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'Tis the Season
Lars Anderson
May 27, 2013
Christmas is seven months away, but the giving spirit abounds in the sports world. Last week Tulsa Shock star Skylar Diggins got a sweet gift from her agent, Jay-Z, upon her graduation from business school at Notre Dame: a Mercedes SUV. ("I got 99 problems but a BENZ ain't one," she tweeted.) And after The Washington Post blog DC Sports Bog ran a link to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III 's Bed, Bath and Beyond wedding registry, fans bought the Redskins' QB and his fiancée, Rebecca Liddicoat, almost everything on it. (The empty boxes provided the backdrop for a picture RGIII tweeted.)
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May 27, 2013

'tis The Season

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Christmas is seven months away, but the giving spirit abounds in the sports world. Last week Tulsa Shock star Skylar Diggins got a sweet gift from her agent, Jay-Z, upon her graduation from business school at Notre Dame: a Mercedes SUV. ("I got 99 problems but a BENZ ain't one," she tweeted.) And after The Washington Post blog DC Sports Bog ran a link to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III 's Bed, Bath and Beyond wedding registry, fans bought the Redskins' QB and his fiancée, Rebecca Liddicoat, almost everything on it. (The empty boxes provided the backdrop for a picture RGIII tweeted.)

While Diggins's present was seen widely as a touching gesture—Hova can spare the cash—the largesse toward Griffin prompted some backlash. (ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio called the practice of ordinary folks buying gifts for multimillionaires they don't know "a tax on the poor and delusional.") But several fans told the Post they were happy they splurged. "I'm just not going to go out to happy hour one time during the week," said one, who bought the couple a $30 set of Brita water filters. "I mean, it's just kind of funny to say I bought RGIII a present." Mazel tov!

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