It was rare, if not entirely non-existent, to find an interview baiting an athlete to this level, and Romes dinkishness would usher forth a fresh era of callous reporting, culminating in Jim Grays inappropriately timed grilling of Pete Rose at the MLB All Star game in 1999:The challenge in scrutinizing the Rome/Everett clip is the conspiracy that looms over it. Nick OLeary Jersey . Long-standing doubts have been cast over the legitimacy of the participants intentions. Many have surmised that both Jim and Jim were in on the melee and the whole episode was rehearsed. If thats the case, it did no favours for either party, as Rome in particular struggled to book guests in the wake of the incident. Neither party has ever admitted to staging the fight, and the sentiments were likely real. Either way, Jim Rome was shoved viciously off a riser, so the clip has merit.#3 — Richard Sherman Dismantles Skip Bayless (2013)Even though the past decades increased brand-manicuring has brought forth ghost Twitter writers, interview coaches, and a heavy press release presence among athletes looking to make a statement, baiting and sparring between journalists and athletes continue. Before we get to the clip, lets refresh ourselves of Richard Sherman, the All Pro cornerback of the Seattle Seahawks, who is best known for another interview clip recorded just after this past seasons NFC Championship Game:Ooof, thats good stuff. The kind of interview that makes network executives request everyone stay late in the boardroom and order Chinese. But I fell in love with the good Mr. Sherman a year earlier, during his shredding of Skip "Not At The Top Of His Profession" Bayless:Skip Bayless got what he deserved. Was Sherman cocky, arrogant, quiver-lipped and mean? Sure. Hes an egotistical twenty-something millionaire football player who feels dissed. Skip is a self-serving foghorn and a comfort-of-the-news-desk trash talker who had been relentless in his dismissal of Shermans accomplishments (and this was before the Super Bowl ring). To the Sherman goes the Glory.#2 — The Practice, starring Allen Iverson (2002)Not every athlete takes the stage with a fall guy—sometimes they play that part themselves. Allen Iverson, not long after winning the NBA Most Valuable Player award in 2001, notoriously did not like pushing himself in practice. Or attending practice. Here, at the podium, he gets heat for consistently skipping team practices, and decides to see if saying one word so many times can truly make it lose its meaning.A.I., even in his day, was undervalued. He is the greatest six-foot tall (or under) scorer in league history, and despite a propensity to forget he had teammates, averaged over six assists per game and led a team to the NBA Finals. He was also a wildly unpredictable man, with a raft of legal, financial, character and assault issues in his past (and present). It will take a special kind of talent to trump his accomplishment.#1 — Ron Artest | A Special Kind Of Talent (2010)I do not want to leave you feeling this collection of interviews is entirely geared to the glorification of scrapping or defensiveness or self-aggrandizing. Some athletes, like NBA All Star Ron Artest, win a big game and want nothing more than to spread the love around:A year after this interview, an entirely calm and well-adjusted Ron Artest would change his name to Metta World Peace, surprising no one.This mesmerizingly odd interview represented a momentous turnaround for the once-villainous Artest. Many criticized the Lakers letting go of an emerging Trevor Ariza after winning the championship in 2009, and replacing him with then 30-year-old Ron Artest, who came with a Himalayan range of baggage.In case you arent aware of, or have forgotten Metta World Artests history, this is why the above video stands as a bizarrely dichotomous moment, though you will likely still discern the thread of crazy running through both videos:>>> Gallays Poll #10Which interview is your favourite?(A) Jim vs. Jim, for the shoving(B) Iverson, for the comfort of repetition(C) Sherman, for the righteousness(D) Artest, for the sobering candour Ramon Humber Jersey . It was just time for him to make a big play. Nicolas Batum had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 18 points, and the Trail Blazers overcame poor-shooting nights by two of their best players in a 94-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Tre Davious White Jersey . 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