February 14, 2002

It's None of Your Beeswax!: By now, you've heard about Webber's "profanity-laden tirade emanating from a story in Tuesday's [Sacramento] Bee" connecting him with Tyra Banks. In today's column Mark Kriedler from the Bee writes, If a man wants to keep it perfectly quiet whom he's spending time with, he almost certainly does not bring her into the middle of All-Star Weekend when she already is recognized on sight by most of the pop-culture addicts on the planet. You cannot invade the privacy of a man who already has willingly surrendered it. Sneaky little rule, I know. Not surprisingly, his teammates defend Webber.

posted by jacknose to basketball at 03:23 PM - 4 comments

Sounds like Webber's calling a time out ... (wait for it) ... when he doesn't have any. I'm surprised at the arrogance of the "I do it all for you" attitude. Very Hollywood of him. I'd be interested to find out if he ever considered that people might be more interested in finding out about Tyra Banks than his oh-so-important self? I like the Kings, but for pity's sake, Webber needs to grow up and get a handle on the spotlight. It's been on him long enough, he should know better by now. And, yes, Vlade, many women and some men WOULD pay top dollar to watch you take a shower. I'd really like a definition of that line the media isn't supposed to cross.

posted by Wulfgar! at 04:36 PM on February 14, 2002

People that choose a profession that puts them on national television, makes them an internationally-known celebrity, and pays them millions and millions of dollars are already compensated for their loss of privacy. It's part of the business, and they knew that before they went in to it. And Mark Kriedler's right: bringing one of the most beautiful* and well-known women in the world into a heavily-publicized weekend-long event that's even more of a media circus than regular NBA games is pretty much asking to be found out. * Work safe? Depends on where you work, I guess. And besides, she's only mostly naked.

posted by kirkaracha at 04:52 PM on February 14, 2002

Who in God's name wouldn't want to be even rumored as Tyra Banks' (call me!) S.O.? David Stern, give that man a drug test because I think he's gone.

posted by owillis at 05:32 PM on February 14, 2002

I think it's pretty clear that Webber does want everyone to know about this. Look, the story ran in the Sacramento Bee for Pete's sake! I would have never gotten wind of it if Webber hadn't stood on a soapbox and announced to the world that he was, "#$&king that #$&king hot-ass chick, Tyra #$&king Banks."

posted by 86 at 08:01 AM on February 15, 2002

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