So when Sarah wanted to do a Fan Friday link-up about sports, I
What! You almost talked to Tony Parker? Eva Longoria's ex-husband?!
No, not Tony Parker. Anthony Parker!
Who the hell is that?
At the time, I worked at the Air Canada Center (it's where your hockey and basketball teams come to kick our ass), in the sports store and was almost religiously into basketball. This is back when the Raptors were actually making it into the first round of the playoffs (see what I mean about jumping on bandwagons?).
I worked every shift that the Raptors were playing. Getting paid to watch the game was like a dream. I suppose I was should have been helping customers or something, but I really couldn't be bothered to. Not while my future husband was making three-pointers anyway.
So how did I almost talk to him?
Our lockers were on the top floor of the ACC. That's the same place where the Raptors practice court is. So, one day, I'm getting out of the elevator to go to my locker and who do I see walking towards the practice court? That's right? Parker! My mouth dropped. I was so excited. I was ready to yell out his name and get his attention, but I just stood there frozen with excitement until he disappeared into the court. I felt like an idiot.
Don't feel bad for me though.
As I was getting out of the elevator another day, Mo Pete (also a former Toronto Raptor) was about to get in. He saw me, stopped, smiled and said hi. I turned around. There was no behind me. Was he really saying hi to me?? I looked at him strangely. "Yeah, hi you." He said again to me. I think I made a squeaking noise, said hi back and skipped off.
Also, Bargnani held the elevator door open for me once.
Clearly, I was all buddy-buddy with the sports players.
Oh and how did I know it was Parker? After all, he was walking in front of me and I didn't see his face.
I recognized him by his butt.
And for #backthatazzup Friday
"Let's make the most of the night, like we're going to die young."