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ESPN.com Edits Story to Make Glen Rice Into Future Vice President?

by Patrick Sicher | Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2012
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My friend Tom Edwards over at Buhner.com noticed a strange section in Mike Downey’s Retrospective on the Los Angeles Clippers Climb to Relevance that looks at the missed opportunities in Clippers history. Among the many miscues was not drafting Glen Rice in 1989.

But the section is a little confusing, it states that Glen Rice was interested in eventually being a vice presidential candidate.

I turn the clock back to June 1989. (It is my flashback, and I can do what I want.) Glen Rice is available in the draft. Glen Rice has been drilling jump shots for the University of Michigan and, depending on what book authors you believe, is possibly a future Republican vice presidential nominee, as well.

So book authors say that Glen Rice had aspirations to be vice president? While that is a lofty goal, there was never any indication G-Money was into politics and wouldn’t a person aspiring for high political office want to be the President instead of settling for #2?

But Edwards makes an astute observation. If you omit two words from that passage, it makes a whole lot more sense.

I turn the clock back to June 1989. (It is my flashback, and I can do what I want.) Glen Rice is available in the draft. Glen Rice has been drilling jump shots for the University of Michigan and, depending on what book authors you believe, is possibly a future Republican vice presidential nominee, as well.

Now if you remember, authors recently revealed that Glen Rice may have been drilling Sarah Palin’s Alaskan Pipeline when he was a standout at Michigan and she was a sports reporter at the Great Alaska Shootout.

So it seems that intimating that that a player drilled a future politician is a no-no in the land of Disney-ESPN. I guess that kind of debauchery is reserved for the offices in Bristol.

You can follow Tom Edwards on twitter @MrWorkrate

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