Sockless Sabonis sighting

By Chris Sheridan

VILNIUS, Lithuania — I tweeted this, so I might as well post it, too. (If you are not following me on Twitter, please do @sheridanhoops).

I ran into Arvydas Sabonis tonight, and congratulated him on nearly breaking Jim O’Connell’s record for the shortest Hall of Fame induction speech ever. He liked that.

I also noticed that he was wearing a business suit, no socks, and low-cut blue Chuck Taylors.

One of my tweeps, @stephensonmc, replied: He’s not my vydas or your vydas, he’s Arvydas. Another tweep, @corvinassmith, informs me that Sabes was wearing Chucks at the congratulatory rally for him in Portland after he went into the HOF.

Lithuania up 54-44 on Serbia at halftime as I post this. Lithuanian fans are as nuts as ever, banging big bass drums. Which reminds me of a nugget I heard about but never reported: The NBA banned all drums from arenas last season after the Milwaukee Bucks used one (a snare drum) in Andrew Bogut’s Squad 6 cheering section. (Vuvuzelas were banned, too.)


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    Chris, if Arvydas starts rockin’ some Teva’s I’m going to have to demand a picture! I’m proud of this Serbian group the last few years….Teodosic and Krstic are the veterans here with youngsters like Keselj and Bjelica maturing before our eyes……keep up the great work Chris!

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