Tune in to ESPN: Marvin’s on Jim Rome Show

If you’re by a television this afternoon, you might want to tune in to ESPN’s Jim Rome Is Burning. Bremerton’s Marvin Williams, the third-year forward with the Atlanta Hawks, is scheduled to be interviewed by the smack-talking host.
The 30-minute program airs at 1:30 p.m.
I think you can also hear the interview live if you go to http://www.jimrome.com/home.html.
Marvin’s had a huge game against the Sonics at KeyArena on Jan. 26, pouring in a career-high 33 points that night while looking like the dominating player many of us thought he could be.
It had to have been a satisfying and fun night for the Bremerton High grad. He came up with 50 tickets for his family and friends and there were at least that many or more who had tickets of their own.
I think you can expect more nights like that one from Williams, who’s just coming into his own. It was the kind of night that explained why Atlanta picked the versatile 6-foot-9 forward with the No. 2 pick inthe 2005 draft.

It’ll be interesting to see if Marvin continues to flash the kind of take-charge mentality he showed that night. In the few times I’ve watched him on television in the past, he always seemed to take a back seat to teammates Joe Johnson and Josh Smith. Against the Sonics, he looked like one of the best players in the NBA.
Coach Mike Woodson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “I think Marvin is still learning and I think he can do so much more because he’s capable of getting to the free-throw line. Just like the other night in Denver, Marvin got a rebound and threw a ball away to Allen Iverson instead of bringing the ball up the floor. He’s capable of doing that.
“Can you imagine him pushing the ball up the floor the way Josh Smith does? I want to see him do more of that. He needs to be more of a playmaker for us instead of just being a periphery piece as he does some nights.”
It’ll be interesting to find out what Rome can get out of Williams, who has always been a candid, but not terribly exciting interview.

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