By CODY WORSHAM
Tiger Rag Editor
Rudy Macklin, the all-time leading rebounder and second all-time leading scorer in LSU Basketball history, joined Tiger Rag Radio on March 8 to discuss the latest 30 for 30 short from ESPN, “No Kin to Me.”
Rudy Macklin’s jersey is hanging from the rafters at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center, and for good reason: He is the school’s all-time leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. Macklin led the Tigers to the 1981 Final Four in Philadelphia, where an injured finger hampered him in a semifinal loss to Indiana. Back then, the NCAA Tournament included a third-place game, and that’s where the trouble started for Macklin. Just before the consolation game against Virginia, President Ronald Reagan was shot, and after the loss, Macklin was asked if the news might have affected the team. His widely-reported response — “He’s no kin of mine” — was so blown out of proportion that he feared for his life. In this documentary, directed by Marc Kinderman, Macklin talks about the fight to restore his honor.
Check out Rudy’s interview with Tiger Rag Radio below.