David Letterman Recalls Smoking Marijuana And Being Mystified By Pitcher’s ‘Mound Of Dirt’ At Yankees Game

David Letterman Recalls Smoking Marijuana And Being Mystified By Pitcher’s ‘Mound Of Dirt’ At Yankees Game
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David Letterman once smoked a joint before a Yankees game and got so high that he doesn’t recall who won. But he does remember becoming fixated on the pitcher’s mound. The TV host shared the anecdote about his cannabis experience in the late 70s and early 80s during an interview with NBA star Kevin Durant, who also talked about his own relationship with marijuana even though the league maintains that players aren’t allowed to use it. Netflix released a clip of the interview for Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” on Monday. It shows the host and Durant casually discussing the ongoing stigmatization of cannabis, even as more states move to legalize the plant, and their personal histories with marijuana. Durant, who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, talked about his partnership with the cannabis technology company Weedmaps and how they are “trying to figure out ways to change the narrative around athletes and marijuana.”

The basketball player has been making headlines for admitting that he currently uses cannabis, despite NBA’s ban, and how he said that he’s “actually high right now” during the interview. But Letterman had his own noteworthy experience to share. “My experience with it was that I lived in California, and I was much younger and everybody was doing it. It was in the late 70s, early 80s,” Letterman said. “I can remember going to a Yankees-Angels game. And my girlfriend and I smoked a joint before the game…and I kept thinking, ‘Wow, that guy is standing on a mound of dirt. Whoa, it’s actually a mound of dirt.’” The host asked Durant whether the profundity of that revelation meant he had smoked the wrong type of marijuana, but the athlete assured him that it meant he was “smoking the right kind if you’re…

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