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Re: Walker is FAT!!!
"Jaime Salud Castillo, Jr." wrote:
> If you found my report a joke and not credible or simply a lie, then check
> out adidas 3 on 3 international tour, man!!! You call me a LIAR!!! Of
> course, it was before the earthquake!!! Maybe, you should think more before
> judging other people's honest reports and not generalize that everyones just
> making up crap!!!
Thanks for the clarification that Antoine's visit to Taiwan took place awhile
ago and not over the weekend. I expected someone would have reported it when it
actually happened rather than waiting until now to break the news about
Antoine's "triple chin" etc. Even Adidas fails to mention the tour on the
basketball segment of their Web site (adidas.com), which is what first made me
(erroneously) suspicious. When Paul Pierce went on his Nike-backed tour of
Taiwan at roughly the same time, it got splashed all over the front page of
NBA.COM. So I was just surprised that local papers haven't at least mentioned in
passing that Pierce's teammate (a reigning NBA All Star and team captain) also
had ventured that far abroad. For example when Pierce got interviewed about his
reaction to the Taiwan quake, one would expect the local reporter or Pierce
himself to have mentioned that Antoine was also there prior to the quake.
Anyway, that's why I assumed your post to be a prank, cleverly making fun of our
worst fears about ol'Antoine etc. I don't view telling jokes as a sin, so in
this sense I think you are overreacting to any perceived insults. Please keep
posting these scoops. This one was a whopper.
> Well, sorry if I just wanted to share a tidbit (a true and honest one). I
> never really post in this list until I saw a concerning sight of one of our
> players. Because I thought it is important to share such news that'll be a
> key in our CELTICS' SUCCESS. So if my postings are just laughing stocks and
> jokes, then forget it!!!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Josh Ozersky <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 9:57 PM
> Subject: Re: Walker is FAT!!!
> > Honestly Josh I don't believe Antoine Walker was anywhere near Taiwan
> > during, before or after the major earthquake. I assumed it was a clever
> > joke. That's a 14-hour flight just to sit in the audience to watch some
> > three-on-three ball in a country that isn't even diplomatically
> > recognized by more than a dozen governments. The other Toine sighting
> > (reported by Paul M.) involving whips and leather was a little more
> > credible and disturbing. :-)
> > -----
> > Josh Ozersky wrote:
> > > Everyone seems to be having a bit of sport about this,
> > > but I am really alarmed by it. If Walker is visibly
> > > fat, there is going to be a major problem between he
> > > and Pitino going in to the season, and it could cause
> > > a lot of trouble. Walker won't be able to practice
> > > properly until he has lost the weight, and Pitino will
> > > be hopping mad. What's worse, you can't just knock 20
> > > pounds off a guy without Martin Lawrence methods.
> > > This strikes me as a real worry. We'll know by
> > > tomorrow, or today if anyone listens to WEEI. Today
> > > is media day.
> > >