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Bay Area rapper Lil B, 76-year old man try out for D-League

Oct 15, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT


Not to go all Forest Gump (because we all should avoid that as much as possible), but you really do never know what you are going to get with a D-League tryout.

Take the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Golden State affiliate (moved from South Dakota the season before), which held an open tryout on Saturday. Who showed up?

Well, there was Bay Area rapper Lil B, who has been tweeting about making the team.

Then there was the 76-year-old guy, as the Santa Cruz Sentinel detailed.

Seventy-six-year-old Don Wiberg hadn’t played basketball in 20 years, having traded it in for beach volleyball, when he stepped on the court Sunday. He admits he couldn’t make his high school team and that he played one year at Cal Tech before deciding he was better at water polo.

Still, he couldn’t resist the S.C. Warriors’ claim that it would welcome anyone over 18 who was willing to pay the $100-125 entry fee.

“It’s on my bucket list,” he said. “You know, what the hell.”

Good for him. And he has the same odds of making the team as Lil B.

  1. kicksave1980 - Oct 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    That’s awesome. I love his attitude…its an experience, so why not. Better to go do something like that and have a story to tell than sit at home all day.

  2. lmoneyfresh - Oct 15, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Didn’t that Lil B kid have a “twitter war/beef/whatever” with some player? KD I think.

    • money2long - Oct 15, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      guess he was serious about having a chance against him.

    • money2long - Oct 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

      figured lil b was just some rapper, with a twitter account and a lot to drink when he was talking about facing him. but if he made this d league team, i guess he actually has bball talent. he’s not just some crazed ordinary player who thinks he can beat anyone. (well, durant is pretty special, but that’s besides the point) the talent he has makes sense for him to propose a 1 on 1 against durant. seems logical at least. but still, d league players have little chance but at least i know he has some talent to boot. makes his challenge seem less, what’s the word im looking for, eh, dumb will do.

  3. illegalblues - Oct 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    come on based god, i wanna see some clips of him balling

  4. bishopbengals - Oct 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Based god has to be the most idiotic rap nickname ever. He should stick with Lil B.

    • bishopbengals - Oct 16, 2012 at 9:09 AM

      Also, I looked up what Based God meant because I had no idea. Rap is pathetic nowadays if that’s what you guys look up to. I guess giving away your girlfriend / wife is normal to you.

  5. adeedothatswho - Oct 16, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    Master P>Lil B


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