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Locked In with NBA Players
Rick Reilly
December 21, 1998
I'll take a few questions now. Yes?
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December 21, 1998

Locked In With Nba Players

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I'll take a few questions now. Yes?

Q: Is it true that last week you conned your way into a pickup game with Shaquille O'Neal, Antonio McDyess and other NBA stars?

A: Yes.

Q: Which did it involve, cash payments or incriminating photographs?

A: Neither. It was just me and some of my homies—Shaq, Dice, the Wizards' Otis Thorpe, the 76ers' Mark Davis, former NBA standout Rodney McCray, guys like that.

Q: Is it true that you wore your geeky Ivy League glasses and test-pattern shorts? And your watch, for god's sake?

A: Only so the paramedics would be able to affix time of death.

Q: Why in the name of all that is good and decent in the world did they let you play?

A: Because I asked.

Q: You asked?

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