Gotta have a little fun during this dismal lockout.
So last weekend we gave birth to FalseHoop, TrueHoop’s goofy little brother. For now, it’s still in diapers -- meaning it’s only on Twitter. When it learns to walk, there’s no telling where all it will go.
Tuesday at FalseHoop we tossed up a Twitter hashtag called #NBAOutofOffice.
It’s a spoof on the automated replies one would send out via email and phone when away from the office.
#NBAOutofOffice Deron Williams: I am currently assisting at a basketball branch in Turkey. Will return stateside ASAP.
Here are some of the best (and most printable) we received:
erivera7 Eddy Rivera
#NBAOutofOffice Dwight Howard: Hey world! Checking out some houses today in LA.
Bucksketball Jeremy Schmidt
#NBAOutofOffice Jerry Sloan: Jerry doesn't have a phone. Or an office.
ShotDrJr Rob Peterson
#NBAOutofOffice This is the NBPA. We're locked out of our office right now. Leave a message and we'll get back to you, uh, hmm ... (BEEP)
#NBAOutofOffice Dirk Nowitzki: Running shooting drills. Will respond when I miss a rainbow.
LUDACLIPS Leiland Tanner
#NBAOutofOffice LeBron: I'm sorry, Mr. James isn't answering, please insert a 4th quarter and anybody else would be happy to help you.
BreeneMurphy Breene Murphy
#NBAOutofOffice Blake Griffin: I'm in the office ignoring your ridiculous attempt to delay my improvement. Or making a commercial.
MuggsyBogus Muggsy Bogus
#NBAOutofOffice Adam Morrison: At the gym, leave a message. I saw the movie The Replacements.
johnbkenney John Kenney
#NBAOutofOffice Eddy Curry: Extended lunch break. Call back this spring.
KnickerBlogger Mike Kurylo
#NBAOutofOffice Eddy Curry: Doughnut run. No ETA for return.
erivera7 Eddy Rivera
#NBAOutofOffice Monta Ellis: Hitting up the moped with some of my teammates. It's my first time doing it too!
Mike_Schmitz Mike Schmitz
Mrs__NBALockout I BLAME STERN
#NBAOutofOffice Kobe Bryant: I'm sorry I'm unavailable to take this call, but I'm in the Heat’s gym shooting all night long.
My little contribution:
RoyceWebb Royce Webb
#NBAOutofOffice Allen Iverson: I'm on extended leave. If you need an Answer right away, please notify my agent.
And the winner is …
forumbluegold Darius Soriano
#NBAOutofOffice Phil Jackson: Rings and rings and rings and rings and rings ...