I had an agenda, and there was nothing that was going to get me away from that. And my agenda was to win every game, if possible. Nothing that anyone externally or internally could do to change that. And so, you’re operating in a place where the only thing keeps you going is you know that you are right. Like my college coach — who was incidentally a good man but we never got along. As a player and a coach it was oil and water. First game against Cal, their center had been pre-season All American, all that. The first five shots he took, I blocked. So they called time out. They had never seen anything like this, because there was nobody blocking shots before. When I started blocking shots I had never seen anybody block a shot. So they called time out. They go in their huddle. We go in our huddle. The first thing my coach says to me is, “You can’t play defense that way.” And I’m thinking, “Why would you say that?” He said, “This is the way I want you to play defense.” And he showed me right there. He wanted me to half-man him, keep this at his back, and deny the passes to him. Well, I tried that. He had his little point guard, took one dribble to his right, dropped a bounce pass, he caught it, turned, I’m on his back, out of defense, he shoots the lay-up. He does that three times in a row, my coach never said anything. That was the way he wanted me to play. So I said — mentally — I said to myself, “No. Not going to happen.” So I went back to playing the way I knew how to play. As a consequence, for three years we were in this big argument about that I was a lousy defensive player because the mantra — if you want to call it that — in those days was, “No good defensive player ever leaves his feet.” I couldn’t block shots without leaving my feet. So I was violating all the preconceived rules. When I think that it never occurred to them that this was an innovation — I just give them the benefit of the doubt and say that they never expected an innovation to come out of the projects of West Oakland.