As the remembrances for the great John Wooden slowly wind down, there’s one final moment that’s worth catching, and it’s the 90-minute discussion that former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully had with columnist T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times on June 18, 2008 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
“Scully and Wooden…for the Kids” was a one-time benefit for the Mattel Children’s Hospital and covered a variety of topics, but as Jon Weisman noted back in 2008, the conversation did not focus on the expected topics of basketball and baseball, but rather reflected on their lives, as well as more philosophical topics such as life and death. Getting Wooden and Scully to participate in such an even at such a time in their lives is really quite something, and I believe this is the first time this program has been rebroadcast.
According to T.J. Simers, the program is scheduled to air on Fox Sports West immediately following the conclusion of tonight’s Dodger game. Truly a “must watch” for Angelinos and sports fans everywhere.
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