So recently in the last week, 3 different random 90′s athletes have come up in discussions I have been a part of. I’ve wondered where each of them are, so you know what that means! Where You At Wednesday time!
Eddie Robinson and Pete Myers came up at a basketball game I played in on Monday. Jay Buhner came up in a Seinfeld episode I was watching where Mr. Costanza flips out on Steinbrenner for trading him. Let’s find out where these cats are at!
Eddie Robinson played in the league from 1999-2004 with both the Charlotte Hornets and the Chicago Bulls. Undrafted out of the University of Central Oklahoma, his amazing athletic ability showed immense promise, leading to a 5-year $32 million contract with Chicago. Unfortunately he clashed with management and was bought out of the last 2 years of that contract. He has not played in the NBA since. He had stints with 2 NBA D-League Teams from 2006-2008, averaging over 15 points per game, but has not played since 2008.
When Michael Jordan retired, Pete Myers became the starting 2 guard for the Chicago Bulls. That first year as a starter, he averaged a career high 7.9 ppg. He played overseas and in the NBA, professionally for over 13 seasons. He also became a longtime assistant, and an interim head coach at one point for the Chicago Bulls, but was let go when Tom Thibodeau became head coach in 2010.
I remember everybody liking this guy when I was a kid. Bald head. White dude. Hit for power. What wasn’t to like? 310 home runs, 964 RBIs in his career. He played with the Yankees from 1987-1988, and the Mariners from 1988-2001. An All-Star and Gold Glove member in 1996, and a Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame Inductee in 2004. He currently lives in Sammamish, Washington.