IU Sports - According to those aforementioned students, all of whom contributed to a Reddit thread on Rose, the former Michigan star and NBA journeyman stayed up with them until 5:00 AM Sunday morning hanging out and talking basketball. This despite the fact that he had an early morning flight to catch to New Orleans for the Super Bowl.
Among the anecdotes he allegedly shared with the awestruck students, according to one Redditor:
“He seemed fairly confident that MJ was hungover in Game 5 of the ’97 Finals and didn’t actually have the flu”
On Reggie Miller’s house burning down in 1997: “He is SURE [ex-wife] Marita Miller burned down Reggie’s house”
“Joked how he couldn’t smoke weed because ‘man I work for Disney!! You don’t think they drug test us?’ ”
“He kept asking how the hell you work a bong and after getting chirped for it, he goes ‘PLEASE. black people only use pipes if they’re smoking crack’ “
“He claimed he could hit 17 of 20 3s RIGHT THEN AND THERE, everyone howled and said no way, he just laughed and kept yelling ‘f*** ya’ll f*** ya’ll’ “
“5am rolls around and he gets asked what time his flight is to leave for New Orleans – ‘oh I dunno….about 2 and a half hours’ “
On Jamaal Tinsley: ‘The dude drank vodka more often than water…AND I let him live with me! For a MONTH!’ ”
If I ever run into Jalen in Atlanta I know he won’t turn down any shots at the bar. One of the few tolerable analysts at ESPN and apparently a cool guy in real life too.
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