Paul talks with childhood hoops buddy, Nate O’Neil on this episode of the Alley Oop Podcast. After a successful college career at Colgate University, Nate went on to play professional basketball for the Washington Generals (I.E. the team that loses to the Harlem Globetrotters) They talk about how he ended up there, and also about how close Paul was to becoming a Washington General at one point.
Nate talks about traveling the world, tells some great stories about playing against legendary players like Daryl Dawkins in arenas like Madison Square Garden.
Don’t let this losing record fool you, Nate is still Colgate’s all-time leading 3 point shooter (%) and is in the top five all time in the Patriot League athletic conference. He still dunked on his birthday this year.
Nate and Paul also reminisce growing up playing hoops in the Binghamton area and the notable players and playground games.