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WATCH: Shannon Spake interviews Rex Chapman

Rex Chapman’s rise to social media stardom has been well documented, most recently by ESPN in an episode of “E:60.” As the pandemic continues, his viral videos of dogs, babies, and people doing stupid things have become a much-needed break from reality.

Earlier this week Shannon Spake caught up with Rex for the latest edition of her “One Up, One Down” series for Fox Sports. The two chatted about a variety of topics, including his fundraising efforts for COVID-19 relief, his career, and his thoughts on “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls. Rex shared some memories of playing against Jordan, including their battles while he was with the Miami Heat and Jordan with the Bulls. He even gives kudos to Dean Smith and Roy Williams for helping Jordan develop into the greatest of all time, so if you’re a Carolina hater, you might want to skip that part.

Check out the interview below. It’s about 25 minutes long, but worth it.


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7 Comments for WATCH: Shannon Spake interviews Rex Chapman

  1. dcforuk
    8:14 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

    I did not realize Rex gave Denny a verbal commit as a H.S. Junior.

    • Bluehender
      8:19 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

      He was a UL fan in high school

  2. Rick_S
    8:23 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

    His whole family is UL fans..Maybe even Rex now….Why does he think he looks good in the Harry Caray glasses…damn Rex

  3. Rick_S
    8:46 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

    Shannon gets hotter and hotter

    • Cletis75
      9:17 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

      That she does. Rex looks terrible for his age. I wonder how long he was hooked on pills before he got clean.

  4. Cletis75
    9:27 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

    Rex was a great talent. He just never had the work ethic or intensity to be a great ballplayer. When he wanted to play, he showed great flashes, but was too lazy or maybe lacked the confidence to give it his all. As a kid, I remember my uncle, who was a great coach and student of the game, say many times, that if Rex had Ed Davender’s intensity and love for the game, he would have been a top 3 pick.

  5. CahillsCrossingNT
    7:56 am April 30, 2020 Permalink

    I wish he went to Louisville in the first place. Kentucky gained nothing by having him. Then in 1988 the investigation starts and he immediately jumps ship.