Q: You were the first woman to do a Knicks game on TV, in Milwaukee filling in for Clyde Frazier. Q: What is it like today being Doris Burke? Q: What is your most moving postgame interview? A: I only got the radio job the first year at MSG. A: I hope that they see that you could feel my joy about the game of basketball. There’s a leadership quality to Mark. Privacy Notice It gives me incredible joy to think that if somehow I have made the path easier for someone coming behind me, there’s nothing more meaningful that I could have ever done. I am the mother of a son who is about to turn 26. A: Brilliant. A: Diana Taurasi [of the Phoenix Mercury]. I was sleeping 16, 17 hours a day, and the other time I was not getting out of bed, so I wasn’t doing a whole lot. Nothing but respect for @heydb from @Drake. All of us want to be considered good at our job, that’s human nature. In addition to being the best women’s player I ever watched and called, she also happens to be one of the great teammates I ever saw. Q: Does Ja Morant remind you of former Providence point guard Doris Burke? Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man I know he’s advocated for me. He loses Game 7 [of the 2013 NBA Finals]. It was significant. Q: What are your safety concerns in the bubble following your personal battle with coronavirus? Q: Another possible Knicks coaching candidate: Kenny Atkinson. Because James spent Tuesday night tweeting a bunch of support for the Dodgers, which is very fun. The night it happened, I said, “Oh, that’s pretty cool.” And she goes, “No, no, no, no. Sitemap I had some measure of anxiety. When Becky got the job, I distinctly remember saying to Kara Lawson, “You could be in that position as well.” And she interestingly now is an assistant coach of the Boston Celtics. Q: What are your thoughts on Knicks coaching candidate Tom Thibodeau? A: The thing that I felt the most was fatigue and headache. But I knew that that was an important moment for my daughter. And I don’t think we should criticize, judge or in any way, shape or form have negative feelings for those who express concern, because it’s legitimate and it’s real. NBA players face mental health challenges in Disney bubble, THE BEST INSIGHTS FROM THE ULTIMATE INSIDERS, Blue Rush: A NY Giants Podcast pic.twitter.com/6rDZLXZA5Z — ESPN (@espn) April … A: I just love her passion and skill level and personality. Doris Burke said Drake made her life 'more fun' for a few weeks last year. A: Fried chicken from Gus’s [in Memphis] and mashed potatoes. pic.twitter.com/6rDZLXZA5Z, “I’m appreciative of that Mike,” Burke said, when it was pointed out that Drake is a huge fan of hers. A: The NBA is the single most progressive, inclusive, open-minded sports league in the country. She played with incredible joy, but she was one of the best pressure players I’ve ever seen. So for a good stretch of the first two weeks of that, I was just thinking I had a bad flu, because my symptoms were not aligning with what was being told were the main symptoms — the shortness of breath, the pressure on the chest — I didn’t have those scary symptoms. And then I’ll never forget a friend of mine scared the hell out of me, because before the game he said to me: “Oh my God, how are you going to fill in for Clyde Frazier?!”. I don’t even want to make eye contact with him. But then I finally decided to get tested. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A: The two people I called were Al Trautwig and Michele Tafoya. … I’ll tell you what’s been a helluva ride for me is for over a decade to have been with Mike [Breen], Jeff [Van Gundy] and Mark [Jackson]. I’ve had some hate mail sent to my house that was a little bit disturbing. Q: How nervous were you when you became the first woman to announce a Big East men’s basketball game [Pittsburgh at Providence]? A: Pretty nervous (laugh). It took eight days to get the results, and by the time I had gotten the results of the test, I was starting to come out of it. You can make the argument two ways as it relates to injuries: those that had some bumps and bruises that were really nagging and you were considering giving them some stretches of time off, those have healed. He relishes the opportunity to test himself against the best. Drake continued to court ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke on Wednesday. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Gang's All Here: A NY Jets Podcast It’s going to feel like those mid-October games that we sometimes televise. I can’t separate Kevin Durant from his two MVP performances in The Finals. Maybe it's all three! You send her a note, tell her what you’re doing.” He sent me an email back with a list of places I should go. Doris Burke, an ESPN/ABC NBA analyst and former MSG voice who was the first woman to work Knicks games on TV and radio, huddles with Steve Serby to … Your Ad Choices Close friend. The New York Knicks are gonna require work. When this whole thing transpired [Drake wearing a Doris Burke photo on his T-shirt and asked her to dinner], I happened to be at my daughter’s apartment. A: I absolutely do. Is it the Cleveland Indians, who he's rooted on in person as an Akron native? The lives that man has saved by the passionate pursuit of trying to eradicate cancer — incredible. Women’s professional basketball was a real thing in the United States of America. — Kyle Miller (@Kylemiller475) August 3, 2020. It's now Ball Arena, after Ball Corporation -- known for making cans and Mason jars -- and of course there were so many jokes made on Twitter about the name of the home of a basketball team being named after the thing they play the game with. Q: In the early years, you needed thick skin, right? I think it’s the when, not the if. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. Q: Who are broadcasters and announcers you’ve admired? That’s the characteristic that you think can lead to greatness. I think that is sound reasoning. I got overwhelmed watching this man be overwhelmed by emotion. Oh my God is that young man likeable. James earned an overall rating of 98, just ahead of teammate Anthony Davis, who is a 96 in 2K21. The best online grocery delivery services you can use right now, Learn to master the stock market with this $30 training bundle, The best holiday gifts you can buy on Zulily right now, Quilted granny shopping carts are this season's hottest new accessory, The evolution of Noah Cyrus: From Miley's baby sister to music star, Hunter’s ex-partner Tony Bobulinski: Joe Biden’s a liar and here’s the proof. But there are going to be far more nights where you get off the air and you think to yourself, “Oh my goodness, they paid me to do that. Hunter biz partner confirms email, details Joe Biden's push to make millions from China:... Email reportedly sent from Biden's brother to Hunter references Kamala Harris, Officials question story of California woman rescued from Zion National Park, Missing pregnant woman found dead in boyfriend's freezer, Mom and OnlyFans star defends family in gunfight with home intruders, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved, Tyronn Lue's Clippers challenge is all about one thing, 'Arguably the best prospect in the world': 16-year-old shows off skills against NBA All-Star, The LeBron James bubble narrative is getting out of hand, Ripped Carmelo Anthony may have eyes on Knicks return. A: Major talent. A: Ina and Jeffrey [Garten] from “Barefoot Contessa,” Drake. Q: Describe ABC/ESPN and MSG announcer Mike Breen. And they could have tipped the ball up for the first game — Sparks versus Liberty in L.A. in the Forum — and Val Ackerman’s at the center circle with Lisa Leslie and Rebecca Lobo, and I’m in tears. A: I love Jay Bilas, I’ve always been a huge fan of Jay. I’m so lucky. I’m walking out of Miami Arena, and he’s gonna cross paths with me. “… he made my life a hell of a lot more fun for a couple of weeks last year.”, Sign up for the For The Win newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning.