Saturday, September 19, 2009

UBM’s World of Glamour and Fame

I flew back to L.A. last night after a week of intense and fruitful story meetings in New Orleans.

Seated behind me on the plane was Byron Scott, a former Laker from the “Showtime” era. Scott won three NBA Championships alongside Magic and Kareem.

He is now head coach of the New Orleans Hornets.

I didn’t recognize him. But one economy passenger did... as soon as he boarded. Dude smiled and said, “Mr. Scott, can we trade seats?”

Something else cute happened. While Byron Scott was getting situated, his wife remembered that she left her cell phone in the departure lounge, recharging. Scott went out and got it.

I woulda been like, “Bitch, you left it out there, you go get it!” But Byron Scott was cool about it.

He was also gracious enough to share fist-bumps with a couple of young cats when we got off the plane at LAX... airline employees waiting behind empty wheelchairs. Made their night, no doubt.


bklyn6 said...

I didn’t recognize him.

I wouldn't have recognized him either.

But I did recognize Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU). I saw him yesterday and did a bit of a double-take. Not that I was star struck...just that he had a nice butt. :-)

I woulda been like, “Bitch, you left it out there, you go get it.”

Ouch. Even if she looked like Jesikah Maximus AND played the ukulele?

Undercover Black Man said...

Even if she looked like Jesikah Maximus AND played the ukulele?

Ahhh... you zinged me.

bklyn6 said...

Show you right. :-)

maria said...

hey, great to get the update on treme.

is there a 2010 air date yet? can't wait to see leo and pierce and the rest. really looks like it can't miss. HBO NEEDS this. i'm hungry for something new.

i'm really happy for you, david, for how this has all be going.

maria said...

been going.

Geneva Girl said...

Lawd have mercy! You'd say WHAT to the Mrs.? You're single, right? Maybe that's why. I just WISH Mr. G. would come out with the B-word. The TSA would have to come on board.

That said, you don't know what he did earlier in the day that caused him to be so chivalrous.

Anonymous said...

i was gonna say why did you think you have to explain who byron scott is? ha

come on how long were you in new orleans "bleep you left it go get it"?

everyone's at the airport. i swear in the singapore airport i felt like a peasant the place is designed for the rich.

Vince Spence said...

Was Kanye on that plane?