Sports Legends of the Carolinas

Over nearly 30 years at The Charlotte Observer, columnist Scott Fowler has built an unparalleled rolodex of hardwood heroes, gridiron greats, hall-of-fame coaches, and sports media luminaries throughout the region. Now, thanks to access fans won’t get anywhere else, Fowler sits down with icons from the area — including Muggsy Bogues, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jay Bilas, and more — to hear the unfiltered, untold stories of their journeys to becoming Sports Legends of the Carolinas.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Part 2
Dale Earnhardt Jr., son of legendary racer Dale Earnhardt Sr., discusses his sudden retirement from racing; getting to know his father through stories from other drivers; and how he’ll never convince his daughters of the celebrity he used to be.
24 min
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Part 1
Dale Earnhardt Jr., son of legendary racer Dale Earnhardt Sr., reflects on the most meaningful mementos he's collected from his family’s three generations of racing, the frightening freedom that came after his father’s sudden death, and why he believes he failed to fulfill his own potential as a driver.
24 min
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Muggsy Bogues, Part 2
Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player ever to play in the NBA at 5-foot-3, looks back at the movie Space Jam; his watching dumbstruck as Latrell Sprewell choked coach P.J. Carlesimo; and what Steph Curry was like as a child.
22 min
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Muggsy Bogues, Part 1
Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player ever to play in the NBA at 5-foot-3, reflects on his experience being shot as a child; the neighborhood recreation center Bogues says changed his life; and whether or not he really could dunk.
22 min
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Introducing Sports Legends of the Carolinas, wi...
Scott Fowler has been a sportswriter at The Charlotte Observer for nearly 30 years. Now, he’s sitting down with some of his favorite icons and hall-of-famers from the region to hear the unfiltered, untold stories of their journeys to becoming Sports Legends of the Carolinas.
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