You want some of this?
I corresponded with him and then his father for a while. I bought a big trophy from Danny and his father sent me gratis a home made video of Danny beating Earl Strickland. And the book about Danny was great. I know Danny had his struggles but he was another great character in the pool world. Rest in peace Pool Brother.
I don't think you're out of line at all because I've thought about it too over the last 12 hours or so. When he was feeling worthless, this game gave him something to work towards; a purpose.I may be out of line here, but my intentions are good.
The greatest legacy of Danny IMO, is using pool to bring him back from the brink of mental health. Without pool, I think Danny would have been lost years ago. I have never met the man but have read books and articles when he was at his lowest, pool was able to give him focus and a purpose.
Sure, it would be great if the top 100 pool players could actually make a decent living, but complaining about it doesnt help.
I wish comfort for his friends and family.
There were a couple of moments when Corey seemed to enjoy watching a guy in top form and forget he was stuck in the chair.RIP Danny.
Danny Basavich vs. Corey Deuel, 2004 Glass City Open:
I read on a few occasions, he would will his opponent's money and then his opponent would invite Danny to stay in his guest room. That's charm. It's really a shame to lose him.Danny was always the guy in the pool room that would be able to magically put a smile on your face no matter the situation.
I spoke with "Bristol Bob Begey" yesterday and, of course, he is plenty sad over the passing of his dear friend. I've been doing a series of Storyteller interviews here locally and Bristol Bob's interview is scheduled for sometime during the next month or so. Bob said he was supposed to be doing another KD overhaul also was supposed to begin in the next month or so. Bob had a special ability with Danny as far as motivating him. So sad that this won't be happening.special guy
his book resonated with me as real, stories told honestly by a real person, not the type of exaggerated bs in most pool bios
from a pro pool stand point he achieved alot in little time, some spectacular wins
I'm sure his road partner from the book is deeply saddened