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Bruce Bowen
Bruce Bowen
Position: None
Born: 06/14/71
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
When the Spurs signed LaMarcus Aldridge to a maximum contract this summer, general manager R.C. Buford approached former San Antonio standout Bruce Bowen about allowing Aldridge to wear his retired No. 12. Bowen quickly agreed. “If you’re talking about a great player wearing your number like a Reggie Miller, that makes the jersey even better,” Maxwell said. “Now, when Fred Roberts wore my number or Mikki Moore wore it, I didn’t really feel good about it. Now, if you’re one of the greatest players to ever wear that jersey, I think that would be a little bit different.”
There was one problem. The Spurs retired the No. 12 three years ago to honor Bowen, the starting small forward on NBA championship teams in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Not long after Aldridge agreed to a four-year deal worth more than $80 million to join the Spurs last week, general manager R.C. Buford phoned Bowen to ask about bequeathing the number to the team’s new prize. The 44-year-old Bowen, who last played in 2009, agreed immediately. “I hope it helps (Aldridge) feel comfortable,” Bowen said. “If he’s comfortable, the sky’s the limit for him here. It’s one less thing he has to worry about.”
The generation of ESPN podcasts discussed above have been on the final stretch for a while. This rapid decline has coincided with the influx of bigger names. ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, formerly Baseball Today, is now hosted by baseball writer Buster Olney; Football Today is now hosted by SportsCenter anchor Robert Flores; NBA Lockdown, formerly NBA Today, now features ESPN basketball analyst Bruce Bowen. The intrusion of these network personalities has, unsurprisingly, homogenized what was once the last redoubt of distinctively voice-driven and strange content on the network. ESPN podcasts used to be unique, and seemed doubly so given the increasingly monolithic ESPN voice. They’ve since been assimilated, and now seem, mostly, like more of the same.