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Antonio Daniels
Antonio Daniels
Position: None
Born: 03/19/75
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Antonio Daniels had a mouth that often trumped his talents on the basketball court. “I don’t know if that’s a good thing,” Daniels, now 40, joked. “I remember getting in lots of trouble with my mom in the classroom for talking.” Since retiring in 2011 following a successful 13-year career in the NBA, Daniels has quickly put his talent for talking to good use. The former point guard was announced Thursday as the new analyst on the Thunder Live pregame and postgame shows this season.
Count Tim Duncan among supporters of embattled Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry. Duncan on Wednesday defended Ferry, his former teammate on the Spurs, against charges of racism after his use of racially charged comments during a conference call with the Hawks ownership group in June. Ferry has since taken a leave of absence from his post in Atlanta. “Knowing Danny, he’s not what everybody’s saying about him. He’s not a racist,” Duncan told another former teammate, Antonio Daniels, during a radio interview with the San Antonio radio station KZDC.
Speaking to The Hardline with Daniels and Ari Temkin, Duncan acknowledged Ferry made a mistake in describing Hawks free-agent target Luol Deng as having “a little African in him.” But Duncan also said Ferry shouldn’t be defined by the incident. “We both know Danny,” Duncan told Daniels. “Danny is a jokester. He plays around. … For it to have gone this far, it’s unfortunate because he’s not that kind of person. He said something absolutely wrong and he regrets it. He’s not a racist. I know him well enough to feel comfortable saying that.”