Rockets’ Daryl Morey talks The Tiger King, a potential lost year, more

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On Netflix’s The Tiger King

The most watched show in America of late has been The Tiger King, which is a seven-episode docu-series on Netflix. If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch it, I’d certainly recommend taking a look, because frankly, what else is there to do?

It’s not like you can turn on the tv and watch the Houston Rockets in action, as the coronavirus epidemic has halted that. Speaking of which, the epidemic could partly be the reason for the success of Netflix special, as Adam Clanton stated during the interview.

The Netflix special even made it’s way to the White House, as President Trump was strangely asked if he would issue a pardon to one of the show’s main characters. Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey expressed his source of entertainment of late, which has certainly been The Tiger King.

I did watch some of The Tiger King. That’s one of the best produced documentaries I’ve ever seen. Have you guys watched that? The guy who did it hit the documentary jackpot. He had to have known he was sitting on one of these crazy stories that comes once in your lifetime.

That’s one of those docs like Making a Murderer that comes along every year or two that shocks everyone. I had a little glimpse of people that are into these things from Dwight Howard, he was into the exotic pets so I got a little bit of an inkling into it. He was mostly into snakes. But I did not know there was anything like this subculture.

As you can see, Morey had alot to say about The Tiger King, but it’s also interesting to hear former Houston Rockets center was interested in snakes, which is how Morey first got acclimated with the world of exotic pets. Speaking of exotic, you’ve likely heard about Joe Exotic, who is the main character in the Tiger King special.

Even if you haven’t seen the series, you’ve likely seen the memes all over social media, which have provided the comic relief we’ve all been in need of. All in all, Morey let us know he maintains a healthy dosage of Netflix, as he also mentioned Making a Murderer.

Morey was so up-to-date on the Tiger King that he even knew the origins and how it ultimately became the Tiger King.

I think that started out as a snake documentary right? And then they discovered that the one snake guy had a snow leopard? You’ve gotta give credit to the guy that did the documentary. Most people go in on doing a snake documentary and don’t jump to the better story, so good lesson to go to the better story if one comes along.

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Morey provided a great lesson during his comments about the Netflix special: go to the better story if one comes along.