I have no clue if there is any truth to this story but it’s so amazing I don’t think most people will care. It’s unlikely that Jeff Van Gundy randomly made up a story about the day of the O.J. Simpson chase back in 1994 but it is possible he was just messing with viewers of game four of the NBA Finals last night. He claims the reason Simpson made his friend Al Cowlings drive so slow during that infamous police chase was because O.J. wanted to hear the rest of the NBA Finals game on the radio that night between the Knicks & Rockets!


I will let him tell it in his own words:

Van Gundy was still under the tutelage of Pat Riley at the time with the Knicks during those Finals and the day of June 17th, 1994 was game five between the Knicks & Rockets. The timing works as far as the time of day O.J. was being chased compared to being three hours ahead on the east coast and if you are old enough to remember, you will think back to seeing a split screen of the chase and the game.

Even if Van Gundy is embellishing here, it’s still great. It’s also perfect timing for ESPN as the “O.J. Made In America” documentary is set to debut part one tonight.