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Running with the (Luva)Bulls
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Sure, we could have gone after Derrick Rose or Luol Deng, but from our perspective, it's much better to have a Chicago Luvabull in studio, rather than an actual Bull. Especially when it's Luvabulls co-captain Kafi Thompson. But we will also be featuring a couple of guys with Bulls ties - NBA coaching legend Dick Motta and new basketball Hall of Famer Chet Walker. Plus - Andre Dawson remembers his late Expo teammate Gary Carter
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Sports and Torts: Kafi Thompson
After five seasons with the Luvabulls, Kafi is one of the veteran leaders of the squad. But as you'll find out in this interview, it's not all fun and games cheering on one of the NBA's top teams. Especially during losing streaks.
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Sports and Torts: Dick Motta
Coach Motta NBA career spanned 25 years, he led the Bullets to the NBA title and he continues to rank among the NBA's all-time top 10 in coaching victories. But he doesn't think he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Find out why, and other interesting items about his career in this fascinating interview.
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Sports and Torts: Chet Walker
This September, Chet joins the ranks of the all time greats, when he is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. David and Elliott talk to him about his career highlights (and a few lowlights) from his days with the Sixers and Bulls
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Sports and Torts: A Tribute to Gary Carter
On February 16, 2012, baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter passed away, having lost his battle with brain cancer. Fellow Hall of Famer Andre Dawson shares some memories of his friend and Expos teammate.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dick Motta
After graduating from Utah State University, Motta got his coaching start in Grace, Idaho, where he taught seventh grade and coached for two years before being drafted in the armed services. He once said in an interview that winning the 1959 Idaho state high school championship was his greatest thrill as a coach, even topping the NBA championship he won two decades later. Motta was hired as head coach of the Chicago Bulls in 1968 after a six-year stint at Weber State University. From 1970 to 1974 he led the Bulls to four straight seasons of 50 wins or more, winning the NBA Coach of the Year Award in 1971. In 1976, Motta left the Bulls to coach the Washington Bullets, with whom he won an NBA Championship in 1978. After two more seasons with the Bullets, he became the first coach of the Dallas Mavericks, whom he led to a 55-27 record in 1986–87.Motta also served with the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets before retiring in 1997. He continues to rank among the NBA's all-time top 10 in coaching victories.



 
Chet Walker
Walker played high school basketball for the Benton Harbor High School boys basketball team. He graduated from Bradley University in 1962 as the school's all-time leading scorer. The Bradley Braves[2] won the NIT Championship in 1957 and 1960. Walker's speed and agility on the court earned him the nickname "Chet the Jet." He probably is best remembered as a starting forward on the 1966–67 Philadelphia 76ers team, which some consider the best NBA team of all time. Walker was drafted by the Syracuse Nationals and was named to the NBA's first All-Rookie Team in 1963. He followed the team to Philadelphia after his rookie season. A seven-time participant in the NBA All-Star Game, Walker averaged over 19 points and eight rebounds a game for the '66–67 76ers, who won 68 games and lost just 13—the best record in NBA history at the time. That Alex Hannum-coached squad, which also featured center Wilt Chamberlain, guards Hal Greer and Wali Jones, and sixth man Billy Cunningham, ended the eight-year championship run of the Boston Celtics. Walker played his final six seasons with the Chicago Bulls, and never averaged less than 19.2 points and 5.0 rebounds a game. In his 13-year career, Walker scored a total of 18,831 points. The 6–6 forward was an outstanding free-throw shooter, especially in his later years with the Bulls. He led the NBA with an accuracy rate of 85.9 percent in 1970–71, and ranked among the top-10 free-throwers five other times. After his playing days, Walker became a moderately successful TV movie producer. He is the author of a memoir entitled, "Long Time Coming: A Black Athlete's Coming-Of-Age in America " published in 1995. On February 24, 2012 (two days after Walker's 72nd birthday) it was announced that Chet Walker was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame by the veterans committee. He will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 7, 2012.

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