I have very few basketball related stories on this site. I haven't met many basketball players. For some reason, they just don't seem to do a lot of appearances.
A few years ago while in New York for a Global Traveler function, I had a basketball star experience, well almost. On a tour of Madison Square Garden, we went into the locker room (during an off-day for the Knicks).
The tour guide showed us the basketball shoes of Jerome James, They were quite large and heavy, but I guess when you are that big, a few extra ounces on your feet isn't a big deal.
The shoes were rather quiet, although more pleasant than some of the celebs I have met. Still, not meeting any actual players at MSG and just settling for the shoes left me feeling a bit de-feeted...ummm yeah.