If you think you can get the late John Antoine to conspire, bad-talk, sully his integrity and values, you will have a hard task.
The better thing to do to forget it. John also called "Hobbles" was a basketballer and lawn tennis player, who rose to the top of both games. Administratively, frankly speaking, I don't know much of his playing prowess at both sports.
However, I did catch the tail-end of his basketball career which gave me an indication that he strives for excellence.
Our paths crossed in 1967, and since that we formed an inseparable bond. I have observed the man called John Antoine for over 50 years and his life is worthy of one to emulate.
It was in sports administration he earned his respect as an outstanding performer.
So much so that he was invited to serve on the early WITCO Sports Foundation.
John was never an "ole talk specialist", he was an action man who lived the expression "performance beats ole talk"...any day.
Given the bacchanal that passes for sports administration today, may I humbly suggest the sporting administrative life of John Antoine should be made into a handbook as a template on how to act in top positions in sport.
Didn't I hear someone say a handbook on the life of John focusing on his sporting administrative career would be useful?
Rest in peace, "Johnny".
Editor's Note: John Antoine died on May 4th 2019 and was cremated at Belgroves Memorial Centre, Orange Grove, Trincity.