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Opinion 7 NBA Playoff Pickup Lines
From @ShannonBrown AKA Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown
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Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious at a game? Send your submissions to OverheardSP at gmail. Or submit for future editions about the gym.
I was at an Arizona State University baseball games a couple weeks ago with my friend. Apparently it was Sorority night because it was packed with a bunch of Sorority girls. To our delight, they all decided to sit right behind my friend and I. About 2 innings into the game, we heard one of the girls behind us shout "Go baseball!"
My friend and I got up and found different seats.
Last year I was attending a Red vs Marlins game in Florida and was sitting in right field. There was a fan that was heckling the Reds right fielder Jay Bruce all game by using Wikipedia and other sources to find out his high school and family names, etc.
Well, it was all fun and good until all of a sudden the fan yells: "Hey Jay Bruce your the worst LEFT FIELDER in baseball!" Without skipping a beat, Jay turns around asks who was yelling. The inning ends and he goes back to the dugout. As the Reds are coming back out onto the field, Bruce has something in his hand but I cannot figure out what it is.
Jay jogs over the the right field wall and hands the fan in the front row some kind of paper to pass back to the fan. I eventually get to see what it is and I start to laugh my ass off.
It was a piece of paper that was about two paragraphs long that address what every position was. An example was: "The guy throwing the ball is the pitcher." And at the end in all CAPS it says: "NICE TRY BUT I PLAY RF BUT IT'S OK MY 3 YEAR OLD NIECE HAD TROUBLE WITH THAT TOO."
The fan did not talk the rest of the game. Best sports memory of my life.
#1 David Stern and the Frozen Envelope
The Theory: Before the 1985 NBA Draft lottery, Stern perhaps along with other top NBA executives had the envelope containing the Knicks' card frozen so Stern would be able to feel it by touch and know to leave it for the No. 1 overall pick, handing Patrick Ewing to the Knicks.
Why It Might Be True: The NBA has long wanted the big market Knicks to be good, Stern is a New York native, the team was in the toilet at the time and Patrick Ewing was the most desired rookie to come along in years. Plus, Stern has never struck anyone as the most ethical fellow.
Why It Might Be False: If David Stern was in the business of rigging things so the Knicks would be good, he would have had Isiah Thomas killed years ago. In fact, you have to wonder if there's a conspiracy against the Knicks.