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“AND YOU GET A RING! AND YOU YOU GET A RING! And You!!!! Not you KOBE , sit down!” lol!!!

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Yet another reason to dislike Dominique Wilkins .  lol.   I was going through Youtube crap and found this  video with him in it (4:35 minutes in). It Made me think of the time I met Mr. Wilkins…

When I was a 19 year old  package pick-up dude for Sears, I brought something out for Wilkins  one saturday afternoon.  As you can tell by the Articles in this blog, I am a HUGE basketball fan (and 5’5″) . It was an insanely busy day at Sears (another “Super Saturday”…sales days which I grew to loathe ) and package pick-up was a little backed-up with customers waiting for their stuff. After pulling tickets and pulling down HUGE televisions and lawn mowers etc. , I heard the people in the back office (next to package pick-up) joking about “Dominique Wilkins buying the place (Sears) and making changes”. I chimed in with “doesn’t he play in Europe now” and some other comments about him never winning a title or something (never knowing why they even brought him up).  Then I walked outside with the microwave that I pulled off of the shelves, and read “Wilkins!” off of a pick-up slip.  The room full of people started to chuckle. Confused, I looked around and then ‘Nique stepped from behind a vending machine that he was crouched next to. I was extremely surprised to see all 6’8″ of “the human highlight” film while I was bringing a microwave to him while I was at work. Needless to say I was like a little kid again.

That ended pretty quickly though.

When I finally go over being in awe, I managed to  say something lame like “I liked [his] game in the NBA” or something. Instead of some standard fan meet-and-greet pleasantries , he said “Yeah, my ride is over there”  and pointed to his HUGE hummer vehicle. I was a little embarrassed that I had complimented him. Then he gave a half-assed “thank you” and drove away in his gas-guzzler !

It was the most ANNOYING expirence that I ever had meeting an NBA player and he made “the list”. lol. That imaginary list that we all have (admit it!) of assholes that we would love to get to verbally blast one day.

Over the years I have tried to rationalize it. Maybe he was busy and running late? Maybe he was tired of being “on” all day and wanted to get home? Who knows what his deal was that day? I don’t really care as much about Wilkins’ demeanor as this blog probably makes it seem (and I love my height too 🙂 ). It just had me thinking about NBA players and celebrities in general.

I’ve met a few NBA players  living/working  in Orlando…the coolest of which were Matt Gierger, John Amaechi and Nick Anderson. Anderson gave toys to underprivileged kids at my community center when I was a kid…without his Magic teammates or the organization/cameras with him (I got a remote-control car…if I remember correctly).

NBA players (or celebrities in general) please remember to be  good to the fans…especially “the kids”. That’s why I always respected Michael’s approach to the game and to his fans. Realizing his importance to fans and being so nice to people (knowing that it may be the ONE time that they get to see him) showed how PROFESSIONAL he was. Good or Bad the experiences we have with these guys  makes an impression (We won’t even get into P.J. Brown at Universal Studios (when I worked there…yet 🙂 ). That meeting was probably a little worse…those two made me not want to meet celebrities I liked).

In the case of Dominique Wilkins, a pretty horrible impression was created…but a pretty funny story came out of it too!

Thanks Dominique!                            

You too small!!”                                  

That’s What Kevin Durant (close to 7 feet tall) told Dwyane Wade (6’4″) in a cross match-up that saw the silky smooth Durant swish another shot in these NBA Finals. Dwayne Wade could only manage a surprised “what did you say?”.

 I’m a 5’5″ Miami Heat fan and I still loved it!

I LOVE OKC and I LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE the HEAT ! OKC may be the future but Miami seems to be the “NOW“! They have the urgency and they are playing great right now! I love KD getting a TINY bit of cockiness, though. Great scorers, who want to ultimately win it all, MUST  have a little cockiness.

