My video journal of CP3 Day is now available. I think it turned out pretty good, and years from now I can show my grand kids a video of me having a pleasant on court conversation with a Hall of Fame point guard.
As promised, here is the SB Nation Studios produced video of my full experience at CP3 Day. As you'll recall, the event was held for the launch of Chris Paul's new Jordan Brand shoe, the CP3.VI. I won't go into all the details of the day in written form again, but I will focus on a few of things from the video.
- You know how they say the camera adds 10 pounds? Well, in my case, it added about 25 pounds, all in my beer belly. It also took away most of my hair, and made the hair that I have left much more grey. Weird.
- In my pregame interview with The Game where he says that I should give the ball to him and then he will shoot, he seems like he's kidding, but wasn't. The dude never saw a shot he didn't like. I got two assists to him in the course of the game, and it definitely endeared me to him.
- It's true that my wife wanted to name our daughter Jalen Rose (first name Jalen, middle name Rose): she thought it sounded pretty. Of course, she isn't a basketball fan, but it's always on in the background, so she heard the name without having any feel for what or who it was. I was pretty adamant that we were NOT naming our daughter Jalen Rose, because pretty or not, everyone would think we were Michigan fanatics or maybe just weirdos. Needless to say, I do not have a daughter named Jalen Rose Perrin.
- The conversation you witness between myself and Chris Paul at the 2:42 mark will remain confidential, just between us point guards. Don't bother asking, and I know you were planning to.
- At 2:45 is my big moment: I broke down my defender, pulled up at the three point line, and hit Game for the tying basket in the final seconds of regulation. It goes by pretty quick, so don't blink.
- Appropriately since I was compared to Ken Reeves, I was the only person playing in the game actually old enough to have watched "The White Shadow" when it was on the air. Oh, and that's no doubt the one and only court side interview I'll be giving in this lifetime.
So there you have it. My 15 minutes of fame (actually 3 minutes and 57 seconds, but whose counting). Hopefully they'll invite me back next year for the launch of the CP3.VII -- I think I've earned it.