The Grant Napear Show – June 13, 2012
Carl Arky, play-by-play voice for Weber State basketball, joined the show to discuss outgoing point guard Damian Lillard and how we would project as an NBA player. The Kings recently had Lillard in for a workout and may consider drafting the guard with the number five pick. Arky raved about Lillard on and off the court, saying that he played his best games against his toughest competition and was compared to Andre Miller with a better jump shot and the work ethic of Karl Malone.
Grant’s Rant took to task the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s renewed witch hunt for Lance Armstrong, after Armstrong was informed that the USADA will be bringing doping charges against the former Tour de France champion that could result in Armstrong being stripped of his titles in international cycling competition.
Steve Sax, former MLB second baseman and West Sacramento product, talks about the season to date – specifically the hot start of his former employer, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sax says they have a solid foundation led by Matt Kemp and the newly-extended Andre Ethier. Sax also discusses his post-baseball career as a motivational speaker, saying that he retired once (from baseball) and couldn’t envision himself doing it again because being a member of the workforce is so enjoyable.
John Smoltz then checked in for his weekly segment and led off by discussing Andy Pettitte’s return from retirement, saying that he started the season as a coach but quickly realized that he could still keep up with the players and wasn’t ready to give up playing. He also discusses the success of the Washington Nationals before moving on to U.S. Open golf talk.
Spencer Levin, a Sacramento product and PGA tour pro, talked about his upcoming appearance at the U.S. Open in San Francisco and how the course will be set up for the notoriously difficult Open. Levin says that even par is typically a good round and that the big focus is to not put up too large of a number on any single hole.