The Shawn Kemp award goes to …

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… someone other than Al Harrington.

Although we have to give Al some props for trying.

Aside from his offspring accomplishments, Kemp is best known for putting on some 50 pounds of extra weight during the 1998-99 lockout. He was never the same player afterward, and his is still a case study on what kinds of collateral damage (David Stern”s phrase from June 30) can happen during a lockout.

From Susan Stapleton of HauteLiving.com: “On Saturday, Denver Nuggets player Al Harrington took the Bugsy Challenge at Burger Joint at Flamingo Las Vegas. The Bugsy Challenge consists of a burger with six one-third-pound burger patties, six types of cheese (American, cheddar, pepper jack, fresh house-made mozzarella, Swiss and panko-crusted deep-fried provolone), chorizo, sautéed mushrooms, black and tan onion rings, three strips of applewood smoked bacon, three strips of cayenne peppered bacon and a fried egg, all oozing with Burger Joint’s special pink peppercorn aioli. This massive burger is accompanied by a cast iron skillet packed with two whole potatoes cut in wedges and deep fried, then smothered in cheddar cheese sauce, three-cheese blend, crumbled bacon, sliced green onions and topped with two strips of cayenne peppered bacon. The full Bugsy Challenge weighs in at 4.5 pounds and is on the house for anyone who can finish it. Harrington was given 45 minutes to complete the challenge and unfortunately did not succeed. The NBA player is the fifth person to attempt the challenge and the fifth person to be thwarted by it since it launched at the beginning of August.

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