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Carlos Arroyo

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

The Players' Tribune

Comedy, Arts, Sports

53.3K Ratings

🗓️ 14 November 2023

⏱️ 63 minutes

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We got a Puerto Rican legend in the building this week, as Carlos Arroyo joins Q and D on Knuckleheads. ’Los looks back on how hard it was to come out of Puerto Rico as a hooper, dominating when he came to the states in high school, and how he ended up at FIU. He recounts going OFF against Team USA to beat them in the ’04 Olympics and what it was like going to the finals with the ‘05-’06 Pistons. Also, keep your eye out for his growing music career. Tune in!

  1. Growing up in Puerto Rico, why basketball was his sport there (3:54)
  2. Going to FIU, putting himself on the map (11:58)
  3. Making the NBA, playing with Vince Carter on the Raptors (16:45)
  4. Utah Jazz, learning from Jerry Sloan and John Stockton (20:02)
  5. Beating Team USA in the 2004 Olympics (39:37)
  6. Going to the Heat, being there for LeBron’s first season (44:02)

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First of all we appreciate you coming on the show you know you've been I got for a long time we had a lot of battles


against you and a lot of buckets getting from you so we appreciate you brook.


No, thank you guys for having me man


Congrats on everything you guys are doing.


When you first got to the league who's the first person to bust your ass


when you first got the opportunity to play.


Damn uh... Damn, uh, Lindsay Hunter, bro. Nancy Hunter,


Nancy Hunter used to get a buck as hell, boy.


Yeah, I didn't think I was going to say Lindsay, huh?


Trust me, so I would just throw off.


We heard something the craziest one.


You hit some killers, but then you hear them regulars too,


like, Charit was my first.


Calit told it was Jose Carderon.


Cauder wrong.


He said every time he seen him he was trying to get him out there.


You know, it just be the one.


There's some players that, you know, and to be it was difficult to guard Steve Nash because


Steve might end up with the night with 12 points but he had freaking 22 assists so


he had total control of the game. So it's those type of players where you're like,


nah, he didn't have 34, he didn't have 40 on me, but he did all the things, you know,


and all these picking roles and hand dolls that transition and screen.


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