NBA - Hardwood Heroes (1998)

NBA - Hardwood Heroes (1998)

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they are a select few who have made their mark on the game that they play a [Applause] special group of players who have risen to the top of their sport on a world stage possessing all the qualities that you would want in a basketball player [Music] they are invaluable teachers fearless leaders fierce competitors dominating defenders peerless passers
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and unstoppable scorers they are hardwood heroes [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] Scottie is a catalyst you know I mean he's the one guy that could go to 410 and yet have a tremendous impact on the
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game he's that rare guy who can literally do everything he's our point guard unbelievable defender is great rebounder he's got every skill imaginable he's the complete player the best versatile all-around player in the game today an unheralded college player from tiny Central Arkansas Scottie Pippen worked long and hard to earn such accolades the Seattle SuperSonics select Scott Pippen of Central Arkansas that's
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right folks you probably have never heard of Scottie Pippen though he was traded immediately to the Bulls on draft day Pippen arrived in Chicago with lofty dreams Lonnie and I'm looking to go in and play probably the three position but someday I want David to work my way in to the point opposites but at first his big plans brought big troubles when Scottie first came here he really didn't know where he was at that time but with
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inspiration from his superstar teammate he improved by leaps and bounds [Music] Michael challenging Pippen it changed the whole character of our team it made Pippen bring his elevate his game I was established he was counting the back scenes of things and when his skill started to evolve and the true and people start to expect bigger things from him Scottie was developing at that time
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making him the director of our office kind of a point forward with the ball in Scotty's hands the Bulls finally had all their pieces in place embarking on their historic championship run they would capture three consecutive titles with three
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championship rings a gold medal and three all-star selections Scottie had seemed to leave the shadow of obscurity far behind him but no matter how much he achieved he found himself constantly eclipsed by his more famous teammate the years of our played alongside Michael has definitely been years enough to some degree been overshadowed people said I'm not all storm just riding Michaels coattail but just prior to the
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94 season all that suddenly changed when Jordan stunningly would announce his retirement this was opportunity when Michael departure for me to really step forth and show some leadership Pippen would make the most of his opportunity leading his team to 55 wins and an all-star MVP finally he was well on his
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way to garnering the recognition he deserved but in one fateful moment of Game three in the Eastern Conference semifinals it would all be washed away 1.8 seconds of Maine fourth quarter Nixon balls tied at 1 or 2 it seemed to be the moment Scotty was waiting for but the play would be called for first-year bold Toni Kukoc and Pippen could simply not contain his frustration for the
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Bulls right now though his refusal to go out on the court did not cost the Bulls the game Pippin was instantly vilified any time a player has to step in to the level of carrying the team the weight becomes to rest at some point a season it weighs very heavy when it's there all the time playing on the depression you're in Durant you know having to try to get to the next level the experience was
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probably a step back for me at times you know you bake questionable decisions that maybe when you reflect back on them they're not the best decision you know they can really help them grow as an individual to understand what type of responsibility you must have a display in a sense the play would prove to be a turning point in Scotty's career refusing to be consumed by it ittan worked harder than ever and in the next season he would lead the Bulls in points rebounds assists steals and
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blocks as he would win back the confidence of his fans and teammates ironically Scotty gained the respect he had always deserved [Applause] when I walked away for the game for two years he was exposed to what I had to deal with and he didn't have a shilling Piscotty flourished individually and he became more of a mature player and even Michaels returned to the game did not
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diminish Scotty's newfound status MJ running shuttles with Michael and Scottie playing as equals the Bulls would become champions once again and take their place in history as one of the greatest teams of all time [Applause] and now no one doubted Scotty's contributions to the two leaders honesty Scotty
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Michael Michael when he came back said point play this is God his team he's got to take half of I take the trophy babe in the car [Music] [Applause] [Music] Glen Rice of the Charlotte Hornets has long been regarded as one of the league's premier shooters a skill he's been honing since childhood when I was younger we had like a park around the corner you know me and my younger brother always to go up there and shoot baskets at night that's what I pretty
