Wednesday, December 16
I've watched this video at least five times, and I still can't figure out what that thing is behind Gary Payton's right shoulder. I have, however, narrowed it down to what I believe to be the three most likely possibilities, listed in reverse order of likeliness:
1. A video poker machine. The light (?) on the top is a dead giveaway, as are the buttons below the screen. I know what you're saying, "Why in the world would Gary Payton have a video poker machine in his living room, especially considering he lives in Las Vegas?" Asked and answered, my friend.
2. An entertainment unit from 1988. Less likely, but who knows, maybe he got it for winning Pac-10 Player of the Year back in the day and just never felt like parting with it. Kind of like the Christmas tree behind him.
3. A microwave. Least likely, but a possibility. Hey, you're The Glove, you're watching Chris Webber on TNT, you're wondering why the heck you ain't on TV, and your anger makes you hungry. Now, do you want to walk the 18 feet to the kitchen, or do you want to just take two steps to the microwave? I thought so.