by Nadia Pflaum
"The Explanation," an interview with Jason Whitlock on his departure from his job as a columnist for The Kansas City Star, will air at 3 p.m. today, on both 610 Sports with drive-time radio host Nick Wright, and on Time Warner Cable's Metro Sports.
Since the rotund raconteur's extended vacation from the Star turned into a permanent one -- i.e., since last Tuesday -- Whitlock's been teasing "The Explanation" via his Twitter page. 610's Wright ultimately won the right to host today's LeBronsian broadcast. "The list of his demands is great," Wright tells The Pitch.
"This is what he wants: one hour where he gets to talk without commercial
interruptions, one hour where I interview him, one hour where we take phone
calls, he wants it live on TV, and we have to provide Gates to cater it,
with a maximum tab of $300," Wright says. "Those were his five demands,
and we agreed to all of them."
do you keep quitting so many jobs, man? It's a recession, don't you know
Whew. And you thought Jim Gray threw some softballs. Never fear: If Wright goes too easy on the big guy, the callers will make up for it during hour three.