“The Pearl” Still Shining: An Interview with New York Knicks Legend Earl Monroe

November 24th, 2009 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

The NBA, HP, and Microsoft have joined forces to promote the new Windows 7 operating system. NBA legends have been appearing at Best Buy locations around the country to help aid the promotion.

Thanks to Bleacher Report, I was given the tremendous opportunity to take part in the promotion in New York City to meet and interview Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe.

Monroe, a Hall of Famer, enjoyed a 13-year career with the New York Knicks and the Baltimore Bullets. Best known for his flashy and jaw dropping moves, Monroe was a pioneer in bringing the playground moves onto the court. His career was capped off by four all-star appearances and a championship ring with the Knicks in 1973.

To this day, he is a special part of the New York community. It was an honor to meet such a lighthearted individual who carries himself with such pride and not to mention, a terrific sense of humor. “Black Jesus” himself sat down with me to discuss his career, today’s NBA, including the current status of the Knicks, what he is up to today, and much more.

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