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Fifth Annual Too True To Be Good
Steve Rushin
December 26, 2005
For 12 long months, Steve Rushin rummaged the depths of sports to unearth these nuggets of surreal news from 2005
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December 26, 2005

Fifth Annual Too True To Be Good

For 12 long months, Steve Rushin rummaged the depths of sports to unearth these nuggets of surreal news from 2005

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HE WON'T BEND OVER TO PICK UP A $4 MILLION BILL

Asked if his client, Latrell Sprewell, would accept less than $5 million to play basketball this season, agent Robert Gist told The New York Times, "That's a level beneath which he would not stoop or kneel."

EXCEPT ROBERT GIST--HE'S GOOD PEOPLE

Welcoming Latin American athletes to a sports festival in Havana, Cuban president Fidel Castro denounced the "promoters, agents and all the parasites that live off the efforts of the athlete to get rich."

SOMEONE OWES AGENTS AN APOLOGY, FIDEL

Reviled agent Drew Rosenhaus performed CPR on an unconscious boy pulled from a swimming pool at the Grand Floridian resort near Disney World, saving his life.

THAT ALL CHANGED WITH HARLEQUIN'S FIRST NASCAR NOVEL

According to the London Daily Mail, Victoria (Mrs. David) Beckham told a Spanish magazine, "I haven't read a book in my life."

IT'S ALSO HOW BECKS LANDED POSH

A spring training game had to be called when Colorado Rockies pitcher Darren Oliver was swarmed by bees, evidently attracted to the coconut oil in his hair gel.

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