Monday, June 13, 2011

LeBron vs. Sid.

Uncle Slappy called last night as the Miami Heat-Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship Series was drawing to a close. Like most of America, he was rooting against Miami (despite living in Boca, just a stone's throw from the Heat) and specifically he was rooting against the bombastic LeBron James.

"I want to tell you something about this James LeBron," he parried.

"It's LeBron James, Uncle Slappy."

"LeBron? LeBron is his first name? Not James? Oy, the schvartzas with their ferstunkeneh names. I'll tell you about a basketball player. Sid Tannenbaum."

"I'm sorry, Uncle Slappy, I don't know about him."

"Two times an All-American at NYU. James LeBron couldn't wipe his tuchas."

"Uncle Slappy, no offense, but LeBron James is considered one of the greatest players ever to play the game," I countered.

"You kids today. Sid was like a magician. Hands flew like birds. The best two-handed set shot I've ever seen. There was no defense against it."

"Have you seen LeBron play, Uncle Slappy? The man is unstoppable."

"Yeah, except during big games. Then King James is Schwing James."

With that, the old man hung up and my wife switched the TV to the Tony's.


bob hoffman said...

My parents both went to Thomas Jefferson H.S. in Brooklyn. Wonder if they knew Sid and Uncle Slappy.

george tannenbaum said...

Bob, I stole the "couldn't wipe his tuchas" line from you...

Anonymous said...


your uncle is right.

typical proof how talent is far from enough.