It’s Monday! So you know what that means, another episode of All Sports Everything Radio with Flo Empire Radio.
This week, I was joined by a special guest, Takara Rooks, the sister of Sean Rooks, a former NBA player who passed away from heart disease in June. He was 46 years old. Takara and I discussed the shocking truth surrounding the unpreparedness of retired athletes. Take this for example, former NBA big man Cherokee Parks was quoted in the Boston Globe saying, “We all prepared to get to the NBA since we were 12, 13 years old, and basically, when you get to college and you play in the NBA, you’re babied. You’re shown what doctors to go to, don’ pay for anything, you go in there and when you get the results back, you don’t even get the results, they all go to your team physician.” I told you it was shocking. Listen along, starting at the 32:51 to gain some insight on this very important topic including details about the NBA Players Association’s new and unprecedented healthcare polices for retired players (38:42). At the 47:07 mark, Takara shares information about the Sean Rooks Go Fund Me campaign. You can donate and learn more at gofundme.com/seanrooks. No donation is too small!
“My Top 3” of the week were Draymond Green’s recent Snapchat mishap (7:23), Carmelo Anthony’s veteran age showing with Team USA basketball (11:16), and answering my “Question of the Day”: Do you have Olympic fever? I give my take starting at 17:06.
And last, but certainly not least, I shed some light on last week’s interview with ESPN’s Jemele Hill (13:41) and went in-depth with Power episode 3 recap (59:51). Oh, and I ended the show with some quick thoughts on Ryan Fitzpatrick returning to the NY Jets and what this means for Geno Smith’s future (1:20:26).
As always thanks for listening and watching. Until next week…! xo
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