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Last but certainly not least, Carril plays armchair psychologist with his old player, Ron Artest/Metta World Peace:
Carril on Artest…
"For me, he’s the biggest enigma I’ve ever been around because I really like that guy. I like him a lot. I watched him with his kids (while with the Kings as an assistant), and those kids idolized him; they love him. After a game, they’d come in and it’s ‘Daddy, can I have a soda?’ He says, ‘Nope.’ They’d grab him by the legs and stuff. It was unbelievable how much love there was there. So I’d say to myself, ‘This guy loves those kids and they love him, so why can’t he be different as a player? What makes him do some of the crazy stuff he does?' At that time, when we got him, we were 29th in the league in defense and we finished 16th. So you know that he could guard anyone.
"I love the guy. I even got him to look at some tapes with me, but it didn’t last long. Maybe about five days of that, and then I didn’t see him again. He’s an affectionate guy, but he has to know that he’s going to get credit for what he has done.
"Apparently he might be one of these guys who thinks he doesn’t get enough recognition. And recognition in today’s world is a strong, strong thing. No more Hank Aarons. No more Joe DiMaggios. No more guys who performed at the highest levels but you didn’t know it. Those guys are gone. Now you have the noisemakers."