Since I think 2006 one of my all time favorite gigs has been the NBA Rookie PhotoShoot.
Why?? Because I get to chillout and play music all day for the future stars of professional Basketball. Thats me and that dude from the supersonic’s Durant something or other when he was a rookie.
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Last year I had to miss it because I was running around the world with Mr. Carter, view but this year I wasn’t going to miss the festivities…
In the past years it tends to be fun, purchase and what people seem to easily forget, is that most of these rookies are just kids… probably cause they’re about 20 feet taller then the average person.
I needed to stand on a chair to be on eye level with them. Stupid tall people.
Being that these guys are Huge Kids, they’re favorite songs are the current slurry of hits – In this case, I played Teach them how to Dougie about 5 times, and of course all the southern slang I had in my computer…
When those songs hit… well, the players start whylin out.
The top Cutup of this squad, was DeMarcus Cousins, a gold star to john wall too. Wouldn’t be suprised if he ends up on Dancing with the stars when he retires…
THEN, its usually a quick step away to them wanting to “Learn” How to DJ… or at least… Look like they know how to DJ.
YEAH, I LOOK LIKE A LITTLE PERSON. SHUT DA HELL UP.
Anyways, it always turns into a hot mess….
This situation usually ends up getting some “Real NBA News Coverage” –
The folk over at http://dimemag.com/put this one up –
And of course, I get to interact and meet with the future players of the NBA.
One person in particular that was cool to meet was Jeremy Lin , who is I’m pretty sure… the 1st Asian American to play for the NBA.
For the most part, its him and a bunch of black dudes…. Yeah, I can relate to that.
Still, I’m a fan of the game and the players and their bright futures… so yes I got some autographs and flicks, and got to share my craft with them…
A fun as watching them DJ was… this is what they make the big bucks for… ballin.
Until Next year , good luck to you rookies in the upcoming year!