Built On A Dare
My Laimbeer story:I had 1/2 season tickets at the Palace for the Bad Boys years. Occasionally, we left games early if we had work the next day or whatever.By doing so, I missed the Laimbeer / Charles Barkley fight in 1990. The game was being piped out into the parking lot, so we got to hear it as we were walking out. You should have seen the people running to get back in.
The thing that I'll always remember about Laimbeer is that, the day after he retired (in midseason, after getting in a fight with Isiah Thomas during practice), there was a full page spread about it in the Boston Globe. Bob Ryan's column (which, as I recall, was of the "good riddance, but we'll miss you" variety) was particularly good that day.Other than Jordan, I can't think of a non-Boston athlete who got that kind of column space in the Globe.
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