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Jamal Mashburn
Jamal Mashburn
Position: -
Born: 11/29/72
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:246 lbs. / 112 kg.
Earnings: $75,623,634 ($128,960,349*)
Who called you or sent a text message to you after your father passed that really meant a lot to you? Stephen Silas: [NBA commissioner] Adam Silver was one of the first people to reach out. [New York Knicks guard] Jalen Brunson, who I coached in Dallas, was one of the first people to reach out. [Philadelphia 76ers head coach] Doc Rivers has been checking on me on a weekly basis. Mash, I haven’t spoken to Jamal Mashburn in forever. Elden Campbell, I hadn’t spoken to him forever. It’s always the same story. Your dad was like my dad, or your dad was one of my favorite coaches.
The exhibition game between the Dream Team and a group of college studs ahead of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics has been heavily documented. Mashburn, who starred for Kentucky at that time, was part of the young crew of challengers hoping to give Bird, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, etc. a competitive workout. But even before they stepped on the floor, words were already exchanged between Bird and Mashburn’s teammate, the late Rodney Rogers (via The Players’ Tribune). “We checked in at the Marriot go up to our floor and we’re walking in the corridor, and we see this tall white guy coming out the hall, ‘Man, that’s Larry Bird.’ He walked by us and he says, ‘Y’all those college guys?’ And we was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah.’ And he looked at us and he said, ‘Get some f****** rest, it’s gonna be a long week’ and walked off.”
“Jay is very competitive,” Mashburn Sr. said. “He’s the type of kid that doesn’t run from anything. A part of his recruitment process, we were looking for the best competition in the best conference. That’s what the Big Ten and Minnesota offers.” Richard Pitino’s father, Rick, coached the elder Mashburn at Kentucky, but the new generation of this connection is making both sons excited as well.