You may have noticed there’s a new reporter at KRTV named Alex Grubb – he’s off to a great start, and he came to us from Tucson, Arizona. Heh…he arrived here just in time for our sub-zero blast. When Alex came up to apply for the position several weeks ago, I mentioned that I have Arizona roots, too; born in Phoenix and spent the first six years of my life there, although I have very few memories of it.
Alex said that his grandfather has owned a car dealership in Phoenix for many years, and I said it would be cool if my dad and his grandfather knew each other. Even though my father left Phoenix in 1973 to join the Air Force, he was a pretty prominent guy in the “Valley Of The Sun” back then, being an original partner in the Phoenix Suns and owning a minor-league football team.
So I e-mailed my dad and asked him if he knew Lou Grubb, and sure enough, I got this reply back:
I sure do. Lou was a good friend – he and his wife joined us when we went on a two-game Suns road trip to Chicago (Bulls) and Milwaukee (Bucks). We lost in Chicago – but beat the Bucks, who had Lou Alcindor playing for them (who later became Kareem Abdul Jabbar)!
Small world, indeed!