So check this out; Wednesday night I’m on the phone with a friend and we are talking NBA playoffs.
This guy knows the game.
The Spurs at the time were down 3-1 to the Grizzlies in their best of seven series. He asked me about the game and I said, “watch San Antonio win tonight and come back to win the series.”
My friend shoots back, ‘let’s bet lunch on that’.
Taking a moment to think about it, I agreed. The odds are against me but what the heck, it’s only lunch, right? A slice of pizza, a sandwich, maybe a hot dog, hamburger?
Now understand this; I haven’t gambled in a long time. It took me a while but I finally learned a lesson (not to spend my hard-earned cash on something out of my control) but I was like, ‘what the heck, it’ll cost me $7, $8 tops’.
Boy was I wrong.
The Spurs came up short 4-2. Congrats to the Grizzlies and to my friend.
Last night at the conclusion of the game my friend sends me a text message: “If you want to pre-order I’ll take a bowl of tomato basil soup , a grilled Manitou sandwich with cherry berry coleslaw, a piece of blackberry pie and a large iced tea.”
I was like, “HUH?”
This is lunch? For a minute there I thought he was taking advantage of someone paying for his lunch.
When I think of lunch I think of a sandwich and a drink, maybe some chips thrown in. But soup and a slice of blackberry pie for dessert? Come on man!
I replied back to the guy, “what are you ordering your last supper?”
This morning upon informing my wife of my bet she said, ‘next time you make a wager with this guy, check with me first to make sure we have enough room on our credit card.’
Someone please send out an all points bulletin on Richard Jefferson of the San Antonio Spurs.
Jefferson started out decent the first two games of the Grizzlies series but where was he the last four?
Last night in Game 6 Jefferson shot 0-2 from the field in 10 minutes of action. Normally a Spur starter, Jefferson found himself on the bench to start the 2nd half.
In Game 5, in which the Spurs won Jefferson played 33 minutes and shot 2-7 from the field for 6 points.
Game 4 in 27 minutes of burn Jefferson shot 0-4 from the field.
Game 3 he played 36 minutes and shot 1-4 from the field.
In two seasons with the Spurs Jefferson’s scoring has gone down in both the regular season and in the playoffs. This season after spending time with Pop in the off-season working on his game Jefferson started out well but his scoring went down as the season went on.
The former Arizona Wildcat will get paid $30 million dollars from the Spurs over the next 3 years. Ouch!
Perhaps I should hit up R.J. to pick up my friend’s lunch?
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