Oh, and one little guy to another…Wade you have to COVER HIS EYES, not go for the block! He is waaaaay too tall for that (with an even taller person’s wingspan) !If you would have gotten the ball (highly unlikely)…you would’ve got some hand too. Then you would end up in foul trouble like Kevin. 🙂 

The Heat won the game and Kevin’s uncharacteristic trash-talk may be an attempt to give himself and his team more urgency. Could this be a crack in the Oklahoma poised armor or lightning before the THUNDER comes? We will see…PIVOTAL game 4 on Tuesday 9pm on ABC.

Check out the Video of this Exchange below:

Deshawn Stevenson…tsk tsk tsk. Oh, Deshawn! 🙂

If you haven’t heard…he’s not Michael, Magic or Bird…oops, I mean DeShawn Stevenson put a damn ATM in his kitchen. Let me repeat DESHAWN STEVENSON PUT AN ATM IN HIS KITCHEN!

Well, since DeShawn opened the door for this, let’s talk about thenumber$“. According to NBA.com DeShawn (a 6’5″ guard for the Nets) averaged 2.9 points , 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists a game in this 2011-2012 NBA season. “All” in  18 minutes per game! Stevenson scored one more basket than you or I did and we never laced up our sneakers to play an NBA game this year (I’m still holding onto the hope that I will be picked up by a franchise next year…anyone need a 5’5″ point guard ?).

As a matter of fact, Stevenson has never even cracked the 12 point per game mark over an entire NBA season.

I thought you had to AT LEAST have 20 before the ATM would even “talk to you” (as Chris Rock would say). This was the ridiculous sports story of the day and I have to give it up to DeShawn for putting a smile on my face.

All kidding aside (well not all kidding), WHY does he need an ATM in his kitchen? Does he really have THAT many hookers coming through his front door (check the name of the blog)! That is the ONLY reason I can think of for a grown man to have an Automated Teller Machine in his kitchen!!  In the words of Chris Rock  “Have you ever taken $200 out of  the ATM at 3am for something positive!?” .

You know I’m right! 🙂

And If you see the picture (below) you will notice that he is dressed like the love-child of Nicki Minaj and Andre 3000 (but there is a paternity conflict because “Lucky” the “Lucky Charms” cereal  Leprechaun is in the mix).

Maybe it’s more innocent than I think. Maybe he gambles with his buddies and he is tired of them not paying him his money. There is only so muchI need to go to the ATM “dawg”…you live too far away from the city, man!” you can take from your “boys”. 

A  lost bet is the only way he could explain that outfit!  😦

Much like his awful shooting percentage this season and those pants…DeShawn is showing terrible decision making . He definitely missed the  mark again with his “household ATM” pics.

He has an “insane” obsession with money, though. He has a five-dollar bill tattoo on his trachea and dollar signs across his back! Maybe the answer is in the photo he took next to his home ATM…

If that kid in the pic on the right-hand side is DeShawn as a kid, I think we have the answer. It’s another case of “awkward kid builds himself up and shows off when he is a (no less awkward) adult”.

AN ATM!!! AN ATM!!!

As a banker (by trade), this was the perfect storm of silliness…almost tailor-made to make me die laughing.

Oh Man, I love the NBA…but what are you doing to me? I told you  that you were paying role players WAAAAYYYY too much money, NBA.

My silliest blog in weeks but it’s fun stuff .  A  more serious blog is on the way…

Does this make New York LIN-BOW now!? or are they BOW-LIN’ in NY?… Not sure if  I  posted this in time…before someone else called it these…this was the first thing that popped in my  head when I heard about the news a few days ago…I wanted Teabow in FLA though. 

I am very excited because fail or flourish, it will be a VERY interesting ride for Teabow  in New York !

 Now on a SERIOUS NOTE

 

Am I gonna be the first one to start it?…..: Who’s in on the VIRGINITY SPREAD! lol! HOW long is “Teabs” going to be a virgin in New York? I got $20 on  a year, lol!! kidding

http://youtu.be/zMK9FKMG3Nc