Originally posted on SILVERMAN: On Sports  |  Last updated 4/16/12

Sometimes doing a radio show is a lot of fun and other times it can be sad, tonight was both.

Yesterday, at the age of 43, ex-NBAer and former University of Florida star Dwayne Schintzius passed away from respiratory failure at the age of 43. At 7 foot 2, Schintzius was certainly a larger than life figure and that translated on and off the court. George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel joined me to discuss his life and career. Don’t forget the amazing performance Dwayne had in the 1996 flick Eddie starring Whoopi Goldberg! We played the most famous clip from the movie, “Ivan make basket!

With Ozzie Guillen returning tomorrow to manage the Marlins, I thought it would be an interesting discussion to go outside of Little Havana and get some Ozzie perspective. Thanks to legendary WGN TV sportscaster Rick King for joining me. Rich covered Guillen during his years as a White Sox player and manager and summed it up as I have, it was “Ozzie being Ozzie” when he said he loved Castro.

I know that I am torn about his comments regarding the former dictator from Cuba. In this country you certain have the right to say you love someone, even a hated former head of state, but when you were hired specifically because you were Latin, you simply can’t say stupid things like that in the middle of Little Havana where the Marlins new ballpark was built.

We also talked home runs because steroids seem to find their way into the discussion. Kickoffs in the NFL also made it to our radar as well. Enjoy the show!

 

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Browns GM Dorsey rips team’s previous personnel regime

Report: MLB investigating source of Shohei Ohtani medical info leak

Jones cites 'problematic aspects' to NFL disciplinary process

Le’Veon Bell on playing Patriots: Opportunity is here

Alex Collins wears dark visor to keep migraine headaches at bay

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

LeBron James skips media before Lakers game to avoid ‘dealing with the silliness’

Ron Rivera: Everyone knew Aaron Rodgers would be back

Alvin Kamara expected to play vs. Jets

Paul George after beating Pacers: Glad circus is over

Goodell plans to step down as commissioner at end of new deal

UCLA offering free tickets to California firefighters

NFL puts safety entirely on players, again

Most important player on every team in each bowl matchup

NFL Week 15 Predictions

The 'Is there anything Brown can't do for you?' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

Newcomers help Predators get back to 'Smashville' hockey

How Buddy Hield became the NBA's newest sniper

NFL MVP Watch: Antonio Brown enters suddenly wide-open race

The 'To the Victor, go the spoils' quiz

Matt Barnes and the looming end of the NBA's enforcers

25 players to watch in the pre-Christmas bowls

The naughty and nice athletes list for 2017

White Sox News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

NFL puts safety entirely on players, again

Most important player on every team in each bowl matchup

NFL Week 15 Predictions

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

The 'Is there anything Brown can't do for you?' quiz

Newcomers help Predators get back to 'Smashville' hockey

How Buddy Hield became the NBA's newest sniper

NFL MVP Watch: Antonio Brown enters suddenly wide-open race

The 'To the Victor, go the spoils' quiz

25 players to watch in the pre-Christmas bowls

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker