Webber and Nelson's strange conversation

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» Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:41 pm
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/nba_ex ... =nba,63896

Don Nelson: Hey Chris.
Chris Webber: Coach.
Nellie: Nice place.
C-Webb: Yeah, it's turned out pretty well. Did you get a drink?
Nellie: Yeah.
C-Webb: We have, y'know, the Johnny Walker Blue here.
Nellie: No, it's cool. I've a ride back. Plenty of little bottles in the back of the limo.
C-Webb: Cool.
Nellie: Yeah.
C-Webb: So Mullin wants me?

Nellie: Guess so.
C-Webb: You cool with that?
Nellie: Whatever.
C-Webb: Because the Pistons ...
Nellie: Just stop.
C-Webb: Yeah.
(12 second pause.)
C-Webb: They don't want me.
Nellie: I know.
C-Webb: What'd you guys get for me, originally?
Nellie: Tom Gugliotta.
C-Webb: Good player.
Nellie: Good player.
C-Webb: And you turned him into ... ?
Nellie: They turned him into Donyell Marshall.
C-Webb: You weren't around then. And the Warriors got ...
Nellie: Danny Fortson and Adam Keefe. Four-way deal. I wasn't around for that.
C-Webb: No, no. It's cool. Just curious. You were with the Knicks, by then, right?
Nellie: No. I was with the Knicks during the Googs-for-Marshall deal.
C-Webb: Right, right. The Knicks. Anthony Mason as point forward, right?
Nellie: Yeah.
C-Webb: Convince Patrick to play off the ball?
Nellie: Yeah.
C-Webb: Yeah.
Nellie: Can you still dunk?
C-Webb: Yes.
Nellie: Cool. Just asking.
C-Webb: After the Knicks ... that was Dallas, right?
Nellie: Yeah.
C-Webb: Traded Sam Cassell, Jim Jackson, a bunch of guys for Shawn Bradley.

Nellie: It was an 11-player deal. There's a lot more to it than ...
C-Webb: But he was the main cog, right?
Nellie: Yeah.
C-Webb: But, you got rid of Chris Gatling. All-Star that same month. Traded him at his peak for Bradley, right? Good deal.
Nellie: Are you still with Tyra, or ...
C-Webb: No, but we're cool.
Nellie: Is she on your cell phone? Could we call her? Could we talk to her, say, right now ... or do you have to call into her office?
C-Webb: No, but we're cool.
Nellie: That's good. That's good.
C-Webb: Yeah.
Nellie: I do have to say, it was a shame the way the refs let Samaki Walker guard you in the 2002 playoffs. I mean, there's no way Samaki Walker could stop Chris Webber from getting 30 and 15. No way he could stop you from getting to the Finals.
C-Webb: Yeah, well, that thing wasn't fair. Ralph Nader, in fact, put together a protest on our behalf.
Nellie: I hear he had to do that for Bob Pettit, after the 1958 Finals.
C-Webb: Really?
Nellie: No.
C-Webb: Yeah. Kind of set myself up for that one.
Nellie: Yeah.
C-Webb: Let the son pass on re-signing Steve Nash in order to grab Erick Dampier?
Nellie: Are you still in touch with any of your 76ers teammates? You did play for them, right? I want to see what Calvin Booth is up to.
C-Webb: Why didn't you keep that mustache? That looked good.

Nellie: Did you shoot a free throw last year, or was that ...
C-Webb: Do you ask Baron Davis to stop shooting threes, or does he just hit you a lot?
Nellie: Has Michigan paid off its student-athlete loan, yet?
C-Webb: Did the NBA outlaw fish ties, or did they just manage to stop the Dewar's truck from hitting Milwaukee, first?
Nellie: Are you not allowed to show your championship rings at the restaurant, or ...
C-Webb: Are you only allowed to see yours once Dave Cowens has his yearly "Salsabration?"

Nellie: "Salsabration?"

C-Webb: It's a celebration, with lots of Mexican food and chips and salsa and the championship rings you earned off of his hard work.
Nellie: First of all, it's called "Cinco de Mustache," and that's where we don't shave for a month and show up on the fifth of July with our best mustaches, and secondly ... I don't know why I'm telling you this.
C-Webb: Because you want to sign me.
Nellie: I'm bored.
C-Webb: I know you are. It's cool.
Nellie: Seriously?
C-Webb: Yeah.
Nellie: Sorry about trading for Billy Owens.
C-Webb: He had skills.
Nellie: So did you.
C-Webb: What?
Nellie: Nothing.
C-Webb: I don't want to play defense, rebound, or play in the low post.
Nellie: I don't like defense, rebounding, or you.
C-Webb: What?
Nellie: You ... playing in the low post. If you're going to come back, you'll have to stop interrupting me.
C-Webb: Can I wear number 75? My cousin saw it in a dream about a license plate that was on the back of a swordfish.
Nellie: Does Austin Croshere wear a piece?
C-Webb: Deal. (To a waitress, who isn't listening) A Johnny Walker Blue neat, and a new round of mini southwestern wraps for my new coach!
Nellie: Do you want to work past May?

C-Webb: No.
Nellie: Cool.

Sounds like meeting between Tony Soprano and Phil Leotardo.
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» Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:55 pm
As funny as that was, I really hope it wasnt real. :|
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» Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:02 pm
oh, never mind, looking at the comments it looked like it was a fake. It didn't seem quite funny enough to be fake, and it was yahoo news so I assumed it was real.
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» Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:05 pm
very funny!

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» Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:41 pm

"C-Webb: Can I wear number 75? My cousin saw it in a dream about a license plate that was on the back of a swordfish."

"Nellie: I don't like defense, rebounding, or you.
C-Webb: What?
Nellie: You ... playing in the low post. If you're going to come back, you'll have to stop interrupting me. "
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» Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:46 pm
LOL this is DEFINITELY not real...
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» Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:28 am
Yeah sounds fake, but I can close my eyes and picture this conversation...hilarious!

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» Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:52 am
after reading a bunch of articles, webber and nelson never talked face to face in webbers restaurant. im sure this convo was fake. it was amusing at some points. i wouldnt say it was that funny tho.
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» Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:43 am
Come on. It's obviously done by a Dubs fun with too much time in his hands... Funny sh*t.
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» Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:48 am
That is frickin hillarious..............would be great if it did happen............but it didnt, Webber wasnt there at the restautant, Nellie was with his agent the whole time.
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» Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:57 am
Not real, can't believe some of you thought that it was...
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» Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:51 am
Yeah, JReed... I didn't even think it was that funny, to be honest. Lotta half-truths. Nelson was against letting Steve Nash go from the start; Dampier was all Cuban. When was the last time Don Nelson spent all his free agent money on a slower-than-mud center??

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