After the Paulie Malignaggi-Amir Khan presser ended â€“ more on that tomorrow â€“ the weather in the City was too nice not to walk around a bit, so I stopped over at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue for a little while. I like to see what initiatives theyâ€™re pushing, to stay on the pulse of a sport I like, and also to check out some of the more ridiculous items.
Also, you never know who youâ€™ll find there â€“ Iâ€™ve run into Freddy Prinze sidekick Matthew Lillard and failed St. Johnâ€™s coach Mike Jarvis, to name a couple. Hereâ€™s a pictorial look at what I found â€“ or at least, what I found before employees came by and glared me out the door.
Note â€“ If you want musical accompaniment to get the vibe of being at the store, hit play on that dreadful Kesha song after the jump. I think itâ€™s appalling, but lamentably, thatâ€™s what was playing when I was there. Brush her teeth with a bottle of Jack, indeed.
My friends over at Trumbull Island are putting together a pretty extensive and highly entertaining collection of Top Ten lists for the decade, and for the year. As I helped them save Christmas this year, they asked me if I had any contributions, and then suggested â€œTop random people I met in the â€˜00â€™s.â€ In truth, Iâ€™m sort of like Forrest Gump: I run a lot, Iâ€™m decent at ping-pong and I often find myself meeting a lot of random â€œfamousâ€ people.
I think this is supposed to be a Top 10 list, but it looks like thatâ€™s not a hard and fast rule for Trumbull, as someone had a Top 71 list. So, Iâ€™m offering a Top 16 list. This is in no particular order. Most of them are athletes, but not all of them. Also, I have pictures with most of these people, but I donâ€™t like anyone to know what I look like, so you wonâ€™t see any here.
Categories: Uncategorized Arturo Gatti, Brevin Knight, Chris Duhon, Chris Jericho, Darryl Strawberry, Elton Brand, Gheorghe Muresan, Gisele, John Cena, John Kreese, Matthew Lillard, Mike Krzyzewski, Roger Dorn, The Iron Sheik