Ennis Whatley Talks Last Dance and More
Alabama basketball great Ennis Whatley joined Inside The Locker Room this past week to talk to his former coach Wimp and his son Barry Sanderson. Whatley spoke about his time at Alabama, his recruitment and his time in the NBA. He specifically talked about his time with the Chicago Bulls in relation to the first two episodes of "The Last Dance". You can hear the entire interview on the Tide 100.9 Youtube Page.
Whatley was open about his past and his career. He played for the Crimson Tide for two seasons before opting to go to the NBA, he said in hindsight he probably would have chosen to stay at The Capstone for at least one more season.
The great guard talked about playing with Michael Jordan in Chicago, he put the star basketball player in his place when Jordan was boasting about his college career and how well he did against Alabama in the NCAA Tournament.
"When Jordan was a rookie, he was going on and on. You know he was a trash talker a little bit. I was more of an introvert, I didn't talk a whole lot. He was going off about, "you know man I scored 24 points," and I go, "Wait a minute, wait a minute." To your Wimp's defense I said, "Hey man Mike, you didn't score 24 against us you only had 11, I played for a guy named Wimp Sanderson at Alabama and they taught us to play defense," Whatley told the show.
Whately was open and honest with the coaches about his recruitment and the factors that lead him to Tuscaloosa. He also talked about his struggles with substance abuse and how he overcame addiction. Get ready for tonight's episodes of "The Last Dance" with this Alabama angle on the Bulls.
You can listen to Inside The Locker Room with Wimp and Barry Sanderson each weekday fro 7-9 a.m. on Tide 100.9 or stream it anywhere on the free TIDE1009APP.