October 17, 2006

Now That You're Married, Can You Introduce Walt Frazier to Your Lady Friends?

Overheard the following exchange between TV commentators Mike Breen and Walt "Clyde" Frazier during Tuesday night's Knicks-Celtics exhibition game:

Clyde [picking up an already running conversation on injuries]: "Same with Malik Rose, who's also been injured. He's an older player and that's really going to hurt him missing this valuable preseason action."

Breen: "He's got a hamstring problem and has been wearing the suit for the first three games. Malik Rose, who got married in September..."

Clyde: "I need to get his black book. I saw a couple of nice ladies with Malik."

Breen [realizing something needs to be said to smooth this over immediately, responds in his most earnest tone]: "We don't know if he has a black book." [He then adds suggestively, as if to say, Clyde you better agree with this]: "Course this was many years ago, I'm sure."

Clyde [taking the cue, not altogether convincingly]: "Yeah, when he was with the Spurs." [Then quickly and blatantly changing the subject, he continues]: "Malik also an entrepreneur. He has his restaurant down in San Antonio."

Breen: "Philly cheesesteaks…"

I'm sure Malik's wife was thrilled by this exchange. Poor bastard is going to have to spend the next week trying to explain to her that he doesn't really have a black book, and that the “nice ladies” must have just been autograph seekers and were not in any way, shape or form members of any still-existing harem of women pertaining to the entity that is Malik Rose.

In other news, did you hear about Clyde Frazier’s new book, The Game Within the Game? He was promoting it on air rather extensively. Apparently the original title was The Game Within the Game: How to Swiftly and Effectively Cause Domestic Strife During Live NBA Broadcasts, but the publishing company decided it was too unwieldy.


Blogger abe said...

You were watching a Knicks preseason game? Awesome.

4:32 PM, October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Clyde Frazier said...

Do you mind if we dance with your dates?

2:13 PM, October 31, 2006  

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