The Golden State Warriors of today’s NBA are known as debatably the top run-and-gun, high scoring team in basketball history, but Don Nelson’s ‘Run TMC’ Warriors with Chris Mullin, Tim Haradaway, and Mitch Richmond certainly give them a run for their money.
That famous 1990s era West Coast team was coached by Don Nelson, a 6-foot-6 former small forward who played 14 seasons in the NBA, most of them with the Boston Celtics, averaging 10.3 points per game during his time as a player.
Nelson was also one of the most memorable personalities the game had seen, and his colorful personality was reflected in the team’s style of play.
A few years back, the man known as ‘Nelly’ sat down for an interview on his post-playing days with fellow Warriors legends Jason Richardson and Stephen Jackson.
Nelson had the crowd in hysterics when asked about his post-playing days.
“I’ve been smoking some pot,” Nelson said as the room erupted in laughter.
Jackson, who has invested in the cannabis industry, seemed elated with the news as he raised his hands in triumph.
“It’s legal now,” ‘J-Rich’ added.
According to Nelson, he never smoked when he played or coached.
“But I never smoked when I played or coached, so it’s new to me,” he said.
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“I am having a pretty good time. It’s more legal now than it has ever been, so I am enjoying that. I am personally involved in the rental business.
“I invested my fortune in Maui. We rent out the structures we built and bought over the years, and we make a good living.”
Aside from Nelson’s retirement, Jackson and Richardson have both been making moves in the years since their playing days as well.
Find out what they’ve been up to, and check out the hilarious moment, in the video below from KNBR-San Francisco.