Yes, the famed 90′s talk show host, Sally Jesse Raphael, talked with TIMEabout the renewed emergence of her name along with her warned to Russell Westbrook about the infamous scarlet spectacles.
We reached her Tuesday at her Dutchess County, N.Y. home: Raphael, 77, had no clue who Russell Westbrook was, or that basketball fans were invoking her name across the web. But she issued Westbrook a warning. “The basketball player better be careful,” Rafael told Keeping Score.
This makes the interview and Russell’s fashion choices more comical, she has no idea who he was and has it been confirmed he has no idea who she was? Yes? No?
“When you become known for the cigar in your mouth, like comedians do, or glasses, or pink hair, or whatever it is, if it’s an external thing, it begins to own you.”
“If I go out to a mall where I live now, and anybody recognizes me, they say, ‘oh, why don’t you have your red glasses?”
If I was at a restaurant and was wearing the darn things, and put them down and went to the ladies room, they’d be gone. And I really need glasses to see.”
What’s her advice for Westbrook?
She warns Russell about the power of the RED GLASSES:
“So you tell your basketball player, a), be careful of what he’s doing, and b), be careful of thieves. This guy better watch it.”
How I love you, Sally Jesse!