John Stockton um Jordan, Malone og Greg Ostertag
John Stockton var í viðtali á dögunum hjá Sport Illustrated vegna útgáfu nýju bókarinnar sinnar. Þar var stikklað á stóru og meðal annars var hann spurður út í skotið fræga hjá Michael Jordan.
SI.com: First question — Did Michael Jordan push off against Byron Russell?
John Stockton: No question. I’m not saying that because I think it should have been called a foul. I don’t. But he shoved him.
SI.com: So he pushed off, but no foul.
Um félaga sinn Karl Malone hafði hann þetta að segja.
SI.com: What’s one thing in the book about Karl Malone that we don’t know
Stockton: He was incredibly generous, both with his time and his good fortune. He sees people’s needs and helps them. He has done it time and time again. He was approached at an airport baggage claim once by some lady who mistook him for a skycap. She said, “Excuse me, can you help me with my bag.” And the whole team was standing around watching. And he says, “Why, sure,” picks up her bags and walks them out to a car that was full of people who knew exactly who he was. He never broke character. He just put the bags in the car. She offered him a tip and he said, “This one is on me.”
Það er svo ekki hægt að taka viðtal við Stockton án þess að spyrja aðeins út í Greg Ostertag.
SI.com: What’s the worst thing Jerry did to Greg Ostertag?
Stockton: (Laughs) Anything Jerry says you have to change the wording a little bit. Greg got his doses. Nobody went unscathed. Some guys were more focused than others. If you were more focused, you probably heard it less than the guys who were less focused. I wouldn’t say Greg was the lone whipping boy, though.
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