I know a lot of guys who work regular 9-5 jobs, and during their off time, are really good basketball players.
I’ve never heard of a guy writing a letter to a professional team, asking for a job. Not a tryout, but a job. Pelicans.com writer Jim Eichenhofer shared a letter from an unknown fella, who was lobbying to get a shot in the NBA with team.
This is great. Letter to Pelicans from man claiming to be "better than LeBron, MJ, Kobie." Seeks $1 million salary pic.twitter.com/Gbq2QpoawB
— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) September 4, 2013
How would you like a 1 mill a year superstar better than KD LeBron James MJ Kobie Bryant. I am serious I’m top notch. I haven’t played in 5 years and can do it all. Need to practice I am rusty. I am 6’3″ to 6’5″ can do shot’s block post pass defend rebound steal run do it all. Come get in touch I’ll be top of the NBA in two years. I’m [redacted] want only 1 mill for life a year. At least come get me [???] me one year. Phone [redacted] [???] [redacted]. I’m what you need for total success. I play hurt sick and still win. See ya.
I badly want to believe this guy is trolling us all. But then you read the letter, and he truly believes everything he wrote.