Legends of Sport with Andrew D. Bernstein

Muggsy Bogues and four time NBA Champ Horace Grant grew up two states away from each other and were drafted two picks apart in one of the greatest NBA drafts of all-time. Muggsy made a name for himself as the smallest to ever play the game, while Horace's signature Goggles were his calling card. Both played the game with heart and tenacity. Hear all about the memorable stories and lessons that both of these legendary players learned from their teammates and coaches on this episode of Legends of Sport.

00:53:02 5/15/2018

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D-Fish wasn't the tallest guy on the court nor the most naturally gifted but through hard work and determination, he was able to level the playing field and prove his worth as both a scrappy Point Guard and a leader both on-and-off the court culminating in five NBA Championships and an NBA record 259 playoff games played. Derek's key to success was always knowing his role and when a shot needed to be made at the buzzer, Derek was never afraid to take it. We sit down with Derek this week to discuss a couple of his biggest shots including one of the most well known buzzer beaters in NBA history - a shot that became known as The Point Four. It was Derek's Birthday when we recorded this interview. He turned forty-four years young. A very happy birthday to him from Legends of Sport. Legends of Sport is sponsored by betonline.ag. Go to betonline.ag for all your degenerate gambling needs.
01:21:38 8/14/2018
Most people think that legendary athletes dominate at every level since the time they start playing, but for Orel, the road to stardom had several potholes along the way. After his Sophomore year at Bowling Green State University, he decided to quit the baseball team and hitchhike home to work for his father's paper company. During that time, he grew a couple of inches, gained a few pounds, took some summer school classes, and decided to give it another shot. Back on the team, Orel's Fastball had gained more velocity, had better control, and had scouts intrigued but only enough to get him selected in the seventeenth round of the MLB draft. The knock on him had been he's too soft, not aggressive enough, and mentally rattles easily. In walks legendary Dodgers Manager, Tommy Lasorda, who realizes it's Orel's mental approach to the game that needs tweaking. With a new nickname and mentality, Orel starts to dominate on the mound and in 1988, he puts together one of the most dominating seasons of all-time leading all pitchers in almost every statistical category, breaking Don Drysdale's 59 inning scoreless streak, winning the Cy Young, the Gold Glove, World Series MVP, and MLB Championship in one of the greatest World Series games of all-time. Today, Orel can be found in the Dodgers broadcast booth doing color alongside Joe Davis. Hear his remarkable story of fortitude and determination to become one of the greatest Dodgers to ever grace the field on this episode of Legends of Sport. This week's podcast is sponsored by Quip Electric Toothbrushes. Quip starts at $25 and, if you go to GETQUIP.COM/LEGENDS you'll get your first refill pack FREE. At a fraction of the cost of bulkier brushes, Quip's built-in timer helps you clean for the dentist-recommended two minutes and deliver new brush heads to your home every three months for just $5 which includes free shipping. See why Quip made Oprah's O-List and has been named one of Time's Best Inventions! This week's podcast is also sponsored by MeUndies. Try the best Undies in the world with their 'no risk' offer. If you're not happy, they'll refund the cost, AND you get to keep them. You will get 15% off your first pair and FREE SHIPPING. Just go to MEUNDIES.COM/LEGENDS to try your first pair.
01:00:29 8/7/2018
Since 1980, Mike Krzyzewski has coached Duke Basketball to five NCAA championships, twelve Final Fours, and more wins then any college coach in basketball history. But Mike is more then a legendary coach, he is a teacher and a mentor to young student athletes hoping to take their talents to the next level. From his humble beginnings in a blue collar Polish neighborhood of Chicago, Coach K learned the value of hard work and education from his working class parents who were determined to give their children the best education they could provide. When a young Bob Knight offered him a scholarship to play basketball at Army, he jumped at the chance. There he learned Coach Knight's West Coast Offense that ultimately morphed into the Motion Offense that Mike brought with him to Duke. Even after breaking almost every coaching record there is, Mike is still just as hungry to win and mold his young men into not just NBA talent, but exceptional people with great values. We sat down with Mike this week at The Wynn in Las Vegas to discuss his time as head coach of USA Basketball, stories from the 1992 Dream Team, the state of the current NCAA basketball system and so much more. Hear it all on this week's episode of Legends of Sport. This week's podcast is sponsored by Quip Electric Toothbrushes. Quip starts at $25 and, if you go to GETQUIP.COM/LEGENDS you'll get your first refill pack FREE. At a fraction of the cost of bulkier brushes, Quip's built-in timer helps you clean for the dentist-recommended two minutes and deliver new brush heads to your home every three months for just $5 which includes free shipping. See why Quip made Oprah's O-List and has been named one of Time's Best Inventions! This week's podcast is also sponsored by MeUndies. Try the best Undies in the world with their 'no risk' offer. If you're not happy, they'll refund the cost, AND you get to keep them. You will get 15% off your first pair and FREE SHIPPING. Just go to MEUNDIES.COM/LEGENDS to try your first pair.
01:06:39 7/31/2018
College Naismith Hall of Fame Point Guard, Jay Williams, led Duke to a National Championship and left school early to pursue his dreams of playing in the NBA. As the second overall pick in the 2002 draft, Jay seemed to have it all until a motorcycle accident derailed his career after one season. Forced to navigate a different career path, Jay became addicted to pain medication and ultimately became suicidal. For some this may have been the end of the story, but Jay picked himself up and found a different calling as both a basketball analyst for ESPN, as well as, a motivational speaker to educate others about his own mistakes. Jay is also featured in the LeBron James-produced Youtube series, Best Shot, chronicling a year on-and-off the court for the Newark Central High School Men's Basketball team where Jay has spent the past year as an assistant coach. His story of survival and perseverance is only part of the story. Hear the rest on this episode of Legends of Sport. This week's podcast is sponsored by Quip Electric Toothbrushes. Quip starts at $25 and, if you go to GETQUIP.COM/LEGENDS you'll get your first refill pack FREE. At a fraction of the cost of bulkier brushes, Quip's built-in timer helps you clean for the dentist-recommended two minutes and deliver new brush heads to your home every three months for just $5 which includes free shipping. See why Quip made Oprah's O-List and has been named one of Time's Best Inventions! This week's podcast is also sponsored by MeUndies. Try the best Undies in the world with their 'no risk' offer. If you're not happy, they'll refund the cost, AND you get to keep them. You will get 15% off your first pair and FREE SHIPPING. Just go to MEUNDIES.COM/LEGENDS to try your first pair.
