The talk of the 2015-2016 NBA season has unquestionably been the Golden State Warriors and their superstar guard, Stephen Curry. The Warriors’ run to a record 73-win season has been fun for just about all onlookers with the exception of the league’s supposed king, LeBron James.
James, who is usually at the center of all NBA talk has taken a backseat to Curry & co. despite returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and attempting to bring the city its first championship since Jim Brown dominated professional football.
On the latest episode of Bill Rhoden On Sports, we speak to Cleveland.com Cavaliers beat writer, Chris Haynes and get an inside look at the Cavs and LeBron James’s psyche as he attempts to win his third NBA championship, this time as a decided underdog.
Haynes tells us what he thinks James is likely going through: “Yeah, I would say there’s a little bit of jealousy, a little bit of envy towards what Golden State has been doing this season.”
We also discuss whether there is a real possibility that LeBron James won’t win another title, what it’s been like for Haynes to cover a superstar of James’s magnitude, and we get his predictions on how this playoff season will shake out.
In this episode, Bill and I also discuss the untimely passing of Brooklyn and Syracuse basketball great, Dwayne “Pearl” Washington. We hear from a sober Jim Boeheim, who looked at Washington like a son.
“As a father, you don’t want to see your son go before you go. It’s as simple as that,” Boeheim tells Bill.
We end by recounting our memories of the great Pearl Washington, on a day that the world also lost another genius of his craft, the musical genius, Prince.
“We all want to live as long as we can, forever,” Bill states. “But, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, it’s really about how you live your life and how much you put into your life – what you accomplish in your life.”
Both Pearl Washington and Prince reached immeasurable heights and touched so many lives in a short period of time.
Listen to all of this and more on the latest edition of Bill Rhoden On Sports.
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