ORIGINAL: El Duderino
If Saunders is going to get THAT out of Wiggins, he can coach as long as he wants.
Helluva debut kid
Somewhere .... Dad is smiling and proud. As hell.
I've heard and read all kinds of bad things about Flip in here thru the years, but he will always remain a great dude to me.
I had one minor brush with him 40+ years ago and I can honestly say it helped me tremendously.
Flip's enjoying the hell out of this. And that makes me happy.
Flip was a great guy. My son used to go to his basketball camps years ago. In an era when coaches put their names on the camp literature, showed up Monday morning to shake hands with the parents and Friday afternoon to hand out awards (i'm talking about you Clem), Flip was there every minute of every session and spent his lunch and break times out on the floor, working with any kids who wanted more time.
I didn't care for his game coaching, but he was one hell of a human being.
Thanks for that Tim
Very cool dude.
Grew up loving his game, because it mirrored someone's game that I knew.
Flip received that kids game tape. He didn't just ignore it. He watched it. He studied it.
And he sent back glowing praise, suggestions, and even made an offer. To a screwed-up kid who didn't deserve, or take, the offer, but regrets it every day since.
Even after that he spent time that he didn't have to ... trying to help and staying in touch. Good man.
That screwed-up kid learned a lot from that experience, and used it the rest of his life, trying to help others in the same way.
I feel like you're speaking from a couch in a dim room. Good stuff.
How many of you that sit and judge me ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?