October 21, 2005

"Whassup, Rivkah"?

From the Sports Illustrated cover story about Ron Artest and Larry Bird, there was this little nugget that had me laughing out loud, about how Artest spent his suspension and the offseason working out at the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center, where his daughter, Diamond, attends daycare:

Swimming in the pool with senior citizens or rainbowing jumpers over orthodontic teens on the basketball court or noshing at the snack bar with soccer moms, the 6'7", 255-pound Artest cuts an incongruous figure. But like almost everyone else who enters his unique orbit, the JCC regulars were soon charmed -- especially Diamond's classmates, whom he drops to his knees to hug. ("Whassup, Rivkah?")
Ron Artest, gettin' down with the pre-Bat Mitzvah set. My girlfriend's Hebrew name is Rivkah- I'm going to start greeting her every day with "Whassup, Rivkah!"

Definitely the best "what's up" moment involving an Indiana basketball figure since "What's up, Knight?"

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 21, 2005 03:59 PM

There's a great picture in the current issue of esquire on P.46 promoting the book "Bar Mitzvah Disco". It's included with the poem from the book titled "The lonliest black kid". Kind of relates...

Check it out.

Posted by: Jeff S at October 21, 2005 05:37 PM
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