Thursday, June 01, 2006

the Avery Bunch

I am not what you would call a 'sports fan.' However, if I have to choose one to watch, it would be basketball. If I had to choose a team to watch, it would be the San Antonio Spurs. When we were living in Uvalde, TX, we got to be very big fans of the Spurs. Living anywhere near San Antonio (and we were 2 1/2 hours away!) you pretty much had to be a Spurs fan or at least pretend to be. Going to a game was lots of fun and full of energy.

Avery Johnson captured my heart. He was just the cutest little (point guard?) in the world and seemed so sweet & funny! I'll never forget how he won the game for them in some big championship thing they won. Of course, I don't think he got the attention he deserved from that but that's okay. I know David Robinson & Tim Duncan pulled their weight, but AJ made that last shot! I'll also never forget when David Letterman interviewed him and he said, "I got fired Dave!" He was referring to a time when he'd been let go from a team or traded or something. The funny thing about the quote is that he turned the word 'fired' into about 3 more syllables than it needed. He has quite the accent! Southern? I don't know, but it's cute!

AJ is now the coach for the Dallas Mavericks and I am proud to say that he recently won "Coach of the Year" or something like that. I ran across this video with AJ and think it's cute. Enjoy!


hollyfouts said...

He's from south Louisiana. (New Orleans, I think.) People from south LA definitely have a distinct accent. I love it too, and I have really been enjoying watching these Mavs games with my husband.

By the way, Gracie's summer hair cut is absolutely adorable!

Meredith said...

My husband enjoyed the vidoe clip. Thanks!

Chris said...

Even though they beat my Spurs, I'm rooting for the Mavs.

Great post.

Love ya.