Bonzi Wells had a great NBA career that often was surrounded by controversy. Perception is often reality, especially for the team that was infamously known as "The Jailblazers" of Portland. For the fifth episode of Charges, Rex brings Bonzi onto the show to discuss: Draft Night & being picked by The Pistons before the Lockout (2:49), getting traded to Portland & arriving with nerves (5:54), coming to the city for the first time & what he loved about his team (10:18), hearing the term "Jailblazers" for the first time & headlines going worldwide that affected his family (13:36), their relationship with Police in Portland & marijuana (22:35), racism being portrayed through the media (27:53), decriminalization in Oregon today & marijuana use throughout his time in the league (31:18), the winning ways of his Trailblazers teams & trades (36:20), Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals in 2000 versus Shaq, Kobe & The Los Angeles Lakers and the aftermath (42:30), civil unrest in the country & how the NBA stepped up during Summer of 2020 (47:16), what he'd like people to know & what's next & more (48:54).
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Executive Producers: Steve Nash, Brandon Kraines, Ezra Holland, Nate Houghteling, and Todd Barrish.
Charges with Rex Chapman Theme Music
Artist: Illegal Kartel (@illegal_kartel_mikal_shakur)
Produced by: Gene Crenshaw (@yuyuthemaker) and Draft (@Draft3009)
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