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Published on January 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm Boredom, mixed with freezing temperatures, tends to lead to some very interesting scenarios…During my first shift the three of us in the tent were all bored. Clearly. How much fun could someone have in a tent? Outside? In the cold? On a Monday? This isn’t “Spongebob,” your IMAGINATION (*waves hands in front of face to somehow create a rainbow*) only goes so far.So naturally we did what all kids of this generation do when they’re bored. We took out our electronics.Unfortunately for my roommate Austin, his laptop died. So Austin does what any rationale lazy man does. He lies down and decides to watch “One Tree Hill” with our friend Olivia.Let me correct that. He lies down and asks to read the subtitles while Olivia actually watches “One Tree Hill.” At this point he’s basically reading the script of “One Tree Hill” with some pictures.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textManliest thing a manly man could ever manly do.After my three-hour shift ended I left to do some work, get a quick bite, and then came back at 7:30 p.m. for the overnight shift.This time I was more prepared: two pairs of socks, uggs (yes uggs, this is clearly the second manliest thing a manly man could ever manly do), a long-sleeve shirt, a hoodie, a sweatshirt, a coat, and gloves.I was actually relatively warm.The night got off to a great start when out of nowhere my friends and I just burst out singing, “In the Jungle.” We simply felt it was too quiet, and we needed to cheer everyone up.It got even better when some of our fellow campers started to join in.Naturally we decide going a capella is fine and all, but what’s even better is if we simply blast the song as loud as possible from our laptop. Obviously we assume everyone would not only be okay with this, but grateful even.Boy, were we…right. At the end of the song someone yelled “again” for an encore, so of course we obliged.After we finished playing the greatest song in mankind for the second time, we decided to switch it up and play one of the greatest lyrical songs ever written. Clearly you all know I’m talking about, Rich Homie Quan’s “Type of Way.”Break it down, Rich Homie Quan, “Is it because my homies rich you feel some type of way/Some type of way, make you feel some type of way.”That’s just inspirational. Definitely boosted the morale here at Gate E.But apparently we believed Rich Homie Quan ain’t got nothing on us, because for some reason we broke out an instrumental beat and started to freestyle.And that is what happens when you mix boredom and freezing temperatures together.After that all died down, we relaxed and watched Casino Royale. Somehow we were able to fall asleep, even after the temperatures dropped down to zero degrees.Beat the cold. Beat Duke. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Don’t text me… don’t call me… I’m tuned in!!” tweeted Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, who wears No. 45 as a tribute to Jordan, and who was one of the first NBA players two test positive for coronavirus, from which he’s since been cleared.The opening portion of the documentary dedicated to Scottie Pippen’s contributions — and his compensation — stirred significant sentiment among the professional ranks.On screen, Jordan surmised: “Whenever they speak Michael Jordan, they should speak Scottie Pippen.” That had Kendrick Perkins, the retired center turned NBA analyst, applauding virtually: “I’m Glad MJ clarified that he needed Pippen and how important he was to his championships!!! Bulls needed Scottie like Mustard Greens need Ham Hocks. Brings a different type of flavor!!!Brooklyn Nets vet Garrett Temple, a former Clipper, wrote that Pippen has long inspired him: “I wanted to be just like Scottie on the court. Defender, long, athletic, unselfish, high IQ!!!”Portland guard CJ McCollum found fresh motivation in Pippen’s compelling backstory: “Scottie was really the equipment manager at a NAIA school. Practiced with the team. Finessed his way into a scholarship. Went from 6’1-6’9… fast forward. 5th pick in the draft. H O F . Don’t matter where you go. Work on your game. They will find you.” “Michael Jordan’s Last Dance was fantastic and I loved all two hours of it!!” Lakers legend Magic Johnson tweeted. “Young fans that never got to see Michael play now understand why he’s the (GOAT) of basketball.”That seemed a theme. Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard wrote: “Mike really was different different.” Chimed in Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones: “MJ walked like he knew he was the one.” His Grizzlies teammate Ja Morant: “Wish I could’ve played against him & Kobe.”