If you missed it, there was a great piece out of the Sun-Sentinel about NBA players and high-stakes poker.
“I’ve heard guys who have lost $30,000 on an hour plane trip,” Charlotte guard Derek Anderson, the former Heat reserve, says. “It’s amazing — $30,000 in an hour.
“You leave Chicago, you have $30,000. You arrive in Detroit, you don’t.”
It got me thinking, who are five players that I absolutely would not want to play high-stakes poker with.
He’s renowned for his intensity, but that very intensity would freak me out at the table. Could you imagine crazy-eyes Garnett staring at you while you’re trying to bluff?
Of course, he’d prolly wear sunglasses.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that wouldn’t be enough to contain the intenseness.
It’s a bit on the nose, but the perpetually poker-faced player would be hell to see across the table. It would be awful because he’d give you the same reaction every time. It would be impossible to read Duncan.
“I raise you $5 thousand.”
“Full House. What you got?”
“Tony Parker raped your mom and now she has syphilis.”
The game would never get going because the cards would bounce off his hands out of bounds.
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