Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Requiem for Doug Christie

Dear Doug,

After 4 1/2 years, it's time to say goodbye. Here are some of the memories I'll cherish forever.

First, defense. You brought D to a team that doesn't even have "D" in the names of 3 of their starters (Mike Bibby, Chris Webber, Peja Stoyjyack-whatever no D). You must have felt at times like the only one paddling on a sinking ship, but you paddled away anyway.

Second, plantar fasciitis. You made it cool waaaaaay before Kobe and Bill Walton made it all the rage in LA.

Third, you sent Rick Fox crying back to Vanessa L. and gave us the funniest fight clip since Jeff van Gundy tried climbing Alonzo Mourning's leg.

Fourth and finally, Jackie Christie - the greatest female character since Lady Macbeth.

Between your hand signals and her purse, you will both be missed. Good luck down in Orlando and I'll be waiting with bated breath for "Doug and Jackie: The True NBA Story," TiVo in hand.

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