Will Ferrell Rumors

Talking with Vance was a great step back in time. A few of the nuggets: * Vance walked out of Will Ferrell’s movie, “Semi-Pro,” which loosely was based on the ABA. It was mostly hijinks and no crowds. “The ABA wasn’t like that,” Vance said. “It was the day of the Afro and those big high-rise shoes and fur coats. All that went with the image. Everyone assumed we played street ball. That offended me a little bit.” * I remember Louie Dampier, the great shooter from the University of Kentucky, who was with Vance’s Kentucky Colonels. Vance told the story of an exhibition game in Owensboro, Ky., where the 3-point line had to be manually placed on the court, since only the ABA was using the arc at the time. Dampier walked into the arena before the game, still in street clothes, holding his satchel, and walked to the 3-point line. He looked at the basket and said, “It’s off.” Game officials proceeded to measure the 3-point line. It was an inch off. “That’s a shooter’s mentality,” Vance said.
Comedian Will Ferrell had a killer performance Wednesday night when he made the player introductions before the Chicago-New Orleans game. Ferrell’s performance was so impressive among some fans that a Facebook page/campaign has been started to arrange for Ferrell to make the player introductions before the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 26. After only one day, the page has already picked up more than 400 likes. (Hat tip: Pro Basketball Talk/Ball Don’t Lie) If his performance is anything like this one (courtesy of You Tube), the NBA could benefit from his unique introductory talents.