I got there right before 3 pm and they were just setting up and before the busload of kids came in.
First, I need to get the important part out of the way...cheerleaders in attendence...Jennifer and Amanda:
Jennifer is actually pretty hot, looked much better in person.
Steve Martin was there, and a couple other guys and us quizzed him on a few things. Probably just his opinion, but anyway...
He thinks it's going to be Marc Jackson taking the last spot. He thinks Pot was a waste too, and had a little inside story about that relating to the Hornets days. During the "kobe draft", we were actually targeting Potapenko with our 13th pick. Jerry West calls Bass up and says "We know you're wanting Pot, but Cleveland will probably take him 12th. We REALLY want Kobe, so we'll deal you Divac instead if that's the way it goes down. It did, and Vlade ends up in Charlotte. He also doesn't believe the trade next year wasn't a "wink wink" completion of the 1st deal.
Hornets almost got the "Ukraine Train"...talk about dodging a bullet!
He repeated that May has no cartilidge in his knee, but there's so much potential they're trying hard to make it work with him.
Martin thinks Coach V is going to do really good, and Rose is the perfect guy to be sitting beside him and making "suggestions".
He stated that Mek's main weakness is in offense (another reason why they would really like May to work out) and he thinks Mokeski will help him...stated that Mek hasn't had a big guy coach yet, so the sky's really the limit with him still as far as developing offensive moves.
Duds was nice and all (he doesn't have a nickname yet, and they're open to suggestions), but not really as personable as I'd think JRich or some of the others would have been. Still decent enough, and he did sign everything my son took to him.
And those comics by Steve Morrison? One employee called his comics "phenomenal"! The two cheerleaders, Duds, Martin and about 3 other employees were in a group with me and a couple other fans and we were all rolling while talking about the last one. That employee said he sent the link to it to "everyone" in the organization!
Steve's a star!!!!