“If it doesn’t have to be a basketball player, George W. Bush. I would dunk on [him], break the rim and shatter the glass.”—LeBron James, in response to the question, ”If there was one guy on the planet you could dunk on, who would it be?” (via nbaplayoffs2009)
“Eso Won Books is the leading African-American book vendor in Los Angeles. The owners serve wine and cheese when famous writers such as Maya Angelou and Walter Mosley come by to read. Tonight they hand Barack Obama a glass of water and bring him to the back of the bookstore, where his audience awaits him. All nine of them.”—A portrait of Obama the author.
I have this to say about the song/player Detlef Schrempf:
NBA Jams - “Detlef Schrempf” by Band of Horses.
This song is more of a plea, really- a plea that Detlef’s crew cut is never softened by conditioner; a plea that his wobbly hen-like legs keep Dennis Rodman from his 18th offensive rebound; a plea that a man’s wife not change the channel while Detlef is only a free throw away from a new career-high; a plea that his long goose neck not intrude on that same man’s bed fantasy’s later that night as he makes troubled love to his 6’2 wife who, he insists, keep her hair short, and that she learn German.
I don’t think enough comedians/pundits are using Obama’s “Change We Can Believe In” slogan as a sarcastic punchline. I think there’s some real fresh opportunities there. Also, there weren’t enough Reagan jokes in the 80’s.