ESPN Network: | | ABCSports | EXPN | FANTASY

Hoops, I did it again
From the Page 2 mailbag

Are Britney Spears and 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake going pro?

Britney Spears
On Friday we asked your help to determine what was going on. Here are some of the best caption suggestions from more than 1,700 responses from Page 2 readers for this week's Mystery Photo.

"I can't believe, like, Christina is sitting out gym class again with another "medical excuse." I mean, like, you know her mother makes those up for her!"
Josh McElhattan
Belmont, Mass.

"Awarding an NBA franchise to 'N Sync will help reach the increasingly profitable demographic of the 13- to 14-year-old white female," said commissioner David Stern in a press conference Friday afternoon.

"Allowing Britney to play power forward," he added, grinning diabolically, "that's just for me."
Ryan K.

"Justin, I hate this uniform. ... You can't even see my tummy."
Chadwick Feagan

In an effort to make learning fun, Microsoft displays new high-priced interactive fraction flash cards for the kids.
Holden, Maine

"This one time, at basketball camp ..."
Eamon Reilly
Dumont, N.J.

"I'm bored, Justin. When's the game gonna start?"
"As soon as Michael Jordan gets out of his wheelchair, and Kwame Brown gets out of his high-chair, honey."
Jeff Kokosinski
Clifton, N.J.

After learning the perks of pro hoopsters, Justin told Britney he was going to the Gold Club after the game. Britney, assuming he meant the ritzy jewelry store, was thrilled.
Mike Green
Dayton, Ohio

"C'mon, pick me, pick me. I swear guys, I got game. ... Britney's not that good."
Lee Rosenberg

Here's Justin Timberlake shooting hoops with his better half.
Grant Bailie
Brandon, Fla.

[Insert Jerry Krause draft joke here]
Doug Eckert
Norman, Okla.

"Britney, if Shaq says you're on his list, too, I'm going to Dirty Pop
his @$%."
Brett Muhlke
St. Louis

The NBA's version of the Battle at Bighorn.
Len Hoover
Kent, Ohio

Anna Kournikova is no longer the best looking athlete out there.
Vestal, N.Y.

Everyone waited with anticipation as Mattel unveiled its 2001 line of basketball Ken and Barbie.
Ben Morrissey
Sparta, N.J.

"Honey, remember ... when you pass to me ... not at the chest ... they're expensive."

A bizzare series of events unfold all because Britney Spears was seen here wearing clothing that covers her bellybutton, thus sparking rumors of pregnancy. In their statement Britney and Justin maintain that she is still a virgin and cite immaculate conception. Madonna has since sued Spears for stealing her image, forgetting that she is not the Madonna.
Corey Bruns
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Once again, NBA expansion has diluted the talent pool.
Jason Horwitz

There will now be a re-vote for which women's basketball player we would want to see pose for Playboy.
C. Ransom
St. Louis

Britney and Justin show concern as EMTs attend to Mariah Carey's injuries suffered during a ferocious backboard shattering dunk.
Greg K.
Tallahassee, Fla.

In an attempt to improve its staggering offense, the Rutgers men's basketball team has recruited Britney Spears in an attempt to draw defensive quintuple-teams, thus allowing Justin and every other non-Britney to score at will for Rutgers.
Steve Thornton
Palatine, Ill.

With the Minnesota Timberwolves looking to solidify their backcourt, Kevin McHale signs Justin and Britney in a secret contract agreement.
Joel Martin
Los Gatos, Calif.

Hey Justin, check out the uniforms on the Lakers' cheerleaders, they are so, like, 1999.
Douglas Chagnon
Danvers, Mass.

"If Shaq can sing, why can't we? ... Oh wait, he can't sing. We're screwed."

Honey, why did Patrick Ewing just wave to you?
Woodbridge, Conn.

"When they told us we'd be playing for the Knights in this charity game, they never said anything about Bobby being the coach. Man, he is tearing J.C. a new a$$#*!&.
Peter Kohan
New York

Geez, honey. The Nets gave Kendall Gill $8 million last year. Imagine what we could make!
David Cohen
Hoboken, N.J.

And finally, here is what Reuters stated was happening: Singer Britney Spears and her boyfriend, Justin Timberlake of 'N Sync warm up prior to the celebrity basketball game at the pop band's "Challenge for the Children III" event July 29, 2001, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The three-day event raises money for charities including The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children, the Epilepsy Foundation, Calvary Academy, the Las Vegas Boys & Girls Club, Camp Good Days and the Justin Timberlake Foundation. Reuters/Ethan Miller

Send this story to a friend | Most sent stories

Mystery photo July 27: I've got it!

Mystery photo July 20 extras: Fiddling with captions

Mystery photo July 20: The Devil you say?

Mystery photo July 13: The BoSox Boys

Mystery photo July 6: Reunited...

Mystery photo June 29: This just in ...

Mystery photo June 22: Caught in the act

Mystery photo June 18: What's up with Bobby Cox?

Mystery photo June 8: Kobe Bryant plugged

Mystery photo June 1: Something about Shaq

Mystery photo May 25: Two wild and crazy guys

Mystery photo May 17: Nothing but net

Mystery photo May 11: Tim and Jerry

Mystery photo May 3: Drop 'em

Mystery photo April 27: Great seats, eh?

Mystery photo April 23: Ready, aim ...

Mystery photo April 16: Hey, buddy

Mystery photo April 9: Gone fishin in Florida

Mystery photo April 2: Getting kissed off

Mystery Photo responses: March 26

Mystery Photo responses: March 16

Mystery Photo responses: March 9

Mystery Photo responses: Feb. 28

Copyright ©2001 ESPN Internet Ventures. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and Safety Information are applicable to this site. Employment opportunities at