Peanut butter and jelly. That’s right, that’s me and Ernie.
We played to sell outs. Everybody in this town came to see us play.
When I played at Providence College there was a lot of racial strife going on around America. But when I played at Providence College we was one big family. Irish, Italian, Black, it didn’t matter.
Coach Gavitt didn’t have to motivate us. We didn’t need no pep talk. Me and Ernie was hungry. We tried to seek, kill, and destroy every team we played against.
We live Providence College basketball in this city. We eat, we sleep, we think basketball in this town.
I’m a Friar true and blue.
I put my body on the line for the team.
I had Ernie out there running around. Anytime a guard would be hitting him, pushing him…he said ‘Hey Marvin, come help me out’. I’d say ‘I got him’. Then I’d lay that elbow on that boy.
I didn’t have video games. We didn’t go to nightclubs. We played ball at practice. Before practice we played. After practice we played.
I wanted to make it to the NBA. I wanted to make millions. I wanted to be a star. I wanted to be famous. I wanted to be an All-American. I wanted us to WIN.