Met Maurice Taylor, a former NBA player, now retired.
Met him in my offices.
Like a lot of things these days he made me feel old!
I told him about a bunch of Houston Rockets that I knew and he said they were all before his time, though he was a gentleman and really nice guy.
I think he retired about 2006, and he looked to be in great shape still.
I told him about my getting back into working out and losing weight and he laughed and said Good Luck. I used to work out with John Lucas who was a recovering addict NBA star, and a #1 draft pick. But that was many, many years ago. I still see Lucas occasionally and he still looks in playing shape. He is a great guy who has literally helped 100s of athletes.
I am sure that he would not mind me saying that I 12 stepped him about 25 years ago and I am very happy that he has flourished and stayed sober. He was the one that introduced me to Vitas Gerulaitas and many more pro athletes.
I cant name most of the athletes, since some still playing. But Vitas is dead. The first thought we all had ws that an overdose was involved. But Vitas died a tragic death in SouthHampton. We all first thought of a relapse and overdose but an autopsy disclosed that Gerulaitis's blood count contained lethally high levels of carbon monoxide, a deadly gas that police said had leaked from a faulty propane heating and air-conditioning system.
Sad, and 2 years earlier I and Vitas had 12th stepped a friend of mine Patrick Robinson, who was book material.