Dick: You said that the reason your mother didn't come to your games was because of your attitude.
IVAN: Yeah, she didn't like me cursing a lot. And that's what I used to do on the court.
Dick: Who were you cursing?
IVAN: Just getting mad at myself. Getting mad at my players. Getting mad at the coach for taking me out. Referees. Everybody. People in the stands. [Ivan and Dick both laugh.]
Dick: Was there any one particular incident that you can think of, Ivan, you look back on it now and you think, Oh man, what was I doing?
IVAN: [Sighs] Let me see ... When I spit in the crowd. And I punched a hole through the wall in the gym. [Laughs.]
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Grantland: Ivan Johnson on Ivan Johnson
At Grantland, Rembert Browne shows off (with every good reason) a 2008 public radio interview with Ivan Johnson. An excerpt from the transcript: