NBA rumors: Quentin Richardson on his stint with Knicks: 'The mix was crazy. It was a chaotic culture they came into'

Quentin Richardson: You have to look at the timing of everything. When you throw the names out there, it sounds crazy. When you look at the timing of everything and meshing of everything, it was like mixing oil with (inaudible). You had Larry Brown, who was an all-time great coach, one of my favorite coaches, but we all know coach Brown is one of the most stern coaches there was. You had guys like Jalen Rose, Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Kelvin Cato, Jerome James. All these veteran guys were more towards the backend of their careers than their primes. Then you had David Lee and Jamal Crawford. Lee was a rookie when he got there. Nate Robinson was a rookie. Renaldo Balkman was a rookie. The mix was crazy. It was a chaotic culture they came into. That was the reason why everything was going haywire at the time.

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This is the part people don’t know. Olowokandi didn’t grow up like the rest of us. He didn’t play basketball until he got to college. He was like on some real Prince Akeem stuff (Coming to America) living overseas and said he wanted to come to college in California. He picked Pacific. The coach saw him on campus like, “Come here, son. You need to do this (basketball).” He had never played basketball before. Olowokandi played more soccer. To know that he went from never playing to becoming the No. 1 pick, that’s an accomplishment. People that pick up basketball that late don’t get to go to the NBA and be a professional athlete.
Darius Miles on Michael Olowokandi: When he was playing with us, he was putting it together just like all of us. All of us had some type of talent in us to do a lot of things. Everybody had their own niche. That’s why it worked so much. We pushed each other, and we rooted for each other just as hard. With him, he was just trying to put it together. He was the No. 1 pick. He tried his best to be as good as he could be, and he was a good teammate.
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