The following is an excerpt from an article in today’s Miami Herald:
NBA vs. WWE with mystery delivery? Win-Win for both sides on Monday night
The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mickey Rourke are Hollywood folk, making movies. Raw is in nearby Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Depends if anyone is in town and wants to get involved.
Speaking of Hollywood, Hulk Hogan is a crowd pleaser, but is the Hulkster healed from his physical ailments?
Ric Flair wants to compete again.
Triple H, HBK and Taker are easy choices. Though, HBK is still healing.
RVD lives in California.
David Arquette, Jay Leno? Please no.
Judy Bagwell? Oh no.
Former WWE star and ESPN voice Jonathan Coachman? Coach seems to be in the right place at the right time.
How about Shaq? The Diesel is a big wrestling fan, but I think Los Angeles fans would boo him, since he played for rival Phoenix. Plus, Suns’ fans don’t want to see him in Lakers’ colors. FYI: WrestleMania 26 is in Phoenix.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban? See Shaq. Though, since the Nuggets eliminated the Mavs, Cuban could be supporting the Lakers to oust the Nugs.
Dennis Rodman? The Worm is a former Lakers’ player who has wrestled and has not played for the Nuggets.
The Lakers mascot? Do they even have one?
Jack Nicholson? A Lakers’ staple, if he isn’t in Denver supporting his favorite team.
The guy in the Panama Jack hat who sits courtside next to Nicholson at Lakers’ home games? Is he the mascot?
Thierry Henry? You know, the soccer star in those Gillette razor commercials with Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. Henry is a former player for Arsenal, a well-known team in England also owned by Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke.
Jay Cutler? No explanation needed.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger? Is it re-election time?
What about Wayne Gretzky? The Great One played for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team and owns and coaches the Coyotes in Phoenix, home of WrestleMania 26. Kroenke also owns the Colorado Avalanche, a Kings and Coyotes’ rival. Kroenke sure does own a lot.
This is a tough one, but my choice is former basketball star Karl Malone. He played for the Nuggets division rival Utah Jazz and then finished his career with the Lakers, and he wrestled in WCW. The Mailman always delivers.
Check out the complete article at MiamiHerald.com.
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