Aug. 16, 2016
Joining Chris Mannix on the Vertical this week is the great broadcaster, Dan Patrick. Dan talks with Chris and shares many stories of covering NBA Finals and his best story involving an interview with Michael Jordan. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Here are some key moments: 0:37: Mannix getting lost in Rio. 2:45: Getting to know Patrick Ewing and the side he doesn’t show the media. 7:17: The limited amount of access that the media has to athletes compared to earlier eras. 12:00: Covering Jordan during his championship years. 17:32: Jordan’s first retirement from the Bulls and baseball career. 22:22: Growing up a fan of the Cincinnati Royals, and seeing Oscar Robertson, Nate Archibald and Pete Maravich play. 28:28: Comparing players and teams from different eras. 32:58: Patrick’s experiences with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 36:57: Seeing Wilt Chamberlain when the Lakers visited Cincinnati. 39:15: Entering into radio work during the late 1990s. 44:11: Patrick’s heavy workload in recent years. 46:14: Patrick’s friendship with Sandler and the broadcaster's movie appearances.