Basketball Hall of Famers Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond, both in their 50s, showed at a recent St. John’s practice that they are still better shooters than pretty much everyone.
Mullin, 55, St. John’s alumnus and current head coach, and Richmond, 53, Mullins one-time teammate on the Warriors and St. John’s assistant coach, retired from the NBA way back in 2001 and 2002, respectively.
However, you never would have known it by the shooting display the former members of the legendary trio “Run TMC” (along with Tim Hardaway), who drained an eye-popping 32 out of 40 (80 percent) attempts from behind the college three-point arc.
Can you imagine being one of the players on St. John’s these days? How could you possibly argue with anything they tell you to do on the court?
First, you’ve got Mullin, a John Wooden Player of the Year Award winner, two-time Olympic Gold medalist, two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (for both the Dream Team as well as his NBA career), three-time Big East Player of the Year, and five-time NBA All-Star.
And then you’ve got Richmond, another Hall of Famer who scored 1,327 points – the most by a college player in a two-year career, a former NBA Rookie of the Year, six-time NBA All-Star, and a 2002 NBA Champion.
Are you going to argue with them if you play for the Storm? Especially when they can still shoot the lights out?
Yeah, I don’t think so.
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