News Sherman Alexie Takes the Stand
posted by June 19 at 10:59 AMon
Author and Stranger columnist Sherman Alexie is up on the stand, giving testimony in the Sonics trial RIGHT NOW!
Josh Feit will post a full account of Alexie’s apparently very enthusiastic testimony later today, but he called in to drop a few gems.
On the stand, Alexie was asked what makes NBA players so special. He responded, “the great thing is that they wear such little clothes. You can see their muscles.” Alexie also likened players like LeBron James to Greek gods, referring to them as “the current mythology we’ll look back on in 100 years.”
Alexie went on to complain about how the Sonics ownership is treating current season ticket holders. Apparently, when Alexie attended a season ticket holder party earlier this year, Key Arena staff didn’t recognize him and he had to introduce himself. The horror.
A final note: When Alexie was asked who he wrote for, he listed Time magazine, the New York Times and The Stranger. Alexie was then asked to define The Stranger, stating “oh, you know, it’s a local lefty gay-friendly paper. It’s the best paper in the city.”
Now it’s a matter of record.