Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Eddy Curry not playing, but still helping NBA players

One of the NBA player/bloggers is Tyson Chandler of the New Orleans Hornets. He and his wife are expecting a second child and in his latest blog entry he tells of some advice he received from his old Bulls teammate Eddy Curry, who is currently riding the pine for the Knicks.
Eddy Curry had a baby before me and he came to me a couple of weeks before my wife was due and sat me down.

He says, "Tyson."

I'm like, "Yeah?"

"Do me a favor." He's all serious, and Eddy's never serious. He's always joking around.

I'm like, "Yeah?"

He says, "Don't look."

I'm like, "What are you talking about?"

He says, "Don't look. But you're stupid. You're gonna look."

I'm like, "Eddy, what are you talking about?"

He says, "Don't go down there and look. But you're stupid. You're gonna get curious and you're gonna go down there and look."

I started laughing, because I finally figured out what he was talking about, and I'm like, "Eddy, man I'm not gonna look."

He says, "I'm not playing, Tyson. Don't look. It'll mess you up for a while!"

I'm like, "Eddy, I'm not gonna look."

He kept going on and on. "Tyson, don't look."

I'm like, "Eddy, shut up! Enough! I'm not gonna look."

"Alright."

So the day comes and Sacha's godmother is there with us and the doctor. Sacha's godmother is down at the other end, helping hold my wife's legs and I'm up at her head. The whole time, everything's going fine and they're like, "Oh, we can see the baby's hair!"

And here I go and get curious and take a peak. I almost passed out.

It took me close to a year to get over that.

So, this time around, my wife first tried to get me to record it, and I'm like "Absolutely not."

"Are you going to watch the baby come out this time?"

"Absolutely not."

"I'm going to stay at the top of the bed. You can squeeze or scratch me as much as you want to. I'm going to be your support system and your coach up top. But I promise you I'm not going to the other end."

So to all you future daddies-to-be, take Eddy Curry's advice: Don't get curious!

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