Rick Fox Says He’ll Be ‘Impressed’ If Miami Heat Get Three-Peat
(NEW YORK) -- Rick Fox understands what it takes to get to an NBA Finals four years in a row, having been part of the last NBA team to win three titles in a row with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-2002. Fox said if the Miami Heat win the championship again this year, he'd give the team props.
"Their margin for error when it comes to health is really narrow," Fox told ABC Sports Radio on Monday. "If they win and they make it through, I'll be extremely impressed having played into June for four straight years in a row."
Reflecting on his own wins, Fox said that he enjoyed the second NBA title with the Lakers in 2001 the most because the team clicked on all cylinders.
"It was the purist run to a championship," Fox said. "We almost went undefeated and we knew what we were doing. We were on a high level of aptitude with the triangle, it was effortless."
Fox, who studied radio and television during his time at North Carolina, also weighed in on Rashad McCant's controversy, where the athlete admitted he had tutors write many of his term papers during matriculation and barely went to class.
"What was demanded of us was to be student athletes first," Fox said. "That's not the experience I had or the experience of any of my teammates would tell you they had."
"He's a bit of an outlier in that respect and in my estimation a liar in the other," he continued. "It's unfortunate that he's taken that route."
Fox is currently staring in Off Season, available on Vimeo and on Demand. He also stars in VH1's Hit the Floor, which airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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