Robert "Solid" Gold, my good friend, softball teammate and Client No. 2 (though he is in recovery from nothing except a pair of cranky knees and a distinguished career as an attorney-at-law), will be featured with his basketball-playing buddies on a segment of CBS's "The Early Show" tomorrow morning (Friday, 12/9/11). We're told it will air sometime between 8:15 - 9:00 on the East coast.
To get a taste of what the piece is all about, check out Corey Kilgannon's "40 Years on the Court and It's Not Even Halftime," which ran in the New York Times last week. And quite a game, in the heart of Greeenwich Village, it has been over the years. It is the longest continuously running pickup game in the city, quoth the Robert, 71, and has included some heavy hitters such as former Lakers' coach Phil Jackson when he played with the Knicks.
"We used to put the four worst guys on Phil’s team, but even then, you never told him the score, because if he knew he was losing, he’d turn back into a professional,” Robert (not Bob; NEVER Bob) told Kilgannon.
A word to everyone else out there: If I can get Robert foam-rolling, I can get you foam-rolling. And one of these days, he's actually going to start enjoying it. Guaranteed, Robert, or my new passion isn't reiki.