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much came up with a theory that if you can shoot the ball in at night it shouldn't be any problem with lights come on as a Collegium rice shined in the national spotlight as he scored 31 points for the Michigan Wolverines in the 1989 NC double-a title game he had achieved the heights of success but then also I got a taste of reality quick because I was drafted by Miami joining
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the NBA's worst team rice now had to endure the frustration of losing but Glenn would take matters into his own hands as he infused the heat with a new attitude [Music] I was able to you know pass on the winning attitude to the other players on the team and no we tried really hard to get something accomplished in just his third year in the league
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Miami's Hot Shot had helped the team reach respectability and in 1995 the future looked even brighter for the heat as Pat Riley took over as coach his first big move to make Miami a championship contender was acquiring franchise center Alonzo Mourning but the trade would carry a heavy price tag as Glen Rice was shipped to Charlotte I think in a way out of disappointed for the simple fact that I thought I was going to finish my career in Miami end
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it was a surprise but as he had in Miami rice would quickly become the heart and soul of his new team [Music] [Applause] [Music] I try to give him the ball from the first second that we start the game all the way through it twice they're going to right now he has been unstoppable now he's like
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I'm the Meg I can score and jump on my back I'll carry us runs pops out makes the catch one of the great three-point shooters at MPA history just delivered in the clutch the first-year Hornet had elevated his game to the next level earning rice his first all-star selection Michael really made me feel very comfortable right before the game we were walking down the hallway and he started joking with me it was kind of
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funny because I almost shot air ball got just a small piece of the rim on my first dive you know he pulled me out the word they congratulations on being an all-star and hope to see you back in a year later Bryce's all-star performance was an entirely different story all right Landon you'll bring it down four-point each lead rice left side tope daddy right you can't leave the hot
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hand and wide open like that [Music] vice comes back spins comes up eight-foot is good proving again that he belongs in the national spotlight Len rice helped set a new standard for all-star excellence Thank You Len rice 1997 all-star game MVP setting a record for the most points in a quarter pin can match the shooting prowess of Glen Rice
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but Reggie Miller the sharp shooting guard from the Indiana Pacers is certainly one of them [Music] Jackson on the bounce with a Reggie from the wing [Music] Ritchie loves the game that he plays and he's not bashful about expressing his emotions or showcasing his skills when you first step on the court especially if you're playing in a packed arena on
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the road you know 20,000 people are coming to see you perform it's like being on stage like Michael Jackson if you're on the opposing team and you cut Ritchie middle of the staring you down it's a scary feeling because you know he's got the nose for making a big shot [Music] the game is on the line everyone knows
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where the ball is going to end up and there's nothing that no one else on the other team can do about it and that's the mark of a great clutch player [Applause] [Music] sometimes you'd like kind of sticking it 17 [Applause] as dangerous a sharpshooter as Reggie has been in the regular season he has been absolutely deadly in the playoffs he calls it Miller time
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[Music] no team has been more of a Miller target than the Knicks in 1994 New York thought they were out of his range in Game five of the Eastern Conference Finals little did they know there is no such thing what took our first shot in the fourth quarter and it was a three and it was pretty contested and went in you know I came back down on the next possession and hit another three and that's when I started to feel kind of good feeling like the bucket started to open up a little bit more
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[Music] Flair's up a log three-way downtown and the Pacers go up 5-3 sitting on the bench you found yourself being a spectator you just got to the point where you made shots that's another three emphatic display of long-range bombing by Miller I just feel fortunate I was there to watch it when it was over Miller had
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tormented the Madison Square Garden crowd with 25 fourth-quarter points the combatants would meet again under similar circumstances in New York one year later at this time Reggie struck more suddenly as he single-handedly erased a seemingly insurmountable deficit what a 599 eighteen point seven seconds left Miller for three he got it with a clutch tray cannons 105 102 in a steel
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malory okay with 13 seconds remaining to get us feel and have Reggie had the presence of mind to step back and shoot another three blew my mind and then to have an opportunity to win in a regulation when we were six down with 18 seconds to go was something that I totally didn't expect how appropriate is
