kind of understood because I I will say this. We all WANNA be impartial. You'll want to write what we think. But it's particularly in the early eighties. Through the the end of that decade as League began to push more and more higher and higher and out of that ditch that it was in you know in the late seventies that all of us who covered the league felt a real pride that we were part of something that was growing. That was something special and David Sense that in all of us I could name you know whether there is Bob Ryan Alien Verizon you know Jan Hubbard Jack McCallum. I think it was. I think he looked at us. Not Addis he's guys or his writer so we're going to. You know who are going to adhere to is disciplined. Alright well what he wanted to but ultimately that we were pro. NBA Hey we believed in the product and we loved it we love the sport and believe in it and that was the difference. I think some of that changed in the later years when he felt this. There was some people coming along. Who are sort of interlopers? Who didn't necessarily have the League's best interest at heart? You know it's interesting too because you're describing you know a- and a general atmosphere in terms of the media and the sports world in general that that I think maybe a lot of my listeners or a lot of fans today probably don't have a true understanding of just because it was a very different world back then basketball was a distant third at best and you know baseball was still the national pastime and football was already a Bima and the NBA. You know forget whether the teams that were possibly going to fold in in the early eighties. When David I took over as commissioner it just the sport as a whole just didn't have the foothold in the capture of the of the collective the public's imagination that it has today this sport is a global a phenomenon of its own and that wasn't the case back then so it was probably really important and earlier on for David to to be able to identify that right? That's a that those of you covered league on a regular basis. Did so because you believed in basketball and believe in the NBA is a sport that that it wasn't just this little niche sport in America that would forever be overshadowed by football and baseball that it was that it had its own distinct identity in promise and and could be on on equal footing with those sports. I mean today. We don't have that discussion that the NBA is here and it is huge and it is to be reckoned with maybe the predictions of overtaking the NFL were a little premature but the NBA. It's I think people today might take for granted not realizing ising how far it had to come and so I think probably did shape a lot of how David saw the coverage and why he was so protective of it and when you talk about or any of US talk about David Redeeming us out and dropping dropping f bombs and whatever else. It's not because it was ever personal and it's not because we had fucked up that badly. Although occasionally we might have. David was just very protective protective of an advocate fierce advocate for his league. And so that's why I didn't mind badge of honor thing is like I kind of understood where he was coming from after awhile now cinder understood that if I pushed back and held my ground and especially if I did have a solid ground extent.

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Remembering David Stern

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Remembering David Stern

"Longtime NBA. Commissioner David. Stern turn passed away on Wednesday after suffering brain hemorrhage he was seventy seven years old. Here's Jeremy Shop with remembrance of the man left an indelible mark on the sport of basketball ask ball in his thirty years as commissioner. David Stern made it possible for the NBA to scramble from the brink of bankruptcy and irrelevance to a position of global significance unthinkable in the dark days of the late nineteen seventy s and early nineteen eighties. The League was beset by drug problems. uh-huh teams were going bankrupt in the finals. Braun tape delay that stunning reversal of fortune is why stern will be remembered as perhaps the rapist leader of any sports league ever. Of course the League's rebirth can be attributed solely to stern savvy and toughness. It wasn't stern turn after all who fashioned from clay transcendent Larry Bird Magic Johnson rival rate. It wasn't stern imbued Michael Jordan with his gifts. Either but make no mistake. There might be no other sports executive ever who so deftly utilize the tools at his disposal. No other commissioner so clearly recognized recognized and exploited the resources of his sport with Stern in charge the NBA called itself fantastic but it was really a star factory the league marketed. It stars to the Hilt No league ever better mastered the art of Marketing Than David Stearns. Da at its inception seven years before the advent of the Internet not to mention twitter or instagram the slam dunk contest was a phenomenon. must see event created by stearns Lieutenant Edrich welts people too young to seem Jordan versus Dominique. In the heat of the competition can hardly fathom how big a deal it was then in nineteen ninety two. There was the Dream Team. The ultimate expression of stern strategic thinking of his desire to make the league a global brand Dan with Jordan and magic in Barclay in Olympic uniforms. The world was suddenly. Cyprus turns unique brand of basketball. Diplomacy and capitalism ah soon the entire planet would be turned into a marketplace for NBA TV rights. And eventually the jerseys players such as Lebron James Ten years after the first Dream Team won gold in Barcelona yao-ming was the top overall pick in the draft. This was not coincidence in in. Its own way. Yes arrival was a milestone in the same order of magnitude as the magic bird rivalry in the rise of Michael Jordan. There was a good reason why stern headed seat. On the Council on Foreign Relations in terms of his management style. Stern was not a man to be trifled with he could be intimidating demanding reading imperious. In fact all of the above but he can also be charming and refreshingly blunt and honest even on the subject of the Owners for whom he worked for example when the New York Knicks lost a court battle about sexual harassment in their front office demonstrates that they're not the model intelligent management of course under stern rain for so long. There were many challenges and controversies. Even as total revenue players salaries skyrocketed. There were too many lockouts. There was infamous Pacers Pistons Pistons Brawl in Detroit which exposed yawning disconnect in the relationship between players and fans. Tim Donigi veteran. NBA referee went to prison on gambling related charges but in the end David Stern will be remembered for all the ways in which he elevated the game enriching his his owners and the players popularizing the league and places where it had been virtually no he also helped create the WNBA and champion day. Back when stern took over it would have seen it best unlikely that the NBA would become a global behemoth. It's perhaps the ultimate testament David stearns vision. The now it all seems to have been

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