Thursday, February 10, 2011
Landry Fields goes undercover at Modell's
By Jared Zwerling
Knicks fan Spike Lee calls Landry Fields "Muddy" because he doesn't mind getting dirty and doing all of the little things on the court. Well, make that off the court too. This past weekend, Fields made an appearance at the Modell's Sporting Goods store in Greenburgh, New York, near the team's practice facility, to work as an associate for a day.
The hilarious video was produced by Modell's as the third installment of their "undercover" videos. They did one most recently with the Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jacksonand another with the New England Patriots' Danny Woodhead.
Fields will also be bringing his humorous side to a webisode series he's creating with fellow rookie Andy Rautins, which will chronicle their adventures in the Big Apple. "Basically me and Andy are new to New York, so we’re just taking it by storm, going to different places," Fields said. "It’s going to be interesting. It’s basically taking us out of our element of basketball and throwing us into the big New York City life. I think it’s pretty funny. It’s all kind of improv stuff, so you see us at our best. At first, it’s going to be played in the Garden a little bit, and I’m sure it’ll be on YouTube as well. Right now, it’s just some pilot episodes to see what the fans think" (The Knicks Blog Radio).
With Fields making such a big impression locally, ESPN The Magazine decided to give him some national attention. As NBA writer Chris Broussard writes in the latest issue, Fields was a second-round afterthought, but he's been playing so well that his name has gone from no-name to the name on the backs of fans' jerseys.