By Reinis Lacis (@LamarMatic)
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On the inaugural episode of The Handle podcast, Tracy Murray joins me to discuss his whole basketball career:
His time as a home-town legend at Glendora high school and UCLA;
Finding out what the business side of the NBA is all about, getting traded and dealing with not playing much in Portland;
The Clyde Drexler, Tracy Murray – Otis Thorpe, Marcelo Nicola, 1st round draft pick trade;
Houston’s 1995 championship team and not being included on the playoff roster;
The successful expansion 1995-96 Toronto Raptors team, them beating the 72-10 Bulls;
How loyal and trust-worthy Isiah Thomas is;
His time with the Washington Bullets/Wizards and the 50-point game in 1998;
The way he would have been a small-ball power forward in today’s game;
His time in Europe and playing for Željko Obradovič;
His post pro basketball endeavors and his brother’s Cameron’s Prodigy Athletic Institute;
Some interesting snippets of the interview accompanied by highlights:
The full highlights of Tracy Murray scoring 50 points:
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And, again, thanks to Tracy Murray, Adam Ryan and Esoteric!
Great stuff – your questions were great, pacing was good. Very professional. Love hearing these ‘lesser known’ players speak about their experiences. Do more!
Thanks for the praise and the comment!
And, hey, that’s the plan. I will try and do more.