“But Bubba was a great guy, and he was one of the only athletes that I knew that lived in downtown Baltimore. And so, he had a great apartment and he threw a lot of parties. And this one particular evening, I was at his party and there was this guy who came up to me and asked me…he said, ‘Hey Earl. Do you wanna do this?’ I said, ‘What is that?’ He said, ‘Aw, man. Just take a toke. Don’t take to much.’ And I said ‘Alright.’ So I took a toke, and the next thing I know I was in so-called la-la land. Everything seemed to be going along in slow motion. It seemed like all those psychedelic films that I had seen prior to that, it seemed like I was in it.
“And for all the time that I was there, it seemed to be a couple of hours just from that one little toke, I was very, very out of it. And for me, I’m kind of a control freak. And for me, I couldn’t control myself. There was women who looked like women that were naked, and crawling on the floors, and all those type of things. And somehow I got out of there and got back to my house and got in bed and woke up the next morning. And one of the things I promised myself was that I’d never put myself in that position again. And I haven’t. It was a lesson well-learned, and fortunately, I survived it.”
Here’s the full podcast. Monroe also shared his thoughts on Jason Collins and 1970’s trash talk. He also calls Phil Jackson a hippie, which is cool.