…Later, Little had fun with SU basketball coach Jim Boeheim, whose collegiate career overlapped with Little’s.
“I used to play (basketball) with you in the old men’s gym, and I used to beat you like a drum … you and Dave Bing,” Little said, referring to the Orange pair – one of whom went on to become an NBA legend and the other a Hall of Fame college coach.
Boeheim laughed when asked later about Little’s comment, and if the football star ever caught him on a bad day.
“No,” Boeheim said. “He never caught me on any day.”
Two SU HOFs talkin’ trash! I love it! And frankly, Jimmy B is a true artiste at the craft. If Boeheim isn’t the most quotable coach in college basketball, I don’t know who is. Every time he’s in public and chats with a member of the press, he’s guaranteed to say something that puts a devilish grin on my face. There are other coaching characters who are his equal in overall entertainment value, but no one can match him for a good quip. Plus, I bet he’s got a million of them that he holds back for every one that he unleashes. Though I dread his retirement, it’ll be fun to see his inner sarcastic demon fully unleashed, once he no longer has to worry about professional ramifications.