Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Larry Hughes Hits Big Shot; Joe Biden Looks On With Approval

So I'm sitting here watching the Bulls game and its tied 97-97. It's been a hard-fought game against the Knicks (by hard-fought I mean poor defense and a lot of running and jacking up bad shots) and Larry Hughes gets a good look at a 3-pointer with just under a minute in the game. He shoots, he scores! The Bulls go up 100-97. The Knicks come down the court and miss a layup. Then the Bulls go back the other way and take a shot and...Larry Hughes gets the offensive rebound! What a sequence for Larry Hughes, he is playing great when the Bulls need it. the Knicks make a quick foul and the camera pans to the crowd and who do we see?

It's Vice President-Elect Joe Biden with a goofy smirk on his face. (Apologies for the bad picture, I took it with my phone off the TV). He seems pretty damn proud of Hughes. Maybe that's what Hughes has needed all along, the approval of a father figure. Why can't that father figure be Jumpin' Joe Biden?

David Axelrod: "Ok I'll be the Bernie
Bickerstaff of Obama's staff and
Rahm-Bo can be Del Harris. I guess
you can be the Pete Myers, Joe."

**Side Note: Bulls won 105-100.

***UPDATE: [From reader Gavin] David Axelrod is a long-time Bulls season-ticket owner and if people remember correctly, his son attended a few games from time to time. On one notable occasion, he and Antonio Davis's wife got into an argument with Antonio (newly traded to the Knicks) wading into the crowd to separate the two of them. No one knew who Axelrod was at the time. [Nice find]


StevieY19 said...

There's a Blagojevich joke here somewhere, but I'm too tired to find it.

real stadiums have roofs said...

axelrod had every right to get into it with davis' wife. a seat in the united center is a (bleep) valuable thing, you don't just give it away for nothing. the whole thing is reminiscent of aaron burr's duel with alexander hamilton.

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