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    ya Swirsk was pretty awesome. It took a while for him to grow on me as a commentator, but he is a 100 times better than Devlin. I feel bad for Swirsk, he really wanted to stay in Canada.

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    Default I was shooting a doc on a homeless poet in downtown Toronto night and he told me...

    ...about a really cold, rainy night where he needed two more dollars to reach the $20 he would need to spend the night in a dive motel. A tall black man came by who the homeless man immediately recognized as a Raptor player. He told the player that he just needed two dollars to get a room for the night so if he could buy one of his poetry books it would be very much appreciated. The man told him he can keep his book but handed him an American one dollar bill and went on down the street. The homeless man thanked him but remarked that he thought it was odd that the guy kept looking back shaking his head at him as he went back at it asking other people for that elusive final dollar. Over the next thirty minutes he was unable to sell any more books so he decided to get a coffee to recharge and go back at it after. Exhausted and freezing, he handed the cashier the American dollar bill she politely informed him that they don't accept $100 bills. The Raptor player, Chris Bosh.

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    Almost bumped into Steve Kerr in Phoenix once. I was entering this burrito place and happened to pass by him on the way in.

    Didn't realize it was him until I started ordering, though.

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    I met Jack Armstrong and Matt Devlin down in the Vancouver game vs. the Suns, and we talked on and on about the season. and different players. Got pictures with them too!

    Had a conversation with ex-raptor Jarrett Jack, Sherman Hamilton, Eric Hughes, and Ed Davis. Just saying hi, how they like Vancouver, what they think about the season, on and on.

    Once you talk to NBA players, you don''t get as starstruck, haha, it seemed like I've been around NBA players all my life for me after talking to them.

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    I met Tracy Murray. He was posing as a Pizza Pizza employee at the ACC, and I shook his greasy hand :|

    Also met JYD and Brian Skinner who were signing autographs. My friend heckled Skinner as he signed his program. "Hey Skinner, you're not that good!".

    I also ran into Patrick Ewing in Yorkville. Was at a restaurant for Winterlicious, and my wife points to Ewing and says, "whoa, that guy's really tall". I wished him good luck as the Magic were in town to play the Raptors the next day.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    Bumped into the 2009-10 Raps crew at the airport. Took a pic with Bosh, Belli, reggie, and Pops. Saw Hedo but totally ignored him. Got an autograph from them as well. Pops was esctatic that someone recognized him and called him out in public LOL.

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    well if we make the playoffs next year I'm getting tickets and hopefully I'll meet some guys.

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    bumped into peja stojakovic in a neighbourhood 3point shooting event. beat him as well. we ordered a pizza later to celebrate my victory. hedo was the pizzaman and wanted to crash the party. i promptly showed him the doors without a tip or the pizza. He was not amused. BC was begging his dad to buy him a NBA team for christmas but he got only the GM post. The last i remember before crashing was Barbosa taking Nash's missus upstairs to show his pottery collection. Uneventful day I must say.

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    ahahaha love the stories!!! These encounters are a lot more common then i previously thought.

    Do you think NBA players enjoy being approached while out in public?

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    I dealt with Swirsky a few times and he was a complete dick each time. Hate Swirsky.

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    Sometime between 1999 and 2001 at whatever shithole bar it was where Century Room is now (Mockingbird maybe?)

    Walking through packed crowd outside on the patio. Girlfriend in front of me. Steve Nash, SUPER HAPPY HAMMERED, standing ahead of us, half dancing on the spot with his beer, staring at her. She walks past him. I must have been walking with my hands on her shoulder or something - Nash grabs my shoulders IS THAT YOUR GIRLFRIEND? Me: (half laughing) yeah. Nash: (yelling into my ear) WOWWWWW SHE'S BEAUUUUUUTIFUL, MAN. ME: Yeah, thanks. Nash: (pats my chest) YOU KEEP BEING GOOD TO HER, OKAY? Me: sure, Steve. He's momentarily distracted by something (shiny object, who knows) and then yells at his friends. I keep walking. The end.

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    early-mid 2000s
    Pearson, super early in the morning
    Jalen Rose and Moe Pete walking through looking like 12 year olds with their backpacks and headphones and junk food first thing in the morning.
    I say have a good flight guys don't eat the chicken
    They laugh and say You too, man.
    The end.

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    I was in Phoenix and ended up going to this up-scale mall in Scottsdale. I was walking with my friend and not looking where I was going when I caught somebody right in front of me from the corner of my eye. I stopped on a dime to avoid crashing into them and when I looked ahead, was met by a chest. I'm 6'3 so that's pretty rare. When I looked up, one of my all-time favourites, Dennis Rodman was staring back at me. I was so caught off guard that I didn't really think to say anything other than a typical friendly Canadian "oops, sorry." He responded with "no problem" and and a chuckle in that trademark low, raspy voice and we were both on our way; me with my friend and him with his two porn star floozies on his arms.

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