Slamming Coach Prime’s Opponent for Clout Chasing, 72 YO NBA Veteran Brutally Exposes Ducks Pre-Game Talk: “This is BS”

Published 09/25/2023, 7:14 AM EDT

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Deion Sanders a.k.a Coach Prime now, was a gifted athlete who played professionally in two different sports. He put together a Hall of Fame career in the NFL while simultaneously playing in 641 games in the MLB. He’s the only man in American history to compete in both, the World Series and the Superbowl. Nowadays the 56-year-old works as the head coach for the Colorado Buffaloes. His acclaim and fame have carried over. From Hollywood to the hardwood, Coach Prime has pulled all eyes towards him and his Buffs. Added to the list now, is a Basketball Hall of Fame coach who won 1,175 games in the NBA.

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Yesterday, the Oregon Ducks destroyed the Buffaloes’ win streak. In the aftermath, several clips from the Oregon locker room have been circulating. The 72-year-old NBA legend took to social media to brutally slam the Ducks’ pre-game talks.

Legendary NBA coach George Karl is not having any of Oregon’s antics

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Dan Lanning, the head coach of the Oregon Ducks gave an outrageous pre-game talk to his squad before facing Coach Prime’s Colorado Buffaloes football team. “The ‘Cinderella story’ is over man. They’re fighting for clicks, we are fighting for wins. There’s a difference right? There’s a difference. This game ain’t going to be played in Hollywood, it’s going to be played on grass. Let’s go!

72-year-old George Karl posted the video on his tweet with some choice words for the criticism hurled at Deion Sanders. He responded in his “X” tweet saying, “This is BS. He knew he was being filmed.

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Deion Sanders is a certified NFL legend. One cannot think of disrespecting him and getting away with it unscathed.

Prime Time is one of two professional athletes who could successfully transition into another sport and find success. Can you guess who the second one is?

Athletes who have played professionally in more than one sport

Apart from Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson was another such athlete who played professionally in baseball and football simultaneously, in the modern era. One of NBA’s most decorated players also attempted to play professional baseball after joining the NBA in the 1980’s. Can you guess who? It was Michael Jordan.

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Considered as arguably the best NBA player of all-time, Mike did not love the game of basketball as much as he did baseball.

After his first iconic three-peat with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan left the NBA to pursue a career in professional baseball. However, after not finding the same level of success on the diamong, the 6x NBA champion returned to the NBA in 1994 to go on his iconic second three-peat run.

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Akhil Chakravarthy

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Akhil is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for more than a decade and represented his state at the National level. To hone his understanding of the inner workings of the game, he closely follows the analysis of popular NBA insiders and reporters like Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania.
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