You can’t HANDLE the ball!

April 28, 2009

Okay guys, this is your big chance tonight. We’re playing the Lakers, so Old Coach has some sage advice for you. Listen up.

You can make or break your career tonight. You know how?

What? By scoring the winning shot? Oh please, get a grip!

No! Tonight you can get your big break because Jack Nicholson will be at the game, and you can do something so dramatic that you get photographed near him! You can’t buy publicity like that!

Now we’re all going to practice our Nicholson Slides. Wave your arms and legs and aim for a folding chair, guys. Again. Again!

But one word of caution. If Nicholson is sitting there with an older guy who seems to have his arm around him, that’s not the time to do it. You should – Hey! Deron! Are you listening to Old Coach? What did I just say?

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Utah Jazz’s Deron Williams slides into spectators, including actor Jack Nicholson, while reaching for a loose ball, in Los Angeles, April 27, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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In other news…Jack Nicholson proved that he’s not too old to kick some ass as he went ninja on basketball player Deron Williams during a game…

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Hey, welcome back, K. First comment on this one, too – I know you like when that happens…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Looks like he suprised Nicholsen

Posted by Get Paid Online | Report as abusive

Mr Bob,

The lady seems to looking at Derons legs as if they were pork chops!

Mmmm…pork chops!

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

Anybody that wears lame-ass high-tops like that deserves to get their asses kicked by has-been geriatric actors!

(flame on!)

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

make hip hop beat…

You all missed Kurtis Blow and the Sugar Hill Gang. Props on someone knowing who Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are. Mentioning the Beatie Boys without reference to Doctor Dre is a rap sin. De La Soul are weak hippie rapper- wanna- be lamers. B…

Posted by make hip hop beat | Report as abusive

My thoughts exactly.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

“De La Soul are weak hippie rapper- wanna- be lamers”. You got to be joking. The words; Weak, Hippie, wanna-be and lamers. Dam what are you smoking? Next you’ll be saying all the Native tongue’s are weak and Mos Def and Common should give up. Not mentioning Dr. Dre is a sin? Skipping someone who is played out is never a sin. Make hip hop beat… out of that!

Posted by Thomterrible | Report as abusive

Oh and I think Jack Nicholson is ready to go all Kung Fu Master on dude. The girl and the guy down the way are looking mighty hungry at Mr. Williams’ butt.

Posted by Thomterrible | Report as abusive

If he was reaching for a loose ball his hands are in the wrong place.

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