Tuesday, November 4, 2008

While we were out...

Posted By on Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 10:37 PM

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Among the things you learn in this city is to never have friends from out of town if you also want to get anything done. Apparently, I'm a slow learner.

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Oh well – by now it would be silly to start analyzing the Hornets 3–0 start and that incredible opening night game at the Hive. So instead I'm going to be talking about hair.

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As in Melvin Ely's hair. With Cleveland's Ben Wallace sporing cornrows as opposed to his usual afro, Ely's hair demanded the most attention on the night (with Mo Pete's faux-hawk coming in a close second) — at least from me anyway. So what caused the hair to come out?

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"I was Shaft for Halloween," Ely said. "I had a whole suit and a small hat that I taped on to my hair. Then this morning I asked they guys if I should keep my hair like this for the game and they all said yes."

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Mo Pete verified that story, complimenting Ely's costume and his hair.

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"He's got the best hair," Peterson said. "There's no competing with that."

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Despite the glory that was his hair, Ely said that he doesn't plan on keeping it that way. He said the biggest reason he kept hair out was because he couldn't get in touch with the girl the braids it in time. He also said that keeping an afro is much harder than keeping corn rows.

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"It's unmanageable," he said. "It retains so much heat and I get so hot on the court. Just look at how much water it retains." Ely, who had come out of the shower 15 minutes before talking to me, then started flicking his fro at Hilton Armstrong, spraying drops of water on him.

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"Man, don't be spraying me with your nasty hair water," Armstrong protested.

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That ofcourse led to some jostling between the two while I awkwardly smiled and watched and took notes (none of which are legible now). But it was also a good transition into me asking about Hilton Armstrong's sound effect when he scores. As you may remember, last year the Hornets PA system played the "Thundercats...HOOOOOO" every time Armstrong notched a basket. This year he's gone the Hanna-Barbara route with the sound of Fred Flintstone yelling "Yabba-dabba-doo!"

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"I'm gonna change it every year," Armstrong said. "Who knows, one year it's Thundercats, maybe next year I'll do a Scooby-Doo." Armstrong then did an impression of the famous canine to which Ely responded: "Oh yea, you look like a great dane."

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I'm gonna go ahead and tell my friends to move here and get it over with.

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