I was at the gym…getting ready to leave (which consists of putting on clean clothes and leaving the smelly locker room as fast as possible), and I overhear this dude say, “yup, sure didn’t want to lose this championship ring…”
ok, so that caught my attention. i’m a pretty outgoing guy, so I pipe up and ask, “sir, what championship are you speaking of?”
[heart starts pumping faster and faster – it’s true…I get star struck pretty easy]
“wow” I say. “that’s cool”
we proceed to chat and I find out that I am talking to Spencer Haywood, NBA legend. He got the ring playing for the Lakers. His number (24) was retired just 2 years ago by the Seattle Sonics. He has a gold medal from the 1968 Olympics.
and I was talking to him at the gym.
[pictured below: Spencer Haywood dunking. for the record…his shorts were longer yesterday when I met him]