Monday, February 9, 2009
A few posts ago I wrote that the Sacramento Kings, one of the worst teams this year in the NBA, was about to undergo a change in fortune. Managment hired me back to use two of my paintings on two new posters. One poster for Chris Webber and one for Vladi Divac. Their jerseys are being retired. C Web's was retired last Friday in a dramatic half time ceremony during a game between the Kings and The Utah Jazz. It was like the good old days when the Sacramento Kings games were sold out and Arco Arena thundered with cheering fans. Anyway, last Friday, all the ticket holders got a Chris Webber poster by yours truly, and I have the photos here to prove it. They lost to the Jazz by only 3 points...and...continued one of the worst loosing streaks in their team history. I felt that since they had come back to reuse my watercolor paintings, that the team's loosing streak would be reversed but Noooo!!!!! Maybe there's something wrong with my theory about a direct relationship between management commissioning me to do art and how well the team performs. I always thought I was a level headed artist or is that an oxymoron? Speaking of morons, was it a little brash of me after the pre-game interview, to request singing the national anthem and to introduce C. Web over the public address system?