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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sherman Alexie Takes the Stand

posted by on June 19 at 10:59 AM

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 well 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, its a local lefty gay-friendly paper. Its the best paper in the city.”

Now its a matter of record.

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1

Greek gods, really? I'm not sure being able to dribble and throw a ball qualify one for godhood.

Posted by Giffy | June 19, 2008 11:25 AM
2

Shame I couldn't be there to throw my panties at the stand.

Posted by deep in the cd | June 19, 2008 11:28 AM
3

He thinks it's the "best paper in the city" because it's the only paper in the city that will print him prattling on endlessly making entirely irrelevent proints. Although apparently the local court transcripts now also let him do that.

He's peeved that the key area staff didn't recognize him? So I guess he's an incurable narcisist, too. Hardly surprising, given that he got on KUOW to broadcast to the world a blow-by-blow account of how he accepted his National Book Award with a vomit in his mouth.

Posted by David Wright | June 19, 2008 11:38 AM
4

Sherman Alexie pwns so hard it's not even funny.

Posted by laterite | June 19, 2008 11:38 AM
5

I like my proints in salad.

David likes his insalate.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 19, 2008 11:40 AM
6

That's so cute: You're both legends in your own minds.

Posted by Neal Down | June 19, 2008 11:40 AM
7

i fail to see how comic relief helps the city's case.

Posted by max solomon | June 19, 2008 11:44 AM
8

@7 I agree.

What is this circus of a trial about, anyway? What happened to the simple notion of a breech of contract?

Posted by Timothy | June 19, 2008 11:50 AM
9

sigh...if only those arrows were real.

Posted by michael strangeways | June 19, 2008 11:58 AM
10

Wow, actual Sherman Alexie haters. I thought I was so alone. I once heard him tell a diarrhea story about being on Oprah getting surprised (yeah, sure) with a WWII medal for his late gramps. It was sort of funny but mostly not.

Posted by Bob | June 19, 2008 12:03 PM
11

He provides anecdotal evidence that there is at least one human in Seattle who will provide the Sonics with a little cash and a body in the stands. He probably did it better than the guy in Section 118, Row G, Seat 24.

Posted by umvue | June 19, 2008 12:06 PM
12

I hope he makes the point that some rich white dude from Oklahoma is coming West to steal his shit.

Posted by DOUG. | June 19, 2008 12:44 PM
13

According to ESPN's account, Sherman made a clown of himself.

Posted by hohoho green giant | June 19, 2008 1:17 PM
14

David Wright doesn't like sports. NOTED.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 19, 2008 1:23 PM

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