Roy Williams has a way with words. The North Carolina coach gave the world another memorable quote on Thursday afternoon after his Tar Heels pounded Miami in their first game at the ACC tournament.
The ACC tournament is in Brooklyn this season after years in Greensboro, N.C. Williams was asked about the impact of the move to New York. This is how he answered:
If we have any luck, Van Mil will find one of the two and finally become a major leaguer. If baseball has some beauty left over, he’ll find both of them and become a dominant major leaguer.
It’s the story of baseball wrapped in a 7’1” shell, at least, and it’s worth watching — even if you think you’ve watched tall pitchers before. You have, but not like this. There still might be chapters left to write, and the WBC came at the perfect time for us to gawk with a sense of wonder and curiosity.
By 2005, a 26-year-old Nowitzki had already tallied 11,106 career points. That season brought his epochal game-tying layup in Game 7 against the Spurs, as well as heartbreak in the 2006 finals. But it starts on a lighter note that preseason, when Knicks rookie David Lee is convinced he needed to show something against the established Nowitzki.
“David Lee just thought it was the most important thing to guard Dirk, and Dirk just torched him,” Cuban says.
Nowitzki’s reaction, in Cuban’s recollection, is, “Who the fuck is David Lee Roth, and what’s he doing here?”
For what it’s worth, Lee remembered this game well but says that Cuban has embellished it a bit — in classic Cuban fashion.