Legends of Sport with Andrew D. Bernstein

Gary Vitti

Andy sits down with former Los Angeles Lakers Head Athletic Trainer - Gary Vitti - to discuss his upcoming book "32 years of Titles & Tears from the Best Seat In The House: What I Learned About Happiness, Leadership, & Greatness". Lessons from Pat Riley, Jerry West, Magic, Kareem, Worthy, Scott, Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and so many more! Gary expands on the path to his first year with the Lakers in 1984 under head coach Pat Riley, and how the position has evolved over 32 years. Hear stories of plane rides with Chick Hearn, Pat Riley's 12+2+1 formula(16:05), the personal pain and trauma behind Magic Johnson's HIV diagnosis(21:15), getting caught between Kobe & Shaq(43:03), and the importance of the '85 championship(46:08). PLUS, a few tales of Kobe Bryant's world class work ethic - including being water boarded by Navy SEALS, and the reverse bear trap(40:24).

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