After the Paulie Malignaggi-Amir Khan presser ended Ã¢â‚¬â€œ more on that tomorrow Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll find there Ã¢â‚¬â€œ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve run into Freddy Prinze sidekick Matthew Lillard and failed St. JohnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coach Mike Jarvis, to name a couple. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a pictorial look at what I found Ã¢â‚¬â€œ or at least, what I found before employees came by and glared me out the door.
Note Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s appalling, but lamentably, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what was playing when I was there. Brush her teeth with a bottle of Jack, indeed.
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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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Top random people I met in the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ00Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s.Ã¢â‚¬Â In truth, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sort of like Forrest Gump: I run a lot, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m decent at ping-pong and I often find myself meeting a lot of random Ã¢â‚¬Å“famousÃ¢â‚¬Â people.
I think this is supposed to be a Top 10 list, but it looks like thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a hard and fast rule for Trumbull, as someone had a Top 71 list. So, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like anyone to know what I look like, so you wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see any here.
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