Sally Jessy Raphael Warns Russell Westbrook About Wearing Her Red Glasses
Ignore everything about to write and just realized one thing.
These quotes are from TIME. Not ESPN, not E! Entertainment, not TMZ, but TIME.
Now, you still want to tell me that people just care about what is going down on the court?
Raphael, 77, had no clue who Russell Westbrook was, or that basketball fans were invoking her name across the web. But she issued Westbrook a warning. “The basketball player better be careful,” Rafael told Keeping Score.
What, she’s going to sue Westbrook for stealing her look? No, it’s not that. If Westbrook takes his fashion statement too far, Raphael says, it’s going to cause him headaches. Raphael started wearing the red glasses in 1982, because she needed help reading the teleprompter, and bought the cheapest pair she could find in a discount store. They happened to be red, and soon, they were a signature. “When you become known for the cigar in your mouth, like comedians do, or glasses, or pink hair, or whatever it is, if it’s an external thing, it begins to own you,” Raphael says. These days, Raphael doesn’t wear the red rims while doing basic errands, and she gets badgered about it. “If I go out to a mall where I live now, and anybody recognizes me, they say, ‘oh, why don’t you have your red glasses?” says Raphael. “Like I’m doing something illegal.”
In the new age media world that we live in there is such a short attention span that in a couple of months no one will be caring what Russell Westbrook is wearing, but I could definitely see how that would be annoying to Raphael.
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