LOS CLASSIC: Gary Vitti

Andy sits down with former Los Angeles Lakers Head Athletic Trainer – Gary Vitti – to discuss his book “32 years of Titles & Tears from the Best Seat In The House: What I Learned About Happiness, Leadership, & Greatness”. Gary describes the many lessons learned from NBA greats like Pat Riley, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Kareem, James Worthy, Byron Scott, Kobe, Shaq, Phil Jackson, & many more! Gary expands on the path to his first year with the Lakers in 1984 under head coach Pat Riley, & how the position has evolved over 32 years. Hear stories of plane rides with Chick Hearn, Pat Riley’s 12+2+1 formula, the personal pain & trauma behind Magic Johnson’s HIV diagnosis, getting caught between Kobe & Shaq, & the importance of the Lakers ‘85 championship. PLUS, a few tales of Kobe Bryant’s world-class work ethic – including being waterboarded by Navy SEALS, & the reverse bear trap. Original Air Date: August 20, 2019.

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