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it that Reggie's new coach can appreciate his uncanny knack for making clutch baskets [Music] whether he's million tougher than I ever was I don't know for the same I have no idea just that I know he's hit some awful big shots force [Music] knowing that I want the ball in my hands as much as possible especially in late-game situation that kind of takes the pressure off him so you can just say okay we're gonna drop this play and get the ball to Reggie like he used to say in the Celtics okay draw the play up and
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get the ball to me we'll all go home while Miller can end the game with his lethal shooting there is another breed of player that dominates in a different way [Applause] [Music] the best part of basketball for me is getting out there guarding somebody and making them fear me he can score he can
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post up he can shoot he can play one-on-one or it can pass Erie's all-around brilliance has established him as one of the league's best but there was a time when his commanding performances were not so commonplace drafted second overall in 1990 there were high expectations especially from himself but the brash rookie was in for a rude awakening
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flips in orbit of Peyton he drives and missed the left hand lamp when I came in this league I was there I thought I can do whatever [Music] he was terrible in a sense because he taught more than he played basketball he tried to intimidate you by talking first good two years in the NBA I just wasn't playing the type of basketball I wanted to play and I started a basketball Gary Payton had appeared to be slipping into basketball oblivion but midway through
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his second disappointing season a new coach would arrive and with him a new beginning he has a gut competitive nature that very few players at coach Carl would let his young point guard loose providing Payton with a second chance [Applause] traffic frightening [Applause] [Music] the big one coach Karl came in it was a right system for me he let me play the style of basketball I came for more of a
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state with [Applause] when that happened I got more dedicated in the wanting to play basketball and making my game [Applause] [Applause] as I got older grew up and said hey I think about this you know I could be a great planner but I'm not gonna get the recognition and all that and be a superstar and played this way just by
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putting my talent out here Gary would refine his game seemingly adding a new weapon each year even that evolved into a complete player and the main man for Seattle this game is about learning every day and he has matured into a
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leader leading his team to the finals in 1996 the Defensive Player of the Year showed why he'd arrived as a superstar leading the way Michael you're the king but I'm coming after you tonight I don't think anyone in the league is more important to their team than Gary this to our team Peyton ever since I've been in Seattle has produced 55 wins probably will produce 360 win seasons and you
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know people don't understand in the history of the game there's probably only four or five teams that have been able to do that type of winning Gary Payton has indeed come full-circle only want people to look at me when I was a rookie in my first two years and arrogant player and how you have to grow up and that's what I've been doing and that's where you get your recognition and that's where you become wonderly well Payton may have had a rough start to his NBA career other hardwood heroes
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have had golden beginnings they once shared the spotlight together but now Miami's Tim Hardaway and Sacramento's Mitch and play on opposite sides of the country still they spend time together whenever they can and continue a friendship that dates back to their early years with the Golden State Warriors I first saw him a first day at Golden State I was like man we just
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click I used to watch a lot of tape on it so I thought he was about six five then when I first walked back home Bobby left we got on the court we started practicing and I was like man he got the quickest first stuff I ever seen we had lots of fun you know it was just that camaraderie between us just no one on
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the court just Norway he was that passing the ball I did see him filming a lane so it was a lot of fun it was unstoppable because you know maybe Tim bus but 30 and I'd come out with 28 you know it's like it was it was it was just great basket with all moves going up and down and in 1991 their second season together they helped orchestrate a memorable playoff run [Music]
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the crossover [Applause] momentum was building as golden state upset the heavily favored San Antonio Spurs however it would be the last great moment the two would share as warrior teammates Richmond was traded in the offseason leaving a stunned heart away behind the core of the team and when he left it was like wow did you train admit a great friend just up and move you're
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not gonna see him every day and that's gonna play with him every day you gotta laugh with him every day and an even harsher reality awaited Richmond in Sacramento where he would join a king's team that had endured eight straight losing seasons I just had to step back and say this is not so bad you know I'm I'm playing this sport that I love you don't love to do and you know I just changed jerseys a lot of people would like to be in the same shoes as I am also let's give it a chance and let's see where it goes from there Richmond
