One time Damon Stoudamire caught Ruben Patterson jerking it to a Victoria’s Secret catalogue. The guys wouldn’t let him live that down. He was Lubin’ Ruben after that. Rasheed Wallace and Zach Randolph were relentless. Those two made his life hell, calling him Lubin’ Ruben every chance they got. Ruben once told me he was contemplating “taking them out in front of everyone in the locker room,” but I talked him out of it. I told him he would probably miss and hit Steve Kerr. For the most part, the veterans weren’t subjected to this type of stuff. Pippen, Kerr, Arvydas Sabonis, Dale Davis; these guys were respected. Maybe Rasheed would call Arvydas “Saboners” every once in a while, but it wasn’t anything he couldn’t handle. However, the worst incident I can remember involved a respected vet. In 2002, some of us were in the gym before practice when Zach and Jeff McInnis got into a shouting match over hookers or something. This type of stuff happened like every other day so most of us just ignored it. Zach just lost it and fired a 5 lb. plate at Jeff. He missed way high and hit veteran center Chris Dudley in the back of the head. He had no idea what hit him. Zach actually felt pretty bad about it; Rasheed thought it was hysterical. Duds was out cold and we had no idea what to do. Antonio Daniels, Arvydas, and Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje carried him to a massage table and laid him face down so anyone who saw him would just think he was waiting to get a massage. I had about 20 or 25 extra headbands in my locker so I just started wrapping those around Chris’ head to try to stop the bleeding. He woke up about 30 minutes later wondering what happened and why he was wearing 15 headbands. We just blamed it on Lubin’ Ruben. Duds was a real team player and didn’t want this to be a distraction so he just let it go.
Oh wow guys. This show was just wowowo there are seriously no words this is one of my new favorite shows and stage door experiences.
I don’t even know where to begin like WOOOOW
ok so the show. THE SHOOOOOW.
For those of you who have yet to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, I highly recommend that you do. The cast is stellar, the show i soo well done. AND THE MUSIC!? I WANT TO SING ALL OF IT OMG.
I SAT FRICKING SECOND ROW CENTER ORCHESTRA I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
LOOK AT THAT. THERE IS ONLY ONE ROW IN FRONT OF ME I MIGHT HAVE CRIED A LOT A LITTE
Ok. I’ll save everything that has to do with Lisa for last. So stay tuned!
Jeff Kready is the greatest just wow. Vocally he was just SO on point tonight, and I have never heard man with such a strong falsetto before in my life. He’s just so perfect, and the subtlety of his humor realllyyyyy added to Monty’s character - it made him less of an over the top character, and far more relatable. Also, I found myself buying into Monty’s shenanigans and sympithizing with him, which like wow if you can make a character like that lovable kudos to you Jeff Kready! (I HAVE A LOT OF STAGE DOOR STUFF ABOUT HIM TOO SO STAY TUNED FOR THAT LATER)
CATHERINE WALKER WOWOWOWOW. To be honest I hadn’t heard much about her, so I wasn’t totally sure what to expect from her performance walking in. But lemme tell you. That girl can SING. Like wwoooooow I was so blown away. Her sound was very clean and clear and just wowowo she was so incredible. Seriously spot on.
JEFFERSON MAYS IS A GODSENT AND MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS I REALLY DONT THINK I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT HIM OR HIS PERFORMANCE BECAUSE LITERALLY THAT SUMS IT UP OMG
Ok. Lisa. Lisa perfect person O'Hare.
She was just. There are no words for how incredible she was tonight. During “I Don’t Know What I’d Do” she held it together so well until the very end where she is hugging Monty from behind, and a single tear fell down her cheek. My heart actually broke omg.
SHE WAS SO COMEDICALLY ON POINT TONIGHT IT WASNT EVEN FUNNY. SHE WAS SO SPOT ON. LIKE EVERY LINE GOT A LAUGH AND A FEW GOT APPLAUSE IT WAS SO GREAT.
SO SHE HELD IT TOGETHER PRETTY WELL. UNTIL “SIBELLA” AND LET ME TELL YOU I WAS CRYING RIGHT ALONG WITH HER. SHE WAS SO SAD AND LIKE OMG
She literally had to bite her lip at one point to keep from crying and I just omg bb I was so sad for her because you could see how hard she was trying to keep it together throughout the entire show, but especially in that moment.
OK SO BOWS.
When Lisa came out (first of all she was a wreck. Like she was crying so hard it was so sad) the entire cast just starts screaming and clapping, and at one point Catherine grabbed her hand and squeezed it and mouthed “I love you” to her.
Jefferson Mays blew her a kiss, and Jeff basically dedicated his bow to staring at her and making everyone give her another round of applause.
She was so appreciative.
STAGE DOOR HOLY SHIT
Jeff Kready was the first to come out and lo OO kAT ALL THE CUTE PICS I GOT WITH HIM
So basically I had taken pics with him on my phone, and then my dad was like “Wait I want some too!” And I go “ugh dad!” And the first two pics of us are him imitating me and being like “yeah, come on dad hurry up!” And I was just laughing so hard. I have a very special place for Jeff Kready and his adorable smile in my heart lemme tell you like wow he’s the nicest.
Ok. Catherine Walker was next. and She was just the absolute cutest like wow. She was so nice and I told her how incredible she was and she was just like “thank you so much! I’m so glad you came” And I just love her a lot wow
JEFFERSON MAYS WAS SO INCREIDBLE AND A GENTLEMAND AND WOWOWOWOW. We talked for a good five minutes and he just asked me a bout myself and what I thought of the show, and I told him how incredible he was and he goes “aren’t you the sweetest, thank you! It is such a joy to do every night”
I love him so much and I got to hug him it was great.
OK SO ARE YOU READY TO TALK ABOUT LISA
BECAUSE IM SURE AS HELL NOT.
Ok. Lisa. LISA. When she came out she got a HUGE round of applause and everyone was so excited and she just put her hand on her cheek and teared up and just omg she’s the sweetest person on the planet.
Wow she is SUCH a sweetheart. I was kinda a wreck when she came out … like I wasn’t crying but I just kinda rambled and I told her what an inspiration she was to me and how incredible I thought she was and I was look “sorry Im totally embarrassing myself”. And she just put her arm on my shoulder and goes “no you aren’t, you’re being so kind!” She was so gracious and lovely and SHE HAD THE CUTEST HAT ON.
(You can see the tears in her eyes in that last pic oops)
At the end I wished her happy trails and she pulled me into a hug. I wanted to cry and she was crying and just wow I can’t even deal with how incredible tonight was.
All in all, tonight was incredible and I cried a lot.
Lisa O'Hare gave the performance of a lifetime. She’s just a perfect human being and I don’t even know what else to say because IM SO IN SHOCK WOW
The GIFs you see above have been made by Jeff Kerr, known as the Scorpion Dagger. They seem similar to Terry Gilliam’s work for Monty Python, although Kerr goes a step further with inapropriate humor I guess :)