Wednesday, September 3, 2008
You can take the boy ouf of the frat... But you can't take the frat out of the boy.
I can see it now...
Chalmers: "Yo D, we won the national championships and all, but this is the NBA. We really need to make a name for ourselves."
Arthur: "That's what I'm sayin' Super Mario. Tim Duncan is the best power forward in the game, but I don't see them talking about him on YBF or Perez Hilton."
Chalmers: "For real, we need to do something to shake up the blogosphere!"
Arthur: "Yeah, so people will know who we are, before we even step foot on the court."
Chalmers and Arthur proceed to high five each other and do the secret KU handshake.
If you haven't heard by now, Kansas University Jayhawks and NCAA Champions Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur were busted at the NBA's rookie transition program today for violating program rules. Apparently they were caught in their hotel room with marijuana and women... awesome.
Now for those that aren't aware, the rookie transition program, is a four day seminar, where all rookies are brought in to hear coaches, referees and former players speak and help them get acclimated to NBA life. Read: please don't try and choke the coach or get him fired, don't talk back or hit the refs, and don't waste your money on rims, weed and wome... Hmm, guess they didn't get a chance to hear that one, as they got sent home before the seminar even started today.
Oh wait, it gets better. They're also likely to get fined $20,000 each and may face a suspension at the start of the season. Please believe Stern is going to suspend them for this. The clincher is, they will have to take the seminar again next summer. That's like the equivalent of failing gym class. Actually at least for that, you have to show some effort, for this all you have to do is show up, shut up, and listen.
UPDATE: Chris Broussard from ESPN has the lowdown.