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made the most of his situation as he became one of the league's top scorers and in 96 he led the Kings to their first playoff appearance in a decade Mitch's drive to succeed enables him to take on the best the NBA has to offer and his inspired play has won the hearts of fans and the admiration of his teammates I love playing with Mitch because he's one of those guys he goes out there every night you know what you're gonna get bottom line he doesn't take a day off
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[Music] you know you don't get enough recognition but on people could see them play at night in and night out they fcy he's an all-star y-you know everybody would want him on their team while Richmond achieved fame as an Olympic gold medalist his friend Hardaway encountered difficult times in Golden State a devastating knee injury would force him to miss an entire season and when he did return there seemed to be little killer left in his crossover
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everybody that Tim had lost a step or lost his crossover when he had knee surgery and people felt that he was done once the pride of the franchise Hardaway was now relegated to the bench it was over with it was overly and you know it just wasn't right it was time for me to go is time for me to move on a fresh start awaited in Miami where Hardaway hopes to rejuvenate his career for to to
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a new start come now here just playing first of all making the most of the opportunity Tim was revitalized and opponents were soon faced with a reminder of the past far away still outside the art of the dribble inside of 10 pull-ups 3-under three cones him Holloway they can't stop it confidence always was there I never lost my calm [Music] Timmy thinks he's the best guy on the
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court now he thinks he's the best player on the court and the guy thinks that way am I gotta go out talk [Music] I've been doing life so I'm just happy to be in a situation I'm in and I'm very happy to say you know then ah I'm having fun with their journeys to start them so closely linked both Hardaway and Richmond will always share a special
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bond when I play up against every let me know it oh I'm gonna take him I mean it doesn't matter peaceful to run a play he's gonna break that play and he's gonna try to score we both compete on the court so I don't think we take friendship in the hand at that point in time but when the game is over you know we acknowledge each other let's go back
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to being friends yeah David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs has always been a player who has shouldered the burden of high expectations in college at the Naval Academy he single-handedly led an unknown Navy team to national prominence and when he entered the NBA he faced the daunting challenge of reversing the fortunes of a San Antonio franchise that had won only 21 games the previous season it's not a bad kind of pressure
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it's just like they expect you to win then you got some kind of ability that's a good kind of pressure but the Admiral would single-handedly change the course of the Spurs [Applause] in one short year he led the Spurs to the greatest turnaround in league history as San Antonio won 56 games while Robinson captured Rookie of the Year honors David his athletic center ever he's got the speed and the quickness of a guard and about of a big
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guy he's just awesome he would prove in the years to follow to be more than just a physical specimen honing his skills while making the Spurs an NBA force each year we still think I got to get better I got to do something to improve my game and as I worked I just learned more it got better and better [Music] and he became not only a presence on the court but off the court as well I think it's a great opportunity to just stand
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up and be counted be an example and impact some other people's lives sometimes trouble comes looking for you and that's when you have to stop think and find a way to not let it catch peace by 1995 Robinson was now one of the league's most popular personalities and top players and he would lead the Spurs to their best record ever while gaining
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the league's highest honor but instead of a storybook ending the Spurs found themselves eliminated in the playoffs by the Houston Rockets and Robinson's chief rival Hakeem Olajuwon I heard a lot cuz I felt like I didn't play up to my potential in that in that series and I'm the leader you know and I felt like you
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know I wanted to really take these guys and pick us up and go to the next level and it's great a year as it was for our team is great a year as it was for me as an individual you know there's still showed me that I got a lot of room to improve to get better and for a change his hard work didn't yield instant results first the Spurs were knocked out of the playoffs the following season and then to add injury to insult the Admiral was stricken with a career-threatening back injury for a full season he watched the Spurs sink to the depths of the
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league winning only 20 games without him Robinson I mean I can't describe what he means to our basketball team he helps everybody out emotionally spiritually then he's missed in and a lot of areas more so than just basketball nobody's work harder and nobody deserves this more than we audience April as he always has Robinson responded with an unwavering determination fighting his way back from the injury he would once again take the Spurs on his shoulders and lead them to
