HELLO!>>Jimmy: HOW ARE YOU?>>I’M GOOD, MAN.>>Jimmy: I LOVE HAVING YOU HERE.>>I HAVE A BONE.>>Jimmy: WHAT?>>WITH THE RAY ROMANO GUY. YOU GOT TO BE CRACKED TO NAME A SHOW “EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND.” HE’S THE GREATEST.>>Jimmy: HE’S GREAT. YOU HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. BOTH LIKE GAMBLING, ALL THAT STUFF.>>WE DO, WE DO.>>Jimmy: WHAT’S THE BEWORST BET YOU EVER MADE?>>LAST WEEKEND BETTING AGAINST BILL BELICHICK. IT WAS STUPID ON MY PART.>>Jimmy: IT LOOKS SMART WHEN YOU WIN BUT NOT WHEN YOU LOSE. YOU NOBEL BILL BELICHICK.>>WE ARE. HE’S A GREAT GUY. HE’S FUNNY WHEN YOU GET TO KNOW HIM. HE’S NOT GOING TO TALK TO THE PRESS. IT’S A TOUGH JOB HE GOT. I TELL YOU WHAT, THOUGH. LAST WEEK HE INVITED ME TO PRACTICE IN ATLANTA BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL.>>Jimmy: OH, REALLY?>>AND WE WERE HAVING A GREAT TIME, HE AND MR. KRAFT TREATED ME SO NICE. BUT THEN I MADE A MISTAKE.>>Jimmy: WHAT?>>I LOOKED TOM BRADY IN THE EYES.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>I’M LOOKING AT THESE GUYS AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I LOOK AT GRONK AND TOM BRADY IS RIGHT HERE. I LOOK THEM IN THE EYES AND I SAID “DAMN, YOU’RE A PRETTY MAN.” I GOT SO EMBARRASSED I STARTED TURNING MY HEAD TO TALK TO HIM. HEY, MAN, IT’S GOOD TO TALK TO YOU.>>Jimmy: YOU DIDN’T WANT TO LOCK EYES. YOU DIDN’T WANT TO FALL IN LOVE.>>THE DEFENSE LOOKING AT THEIR EYES, THEY GET MESMERIZED. HE’S A PRETTY MAN, Y’ALL.>>Jimmy: HOW ABOUT THAT.>>YEAH. HE’S A NICE GUY, TOO. BUT I CAN’T LOOK HIM IN THE EYES.>>Jimmy: HE’S A HANDSOME DEVIL, NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT.>>HE’S TLICHG GOOD LIFE. THERE’S A RADIO STATION, PUBLIC RADIO STATION IN BOSTON WHO DID A STORY ABOUT THERE FRIENDSHIP YOU STRUCK WITH THE MAN WHO TURNED OUT TO BE A SCIENTIST.>>YES.>>Jimmy: HE TURNED — >>GOD REST HIS SOUL. HE LIVED IN IOWA AND WE BECAME REALLY GOOD FRIENDS. UNFORTUNATELY, HE PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR.>>Jimmy: YOU MET HIM IN A BAR.>>I DID. I’M NOT ONE TO FREQUENT BARS. I MET HIM IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED CITIES IN THE WORLD.>>Jimmy: IS IT?>>I HAD TO SPEAK AT KEVIN JOHNSON’S EVENT.>>Jimmy: MAYOR, RIGHT?>>MAYOR. WE HIT IT OFF. I SAID I’M GOING TO DINNER. HE SAID I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO DINNER YOU. WE WENT TO DINNER. WE GOT TO KNOW EACH OTHER.>>Jimmy: JUST THE TWO OF I?>>JUST THE TWO OF US. THERE’S NOT A LOT OF ASIAN PEOPLE WHERE I WAS BORN. SOMEBODY ASKED ME WHO’S THAT WITH YOU? I SAID THAT’S LYNN. HE CAME TO MY MOM’S FUNERAL. MEANT A GREAT DEAL TO ME. UNFORTUNATELY LAST YEAR I WENT TO HIS FEW RAL. I HAD NEVER MET HIS FAMILY BEFORE. THE FAMILY WAS AMAZING. WE’RE GOING TO MISS HIM.>>Jimmy: YOU DID AN INTERVIEW WITH HIS DAUGHTER.>>YES.>>Jimmy: IT’S A VERY TOUCHING INTERVIEW.>>IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE I HAD NEVER MET HIS FAMILY. THEY’D ONLY HEARD ABOUT ME FROM A DISTANCE. I THINK THEY THOUGHT I WAS A MIRAGE. THEN I GO INTO THIS FUNERAL AND IT’S ME AND 500 ASIANS, AND THEY’RE LOOKING AT T ME LIKE, OH, CHARLES BARKLEY’S REALLY HERE. UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, IT WAS REALLY COOL.>>Jimmy: IT WAS VERY — >>HE WAS A SPECIAL MAN. THEN I LEARNED ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DID FOR HIS COMMUNITY, PEOPLE HE HAD BROUGHT OVER FROM HIS COUNTRY. THE WORLD IS GOING TO MISS THAT.>>Jimmy: IT’S A WONDERFUL STORY. PEOPLE SHOULD LOOK THAT UP AND LISTEN TO IT.>>THANK YOU.>>Jimmy: IS IT TRUE YOU AND MICHAEL JACKSON WERE FRIENDS?>>NO. WE TALKED ON THE PHONE AND HE HUNG UP ON ME.>>Jimmy: WHY?>>I DEFENDED MICHAEL JACKSON ONE TIME. WHEN HE THEY WOULD BABY OVER THE BALCONY. THEY CALLED AND SAID MICHAEL JACKSON — >>Jimmy: INDICATE. H WAIT. HOW DID YOU DEFEND THAT?>>I SAID WE SHOULDN’T MAKE A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT. I SAID LET’S NOT MAKE A DIG DEAL ABOUT IT. MY PEOPLE CALLED AND SAID HE WANT TO THANK ME. HE CALLED AND SAID “I SAW YOU DEFENDED ME AGAINST THAT MEAN OLD LADY GLORIA ALREAD ON TELEVISION. I SAID I GOT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING. I’M YOUR BIGGEST FAN. IT’S BEEN AN HONOR TO WATCH YOU GROW UP AND MATURE. I SAID HELLO? APPARENTLY HE SAID WHAT THE HELL HE HAD TO SAY AND HE HUNG UP. HEY, I’M GOING ON. I’M TELLING HIM WHAT A BIG FAN I