NBA contributor Bill Herenda at the mic with Dave Lewis for CHN basketball telecast
After being swept on a three-game swing through Texas, the Golden State Warriors seem vulnerable with injuries and infighting. NBA contributor Bill Herenda offers his thoughts on the Bay Area melodrama along with the top stories from the association. Will some team take a flyer on Carmelo Anthony? Are the Kings seriously contemplating a coaching change? Who are the biggest surprises and the best stories of the season? Herenda breaks it down with Dave on today’s podcast.
Fuel for the Fire: Inside the drama at Golden State and a look at the NBA with Bill Herenda
"I think it's foolish to believe that teams don't have some type of dysfunction within them regardless of their record and place in the standings. And this, obviously has gone public But I feel this is more trending toward a bump in the road than an implosion because those guys realize how special it is what they have and I think they'll be hungry to rekindle it and get back to that level of play soon.
"You have to learn to see yourself. You're hiding something. And not just the physical body. We're talking about everything goes on internally. The emotional body. That's why we go there--to heal, really because the yoga is really mental work.
"It plays on the radio and everybody freaks out thinking Jojo was just attacked or abducted by a ghost. So it played and I went into commercials and then he called me in the studio. And when I picked up the phone, somehow our conversation was going out over the radio. I was like, 'Jojo, it sounded really good. I'm sure everybody really believes it.' So he and I are talking about how good he faked everybody out. Meanwhile, I hear somebody running down the hallway and the studio door bursts open and it's my boss. And he's like, 'You're on the air.'...there was some switch I didn't know was on."
"The only thing that would take it to the next level is having my novels made into movies...I think it's just a matter of time. People are actively looking right now. This is a great time to be in romantic comedies."
"I never show up knowing what I'm getting paid for a gig. I never ask. I'll leave without getting my check, which is not good. So managers out there who are listening and think they can rip me off, no!
"There's nights I have to work until 8 a.m. and then have my morning staff meeting with the Mudbugs at 8:45. So I have to go straight from the casino to the staff meeting and start my day like it never ended. Those are days you're not seeing correctly. Sometimes, you're sleep deprived and I'm asking myself, 'What are you doing here?' Am I seriously going to work insane hours, have no life outside these two jobs, just to try to make it, TRY to make it as a hockey broadcaster?"