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another dramatic turn around [Music] [Applause] with San Antonio once again considered one of the NBA's elite teams david has renewed his quest for the ultimate goal you strive to be the best and the one main challenge for me is being able to step through and win the championship you know that's where my my heart is set and as Robinson strives for the NBA's ultimate prize he knows that his destiny lies in his own hands and his approach
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to the game and to life will never change in Detroit another classy veteran has been carrying the mantle for his team for 13 years the Pistons Joe Dumars in the mid-80s the Pistons were looking to forge a new identity and Joe Dumars would help provide one what they needed was some some young energy they needed some some defensive presence and that's what I tried to bring when I first got him and
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he would do just that [Music] with Joe spearheading the Pistons airtight defense Detroit would develop a reputation as the league's toughest team in a few short years they have become one of the best teams in the NBA the quest for a championship was nearing completion and Dumars would see to it that the Pistons would win their first title as he dominated the Lakers in the
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1989 finals he showed us where Joe Dumars is all about Dumars was no longer the best player you never heard of his Finals MVP performance had thrust him into the spotlight put the cap on a tremendous performance [Applause] that's absolutely no feeling that that I can even explain to you the night we beat the Lakers it's like an out-of-body experience it was absolutely awesome
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awesome Phil Joe recaptured that feeling the next year as he helped the Pistons shake off a talented Portland team [Music] Detroit was winning the championship I thought he was a cornerstone of that team because he did so many things to make them better in those championship seasons Dumars was woven into the Pistons team oriented philosophy but Joe
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was in for a change he would now have the sole responsibility of keeping Detroit competitive as one by one his teammates left him [Music] even as his team plummeted in the standings he would remain loyal to the franchise I don't think you define yourself as a true professional only by your winning I think you define yourself as a true professional by how you handle
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adversity but if you're truly going to be someone who calls himself a champion you have to persevere from those times and that's what I did in 1995 he would enter a new stage of his career as he willingly went from star to teacher and his eager pupil was Grant Hill pretty much felt that he would be the lane that would make the transition from the old to the new and I thought that he was the type of guy who could carry that banner
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for the Pistons I was big Michael Jordan fan I used to hate Joe because he used to do well against Michael but after meeting Joe and spending some time with him I was sold on Joe Dumars and from then on he's been in my corner he's been extremely helpful he's showing the ropes I talk to ground a lot about different things that you need to win I said I've been that guy who had to go out and get twenty five thirty you're that guy now I
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have to be the guy for you now give you leadership give you that guy let's give you that toughness down the stretch you got the care of the load now and and that's what we go out and do I mean we understand that understand my role he understands his role and I think it works perfectly together I am tossing over topside the Joe Dumars crucial role has not gone unnoticed in the twilight of his career he was an all-star selection and a natural choice for the NBA's first sportsmanship award he's an all-star on the court but he's
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also an all-star off the court this is the great great person and it should be more Mize there should be more Joe Dumars out there not only in sports but just in life in general like Joe Dumars future hall-of-famer Clyde Drexler has had his share of personal accomplishments and team glory his storybook career will insure him his rightful place in NBA history my goal was to be a professional basketball
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player and to be considered one of the top 50 in the history of the game there's a phenomenal honor I think it's something that you know when you put your best foot forward and you have good intentions I think good things happen good things were expected out of Clyde when he entered the league in 1983 and the NBA's newest high flyer did not disappoint [Applause] breakfast you go back and you look at some of the things he did those were just incredible
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physical features I mean I had a lot of talks with Clyde of and I said you know there are some times when there are two big guys back there where maybe you can't go in I take my one at times it seemed like Clyde's incredible highlights overshadowed what really drove Drexler in the game of basketball the thing that was most interesting about five was not his athleticism that
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was obvious but it was his desire to win I don't think that anyone really understood how much he he disliked losing Drexler's fierce competitiveness helped make the Blazers championship contenders and in his seventh season Clyde led the Blazers to the 1990 finals but they would lose to their more experienced opponents the Detroit Pistons there would be more hardship the next year as Portland would bow out to Magic Johnson's Lakers in the Western
