O.J. Simpson’s infamous white Bronco car chase was stalled because Simpson wanted to listen to the end of the NBA Finals on the radio before surrendering to police, according to ABC announcer Jeff Van Gundy.
During Friday night’s NBA Finals game between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, ABC ran a promo for Saturday’s premiere of the new Simpson documentary, “O.J. Made in America.” Following the promo, Van Gundy told the bizarre story.
According to Van Gundy, the legendary Pat Riley bumped into Al Cowlings, Simpson’s old friend and the owner and driver of the white Bronco, at a Los Angeles car wash shortly after the chase.
“He waved him over and proceeded to tell him the story of why he was driving so slow was O.J. wanted to hear the end of
The chase occurred during Game 5 of the 1994 NBA Finals between the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden.
At the time, Riley was head coach of the Knicks and Van Gundy was his top assistant. NBC famously cut away from
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