Tag:David Letterman
Posted on: January 13, 2011 7:29 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2011 12:10 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire on David Letterman

New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire joined CBS's Late Show with David Letterman to discuss his detached retina and why he wears goggles. Posted by Ben Golliver.

New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire joined CBS's Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday night. Here's a link to the video clip or scroll down to watch it below.

In a pre-released clip, Letterman asked Stoudemire about a detached retina which required surgery in 2009. 

"It was a play during training camp, I believe," Stoudemire said. "It was a contact play where one of my teammates poked me in the eye. I went to the doctor and he said I had to have an emergency procedure for a detached retina. And so, with that being said, I pretty much had to lay down on the table for 22 hours a day for 10 straight days in order to re-attach the retina. You can’t move at all, for 22 hours a day for 10 straight days."

Letterman asked Stoudemire how he passed that time, which drew a smile. "Honestly, it was torture," Stoudemire said. "It was extremely hard. I read a lot. I watched DVDs on my laptop. I just slowly passed the time on."

Asked if the injury made him fear for his career, Stoudemire said that it did. "Oh, no question. It was something that was extremely terrifying. Didn’t know if I was going to regain my full vision. Didn’t know about the future in the NBA or my career. But I was able to persevere." He later added that his vision, after the surgery, is "great. It's 20/20." This news, of course, drew applause.

Letterman then segued into a discussion of the protective goggles Stoudemire now wears to protect against another injury. " I played with Bo Outlaw back in my rookie year," Stoudemire remembered. "I used to make fun of him all the time. Like, ‘Yo, why are you wearing goggles? They’re not fashionable.’ But he said he got poked in the eye pretty bad one time and he never wanted to feel that feeling again, and it happened to me. So I figured since I have to wear them, it’s time to make these goggles fashionable."

Here's video of the exchange.

Posted on: January 5, 2011 2:30 pm

Video: Shaquille O'Neal appears on Letterman

Posted by Royce Young

I really shouldn't have to spend 150 words trying to convince you to watch this video. It's one of the NBA's funniest people ever appearing on a show with another very funny person. Good things will happen, I promise you.

It'd been 10 years since Shaq appeared on Letterman (so says Shaq) so naturally the first thing Letterman points out is that Shaq is wearing a blazer with a hood on it. I keep telling you, it's a good interview.

Posted on: October 30, 2010 4:20 pm
Edited on: October 30, 2010 5:06 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire does the Top 10 on Letterman

Posted by Royce Young

Friday night on The Late Show with David Letterman, the always fun Top 10 list was, "The Top 10 reasons Amar'e Stoudemire is excited to play basketball in New York."

They were all pretty solid but my favorite were No. 8 ("I finally get a chance to use my Yiddish") and No. 5 ("If I played in Miami, I'd never get to touch the damn ball"). It's the one of the perks in playing in the biggest market - you get to be on TV shows that have nothing to do with basketball and become a celebrity off the court. I bet Chris Bosh is soooooo jealous.

Posted on: October 26, 2010 10:15 am

Barkley on Favre: "They got him right now."

Posted by Royce Young

Everybody's favorite (or least favorite, depending on perspective) NBA commentator was on David Letterman last night and to no one's surprise, said interesting things.

One topic Barkley talked at length about was Brett Favre and his situation. Barkley put it simply, "They got him right now, boy." Have a watch:

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