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Conference Finals bid for a green season here tonight 90 the Blazers would regroup and return to the finals in 1992 awaiting Clyde was the ultimate challenge and his closest counterpart Michael plays the same position that I played for years we battled and for me competition is what I thrive on in this marquee matchup between the league's two premier guards Clyde made a bold statement but Michael would have the
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final word you think about being the best team in the world and you're that close to it it's tough and those opportunities that you may never get again the prospects of returning to the finals ended when the Blazer team built around Drexler was dismantled Klein was now faced with a reality that he might finish his career without a championship ring and it soon became clear that Clyde would bid farewell to Portland and going back to Houston the place where I grew up when I went to college and all my
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family's there that was like going home when the trade actually went through it was hard to believe because in the back of my mind I knew that something special was going to occur and from the moment he stepped on the court as a rocket Drexler's mission was clear la see stretch we're underneath [Applause] [Music] heading into the playoffs Trexler would continue to give the defending champs a much-needed boost his plan terrific ball for us we had a terrific playoff series
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you know Utah had a terrific series David benoit's on him now Drexler goes right around and it will each playoff games these series he will get better and better Drexler's will to win helped the Rockets avoid elimination and incredible five times and route to the NBA Finals we have been through so much and we we always need something else to push you and we stepped up big time right when we
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needed it Clyde had helped the Rockets defy the odds and know he was going to seize his opportunity and the guy worked hard and that right there showed me how bad this guy but he wants to win because he knew that this that was his last time getting to the finals properly and he had to take advantage of it it determines Eckler played with desperate intensity I mean it was emotional time I knew he felt he was getting close to the ring and I felt for him
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[Music] [Applause] this was the third trip to the finals and the third time was the charm this will play three there it's a feeling of exhilaration it's been like a storybook ended actually he was I was so excited I didn't really know how to react time and patience have rewarded Drexler and put him on the mantle that he belongs on in terms of being a great ambassador for the sport a great talent
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and a champ often just reaching the finals is the ultimate goal for many players but for John Stockton and Karl Malone it's just one achievement in the long list of many Stockton is the NBA's all-time leader in assists and steals Malone the league's Most Valuable Player
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and together they have shared two Olympic gold medals and an all-star MVP but to fully appreciate their greatness you have to look back at their humble beginnings the Utah Jazz select John Stockton University the Utah Jazz select [Music] although they seemed an unlikely duo
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they actually have quite a lot of common arriving from small unheralded schools they would both redefine their positions in the NBA John Stockton from the pure point guard great decision maker the artist the finesse he has the imagination as if it's for him it's a dance it's a it's an art on the other hand Carlo is the rough tough hard-hitting super athlete great body great hands and a great low flip
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[Music] and though they were great by themselves together they were unstoppable forging one of sports more devastating duos [Music] [Music] stopped everywhere John frontcourt laughs trailer tomorrow Easter you throw crazy passes any catches and people say wow you must know what he's thinking [Music] [Applause] we're saw the Siamese twins so to speak
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[Music] [Applause] [Music] those two guys stocking them alone they've connected they've connected they've connected here and it's nothing better than that when you can step on the floor and you don't have to say a word to a guy really SP on the basketball floor I don't think any other two players on the same team have connected like these guys have and not only do they share an enduring bond but also a common philosophy I look at
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us every night as warriors we've gone out to fight a battle it's no doubt in my mind what do you think and I don't think it's any doubt in his mind what I'm thinking we'll get on that court that's the win [Music] the one title has eluded them what is perhaps more meaningful is that they've been able to take the journey together a lot of things have happened with the two of us and it's nice to experience those things with a good friend that you put your whole life into with we won and lost a lot of games together we've been through a lot together and really wind
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changing and as a result they've developed a relationship they would treasure for the rest of their lives well we are going from this game of basketball I think what you mentioned warned you're gonna mention the other one and if we happen to go to the Hall of Fame one day they probably try to get us both there together and I think it's great I hope that that whatever happens to us after we're done playing I hope that there's a lot of times for Stockton Malone combination to get together again
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