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Ginobili vs. Dracula, Chapter 37



In which we go one higher and then find a city to live in.

Spurs # 24 Richard Jefferson did not know why he left the hospital. It was as if he watched himself from above: a tall man with small ears and shaved head took a cab to the airport, bought a ticket to LA. His only carry-on: a plastic shopping bag he dug out of the trash and filled with ketchup packs from the food court.

He did not know when he fell asleeep. He woke to a nightmare in blinding black. Beneath him he felt hard wood and on the his forehead the repetive pounding of a basketball:

Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk

Occasionally something like lightening would flash red. On one such flash, RJ noticed that he did not lie on the court alone. To his left was Kobe Bryant, in his Lakers #24 jersey. Another flash, RJ observed that it was not one ball bouncing off his head, but a series of consecutive bouncing off Kobe's forehead to his and on to another player -- a European he did not recognized -- to disappear to the undiscernable end of the reflection in two facing mirrors.

* * * * * *

Ron Artest  joined Adam Morrison on the Staples bench. Adam had pretty much stayed there since after Game 7, with short breaks only twice every 24 hours. Adam wore a white beater sharpied to look like an Argentina jersey: a latin yellow sun above a field of blue bars. The black #34 -- a higher Bird. Over the left breast breast Adam drew two medallions: one a Celtic green shamrock and the other a lone green pine on field of gold.

Adam handed Artest his own wife beater as he sat, #809, his new favorite number! One better than the 808! Adam remembered. The medallion: a bridge in gray and gold stretching over a trudgey river that struggles to be blue.

* * * * * *

Dracula ran his quill pen over list over teams he considered purchasing.

The Lakers already own the Clippers.

Miami had the nightly amenities he needed, but too much sun.

New York was nice three times a year, but he already owned the Yankees and it was a baseball town.

The Nets would not move to Brooklyn for two years, an eternity even for the undead.

Chicago? Seriously? Even Toni Kukoc didn't make the Bulls any good -- and as a vampires they sucked. Dracula laughed out loud thinking of Jordan. Dracula pulled out a new ebony 7G and twiittered:

Might make LeBron wear #24, too, or perhaps #25. LOL

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