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Darrell Armstrong
Darrell Armstrong
Position: None
Born: 06/22/68
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Diop: He wanted us to be more focused. I mean, there were some rumors that guys were going out. I know I didn’t go out. I went out to dinner, but that’s it. There were some rumors that guys were going out, but I don’t know nobody that went out the night before a game. Armstrong: I heard the same thing. Guys are gonna do what they do. I don’t care who you are. When I played, I was a big person who liked to go out. I didn’t like to go to too many clubs. I’m not a club type. I can go to a bar, but in that Finals, I never went out. I went out with Stackhouse and his wife and my ex-wife. We went to dinner, but that was it.
Terry: My roommate was Erick Dampier, and Dirk’s roommate was Darrell Armstrong. You can ask Dirk to this day — that didn’t work because Darrell doesn’t sleep, and he couldn’t get no rest. Those guys stayed up and watched TV all night. I don’t know if that quite worked out. And mine was Damp, and Damp doesn’t talk. So, here we were, trying to figure out how we were going to win Game 4 and we were in the room with guys who wouldn’t rest or wouldn’t hang out.
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It was late 1999, the start of Rivers’ first season as coach of the Orlando Magic, and he saw a situation in the locker room that he felt needed addressing. As his players took part in the pre-game prayer that was part of their routine — with veteran point guard Darrell Armstrong handling the message like always, future New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams serving as unofficial co-messenger and the entire team standing in a circle — he noticed something he didn’t like. “I looked up in one of the prayers, and Tariq (Abdul-Wahad) had his arms folded, and you could see that he was really uncomfortable with it,” Rivers, whose team hosts the Golden State Warriors tonight in Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs, told USA TODAY Sports recently. “So the next game, we were standing up in a circle, and I said, ‘Hey guys, we’re no longer praying,’ and I remember Darrell and Monty looking at me, like ‘What’s going on?'”
Mike James: Personally, I’ve always chosen to push and had the attitude on the court of being a bully. I’m always going to be the toughest. I’m going to try to put you in a position where you’re no longer thinking about the game, you’re thinking about me—and not in a positive way. You’re thinking about punching me in the face. Players got to me that way too, though. Oh my goodness did I hate Darrell Armstrong. He was one of those guys who could change the game without being involved in the offence. Defensively, he could do so many different things and he was such a livewire on that end of the floor that he was able to make game-changing plays—getting steals, forcing turnovers. Playing him, I wanted to just chop him in the neck and get in a brawl. He was crazy.