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    Mckey was the single most important player acquisition in the 90's. Most fans will say Mark Jackson or Jalen Rose but even after McKey was having serious injury issues he was the guy helping close games 3, 4 & 6 against the Bulls in 98 while those two were on the bench because they couldn't defend anyone or be trusted to get the ball into the front court when on offense.

    We never make the ECF if that trade isn't made and Schrempf stays in Indy.

    I will also forever fondly remember McKey handing Pippen the ball in the final seconds of game 4 of the 98 ECF and asking him if he delivered on Sundays.
    And we're blown out in the final minutes of Game #7 vs. the Knicks in '94 if McKey doesn't hit back-to-back 3FGA's.

    I continue to wonder if there is something more to the Popeye speech. I recall a guy that had no interest in individual accolades, only in doing what his coach wanted. Now, I've never taken Larry Brown's statements to the press to be the actual truth. I believe everything he said publicly had an agenda to it, and whatever he said to the players privately remained private.

    Which is why I just disagree with most of the vilifying of players if we don't know exactly what the coach is asking them to do.

    We also like to pretend that we know where every player is supposed to be defensively. We don't know, of course. And I suspect we often blame somebody for being out of position when they were already covering for somebody else first.
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    Larry Brown was interviewed on NBA TV last summer. People were talking about his coaching career, and the topic of players came up. Larry said "I've coached some great players in my career" and went off to name several. There were two Pacers he mentioned. The first was Reggie, and the second was not Smits, not Dale, and not Jax. It was McKey.

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    Good to see you back.

    But from what I recall, didn't you drink a lot EVERY day? Lol

    Wasn't your expression after a lot of games something like "this was not the game to start my sobriety?"

    hmmm that sounds like something I would have said but I cant remember, probably because of the drinking!

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    McKey (as he often is) was court side at the game last night. No one else noticed him until halftime and then he was surrounded. Several people around us were saying, "Who's that?" Kind of made me sad.
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    Little known fact.

    I was a huge Derrick McKey fan until the popeye speech and then his continually showing up to camp out of shape and the ever increasing regularity of his missed games due to strains. But to be clear it was the Popeye speech that did it for me.

    Also I will agree that the most important player transaction was the one that brought McKey to the Pacers & I liked Schremph a lot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peck View Post
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    Little known fact.

    I was a huge Derrick McKey fan until the popeye speech and then his continually showing up to camp out of shape and the ever increasing regularity of his missed games due to strains. But to be clear it was the Popeye speech that did it for me.

    Also I will agree that the most important player transaction was the one that brought McKey to the Pacers & I liked Schremph a lot.
    It should be remembered, however, that once he "did it", it took a certain coach almost 3 years to take over as ruler of Peck's own private Hell.

    Lesson, of course, is, "Don't pi$$ Peck off."
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