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Most Famous Person You've Played Basketball With...

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by 3814, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. 3814

    3814 Contributing Member

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    I haven't balled with anybody big - but I want to hear your stories.

    You can include anybody famous - athletes, celebrities, musicians, or other well known people.

    Here are mine:

    Javier Glatt - Middle Linebacker for the BC Lions... I guarded him in three pick-up games a couple years ago. I held my own, outscored him, and my team won 2 of the games.

    Ben Carson - World Famous Neurosurgeon... Okay, I didn't really play basketball with him. But we shot around for 20 minutes with my brothers and his kids.

    Brent Price - when he played for the Grizzlies... I beat him in a mini-basketball free-throw competition at a PGA tour event and won 4 tickets to a Grizzlies game.

    Alright...so I know mine are pretty lame. But let's hear yours!
     
  2. Kam

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    could have played with Shawn Kemp in the summer of 2001.


    he was fat then.
     
  3. yuantian

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    REECE GAINES.

    in gym class. he was real good in high school. :D i can't believe we graduated the same year. i didn't really play against him. just shooting in gym class. :D

    oh, and a few NFL players that graduated university here. i get scared when these big guys charge at you. so i just run away. but i couldn't get away.
     
  4. Beck

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    Danny Fortson. mid 90's

    My boys and I were playing pickup in a local park (Pittsburgh) and had stayed on for like 3 games in a row.

    Then Fortson and 4 of his boys show up. We had a guy who was 6'6'', but only weighed about 210. We were all like 15 or 16. Third or fourth trip down, Fortson posts me up, spins away and dunks. I couldn't even see around him he was so big. I tried to front him on the other times down, so I didn't get dunked on.

    We lost 11-3, and our three came on 25ft jumpers.
     
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    Moochie Norris guarded me once when I was backing it in.

    Steve Francis practiced behind-the-back passes with me for about 30 seconds.

    I was 13, it was Steve's bball camp after his rookie season, and I absolutely had stars in my eyes.

    Doesn't really count as "played against," but oh well, it was fantastic... :D
     
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    Kenny Smith
    Otis Thorpe
    Derrick McKey
     
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    I am the most famous person I've played bball with.
     
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    Corey Williams (DT Cleveland Browns) was on my intramural team in college.
     
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    Ike Holt - ex-Cowboys player......wore his frikkin' Superbowl ring on the basketball court. No joke. He was a TERRIBLE basketball player, but a good athlete, so he did ok. But his jump shot was horrid. He talked smack the entire time, and when he lost a game, he started yelling, "I don't have nothing to prove to nobody. I AM SOMEBODY! SUPERBOWL CHAMPION BABY!" Something along these lines anyway....

    Brooks Thompson - Used to play for Orlando and the Knicks, I think he did a short stint in Denver too.

    Sean Rooks - He was pretty good, and unlike in the NBA, he was hitting 20-25 footers with ease.

    Greg Dreiling - Stiff center that used to play with the Mavs. I was shocked at how average he was.

    Jimmy King - Former Fab-5 from Michigan.
     
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    My daughter, when she was 6, shot some jumpshots on the Toyota center floor with Dikembe Mutombo.

    No, she doesn't want to sex Mutombo (and neither do I).
     
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    Martin Zeno.

    That's right.... THE Martin Zeno :cool:
     
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    Hakeem Olajuwon- I didn't play a game with Hakeem but he was at Lifetime Fitness at Sugar Land and I was shooting on the same hoop as he was. :D It was just us two on that goal. Then he started playing full court and was pullin off the dream shake on everyone. :eek:
     
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    Emeka Okafor at Memorial Wellness Center and TJ Ford in High School.
     
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    Dave Feitl & Richard Anderson (both former Rockets) at Tallowood Baptist when I was in HS (not that anyone other than tinman probably even know who I'm talking about).
     
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    Oddibe Mcdowell's brother, Woody. This was back in the early 90's at the Y in The Woodlands. I think he played at Klein Oak. I had to guard him a few times. I was 5'8" at the time and he was roughly 6'3". He jumped over me once.
     
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    Calvin Murphy - at his basketball camp
    Rashard Lewis - we went to middle school together
     
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    Willie Sublett (ex Baylor)....and Amber Heath's Brother and Father (the girl who's mom had a hit put on her by Wanda Holloway)

    I got nothin'.....
     
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    Kevin Garnett at his basketball camp.
     
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    Dr. Charles Breithaupt, the director of the Texas UIL for athletics, guarded me in a charity game when I was in High School. I scored about 15 on him and he tried to pants me. I knew it was coming so I had an extra pair of shorts on, so it didn't work.
     
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    Hakeem Olajuwon (1-1 for a drill at clyde drexler's basketball camp when I was 8)
    Chris Young (the pitcher)
    John Lucas Jr
    Alton Ford
    Loul Deng
    bunch of other college players
     

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