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Doug Christie
Doug Christie
Position: None
Born: 05/09/70
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Former Kings standout Doug Christie has been learning that recently as a co-host of KHTK’s late-afternoon show with Grant Napear and as a television analyst. Christie said he walks a fine line. “I don’t want to throw players under the bus because I know they’re not trying to do things incorrectly,” Christie said. “This is a game of mistakes and it happens, but the same time, I try to be as truthful as possible. Do I love the Kings? I do, but sometimes I think you need to be honest because of that love.”
Christie said he’s never been approached by a player upset with his commentary, which is often considered a rite of passage among journalists. It’s said if someone isn’t mad, you’re doing something wrong. Christie said if someone wants to talk, he’s open to it. “Hey, we’re talking basketball,” Christie said. “I love to talk basketball. I try not to make it personal; it’s just an evaluation based on what I’m seeing.”
On whether the Warriors can challenge the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record 72-win season: –Christie: “At first I was thinking ‘I don’t know.’ As I continue to watch them, The key term everyone glazes over is ‘team.’ This Warriors team is a team. They play together, they play for each other. When you look at 70, 72 wins that is a tough dish to get ahold of, but this Warriors team you’ve got to think (it’s possible). … This is a young team, a team that has really come together. I think they have an opportunity. Whether they do it or not
–On how he would defend Curry: –Christie: “One way is to get a blindfold and a cigarette and just pray. I wouldn’t do that one. I would stick him like I stuck Steve Nash, and a lot of the times we met up in the playoffs with Dallas. What I would do … I was bigger than Nash and I moved better than Nash so that gave me a positive. I would pick him up fullcourt. I would make it difficult. Now it’s not fullcourt like I’m trying to steal the ball. That’s not the key.
“What I’m trying to do is push him left, push him right, make him turn, use his legs. Because he’s a jump shooter. Steph Curry is a jump shooter. I’m not doing this for right now in the first two quarters. It’s for the second half. It’s for him to start missing jump shots. Steph has a better handle, is a little bit more aggressive than Steve. Steve was more looking to pass a lot. You’re going to have to pick him up, you’re going to have to be physical with him. I haven’t seen anyone test him yet. Steph is a nice guy and he’s got the baby-face and everyone plays into that. Kind of like Michael Jordan, and he used to murder you.