Scoop B Radio pulled another throwback from the vault on Labor Day.
We chatted with retired NBA veteran, Matt Geiger. Drafted 42nd in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat out of Georgia Tech, Geiger played for ten years for the Heat, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged 9.2 points and 5.7 rebounds for his career.
Hey, did you know that Geiger famously once refused to waive the $1.2 million annual trade kicker for the final four seasons of his six-year, $47 million contact, which stopped a trade that the Sixers had in place which would have shipped Allen Iverson to the Detroit Pistons. What a save for the Philly faithful, because the next season, the Sixers would become NBA Eastern Conference Champions, Iverson was the league MVP and the Sixers would face the Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers in the 2001 NBA Finals.
By the way, for those basketball heads keeping score at home, that proposed trade per ESPN’s Marc Stein went like this
Eddie Jones, Glen Rice, Jerome Williams and Dale Ellis were Philly-bound; Iverson and Geiger headed to Detroit; Jerry Stackhouse, Christian Laettner and Travis Knight routed to Charlotte; and Anthony Mason, Toni Kukoc and Todd Fuller dispatched to the LA Lakers.
Now a real estate investor, Matt lets us know about: being a Southpark fan, his favorite food, how to learn from making mistakes and so much more.
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