Athlete, Professional Basketball
April 24, 2019
Fish welcomes one of the truly legendary Flint athletes to this episode of “Fish and The Flint Chronicles”. From his days at Flint’s Garfield Elementary, to Whittier and Holmes Junior High Schools, and Flint Northwestern, Glen Rice built a foundation of excellence.
At Northwestern he led the Wildcats to back to back Michigan State basketball titles. An All American, he took his talents to the University of Michigan winning the National Championship in 1989. He was subsequently named tournament MVP, All Big Ten, All American, and Big Ten Player of The Year.
A first round draft pick he went #4 in the NBA draft. In ‘97 he set an NBA All star Game scoring record surpassing Tom Chambers, and Wilt Chamberlain. In 2000 he helped lead Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Championship. His scoring was pivotal.
Listen to Rice’s story about Bo Schembechler’s pep talk going in to the NCAA title game, who he thinks the greatest Flint athletes of all time are, what it was like facing big Marty Embry, who would win a mythological game between the 81 Indians and the 84 Wildcats, and that time he played with Fish and Jim Abbott at Whittier!
It’s one heckuva interview and like Rice, it’s legendary!
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