“… AND you just know it’s gonna get better each episode,” tweeted former Clipper favorite Jamal Crawford: “WE needed this!!!”But more of this good thing will require a wait, much to the chagrin of Jordan Bell. The Long Beach product who earned a championship ring with the Warriors in 2018 joined the chorus Sunday bemoaning the delay while everyone is cooped up apart from one another in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.“A whole week for another episode… Ain’t like I got something else to do,” Bell wrote.Including, unfortunately, no basketball.“Watching this just makes me want to hoop,” WNBA star Arike Ogunbowale tweeted. “Lord, please heal the world quickly.” NBA Twitter gave the first two episodes of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” an enthusiastic two thumbs up Sunday night — or, in Alex Caruso’s case, two fire emojis.“Best 2 hours of the quarantine,” is how Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris summed it up on Twitter.Both the Lakers guard and former Clipper joined the rest of the basketball world — an average of 6.1 million viewers in all tuned into the simulcast on ESPN and ESPN2 — for some most-welcome appointment viewing Sunday evening, when the first two hours of the 10-part documentary focused on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls aired.A rare look behind the scenes of the season that capped Jordan’s Bulls’ second three-peat, the documentary’s premiere provided a welcome distraction (and education) while the coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of the U.S., basketball included. The documentary also focused on the strain within the Bulls organization caused by Pippen’s seven-year, $18 million contract. The deal he signed in 1991 made him, by the 1997-98 season, the 122nd-highest-paid player in the NBA and the sixth-highest-paid player on the Bulls roster.“What would Scottie’s situation seem like today?” posited Chiney Ogwumike, L.A. Sparks star, ESPN basketball analyst and Stanford graduate, on Twitter. “$18 million in 1992 (his first year of the deal) has the same purchasing power as $33,811,793.46 in 2020… so basically it is like a top 5 NBA player on a 7 year / $33 million+ deal today…“Star players now make that in a year.”It was enough to get Ogwumike’s Sparks teammate and Wizards assistant coach Kristi Toliver to wonder on Twitter: “When’s Pippen doing an audiobook?”Professional hoopers had a myriad of other entertaining Twitter takeaways, including Trae Young’s self-assured virtual shrug in response to Jordan’s quote about successfully transitioning from college to the pros: “I think it’s pretty easy.”Concurred the second-year Hawks point guard, an All-Star this season: “Basically.”Lakers fan favorite Caruso was flabbergasted by the revelation that Jordan went golfing with playoff opponent Danny Ainge in the midst of a series (a day before Jordan dropped 63 points on the Celtics in an overtime loss): “They played golf TOGETHER.. during the series!?” … “(I don’t care) about old school vs new … Golf has lots of small talk, what were they talking about?! ‘Yeah so.. I got this basketball game tomorrow…’ ”Perkins took notice when Jordan bristled on screen because the Bulls insisted on limiting his playing time after he returned from a broken foot, scoffing: “These soft (players) in Today’s NBA doing Load Management!!!”And some WNBA players found young Michael Jordan to be, as Sparks star Candace Parker tweeted, “kinda ummm FINE.”As for the debate percolating about Jordan’s place in the all-time greatest pantheon, and whether Jordan’s accomplishments somehow diminish those by Lakers superstar LeBron James — NBA personnel largely weren’t having it.“Why is it that The Last Dance has brought on so much unwarranted, unnecessary hate on @KingJames??” asked NBA champion and current Clippers color commentator Chauncey Billups on Twitter. “Why can’t people just enjoy the greatness of both guys. I think MJ is the (Greatest Of All Time), but @KingJames is on Mt. Rushmore EASY!!!!”Wrote Warriors rookie Eric Paschall: “I think the debate between LeBron and Jordan has to stop. At this point it’s all about personal preference and who you like. Another thing. We can’t forget about adding Kobe (Bryant)! They are all greats! It’s more about who you like more because we can never just say one person!”Most of all, the first two episodes left players, past and present, relishing Jordan’s greatness — and hating the fact that everyone has to wait a week for more of the docuseries. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error