00:47:01 7/24/2018
Ricky Williams rushed for over ten thousand yards in the NFL and is widely considered once of the greatest college Running Backs of all time as both a two time All-American and 1998 Heisman Trophy winner. So why do so many people still remember Ricky for his multiple suspensions for Cannabis use in the NFL? We sat down with Ricky to discuss the stigma behind Cannabis and sports, his Hall of Fame career at University of Texas, and his journey to India where he ultimately discovered his passion for Yoga, Meditation, and Astrology. Today, Ricky is pursuing a PHD in Eastern Medicine, while also running a successful herbal product line, in addition to giving Astrological readings, amongst his many other endeavors. Ricky is a searcher and as you'll hear in our conversation, he is passionate about learning more about the spiritual connection between mind and body and how we can all attain greater enlightenment.
01:15:57 7/17/2018
This week we sit down with the legendary Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment & Sports Media, Peter Guber. Peter's produced movies that have earned fifty Academy Award nominations and over three billion dollars at the box office. Peter tells us what he learned about location-based entertainment in the movie industry and how he successfully applied it to the live sports experience becoming the co-owner of the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLS' newest franchise, LAFC, and one of the most successful ESports franchises, Team Liquid. Additionally, we hear more about Peter's enduring commitment to higher learning as a faculty professor at UCLA for the past four decades, as well as, his New York Times Best Seller, Tell To Win, a book about creating purposeful stories that can become powerful calls to action. As you'll hear in our memorable conversation, Peter contends that his franchise's successes is largely due to his ability to hire exceptional people who may not be predictable choices. Catch it all right here on this week's Legends of Sport.
01:01:40 7/3/2018
Hall of Fame legend, Amy Alcott, was only three weeks into her professional LPGA career when she won her first tournament. Five majors and twenty-nine championships later, Amy takes us back to her famous Champions Leap into Poppie's Pond at the Dinah Shore Classic and the tradition it started, her mentorship of Phil Mickelson, the notable friendships she's made over the years such as President Clinton, and the world class courses she has designed with her golf company such as the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. The lessons of golf have taught Amy many lessons about life and she tells some of them to us this week on Legends of Sport.
01:08:03 6/26/2018
An 18 year-old Jim Gray was interning as a Videotape Editor at the ABC Denver news station when the anchor who was supposed to interview Muhammed Ali that morning didn't show up. Gray seized on the opportunity to sit down with Ali for what was the first of many notable interviews with athletes both in the studio and on the sidelines. From the Super Bowl to the World Series to some of the most legendary sideline boxing interviews of all-time, Gray's assertive style of questioning has landed him some of the most famous and infamous interviews over the past thirty-five years including The Decision with LeBron James, Pete Rose on gambling, Mike Tyson and the Holyfield ear biting incident, Tom Brady and Deflategate, and many more. Jim has won twelve national Emmy's, as well as, numerous other awards. Most recently, Jim was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame alongside Vitali Klitschko. Congratulations to Jim and his family from Legends of Sport.
00:45:30 6/21/2018
Thirty-six year veteran and Hall of Fame Jockey, Mike Smith, has been riding horses professionally since he was sixteen years-old but it was not until fifteen years ago that he started winning individual Triple Crown races. This past Sunday Justify became the thirteenth horse ever to capture the Triple Crown and Mike became the oldest jockey at fifty-two years of age to win the coveted award. Unlike some other sports where athletes decline with age, Mike Smith keeps defying father time. Here, we talk about Mike's beginnings in New Mexico, two crippling accidents that nearly derailed his career, his spartan regiment, and what keeps him going after all these years. Some might have spent some time relishing in the monumental moment. Mike left our interview to get on a flight to Kentucky for his next race.
00:53:01 6/14/2018
Considered one of the greatest all-around college basketball players of his era, seven time All-Star, Grant Hill, sits down with Andy Bernstein this week at the NBA Finals in Cleveland to discuss his legendary Blue Devil career and growing up a UNC fan. The son of a star NFL Running Back, Grant had been exposed to, not only sports, but politics through his parents ties to Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush. Grant discusses his rivalry with Jason Kidd that goes back to college, their co-Rookie of the Year awards, and now their induction into the 2018 Naismith Hall of Fame class alongside Steve Nash, Maurice Cheeks, and our very own, Andrew D. Bernstein. Grant discusses the lessons Coach K instilled in him at Duke that he took with him into the NBA where he led the Detroit Pistons in points, rebounds, and assists three times in six seasons; a record he shares with the great Wilt Chamberlain. After injuries threatened to derail Grant's career, he persevered becoming an indispensable role player with the Suns that eventually led him to the Western Conference Finals after fifteen seasons in the NBA. Retirement has kept Grant busy as both a renowned art collector, investment adviser, and part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks. Hear all of his legendary stories right here on this week's episode of Legends of Sport.
01:05:03 6/7/2018

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