laughing jesus
The Lord our God does love a good, hearty laugh.
Thank you so very much, Allen Iverson.

There's already plenty of proof that God loves to laugh. The platypus. Spandex. Pugs and the people who love them. The fact that the complete first and second seasons of Jem and the Holograms is available on DVD.

And now the latest evidence, as Tweeted by Allen Iverson: "God Chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career."

For the record, God "chose" Memphis for the same reason Aron Ralston chose to cut off his own arm with a dull knife and a pair of pliers: because there was no other choice. So, you know, I guess God's ways aren't so mysterious aftera all.

[Deadspin via chris]

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10 Comments:
OpenID sevendeu2u said...
I thought was the most redonkulous thing ever!

Anonymous Ruben said...
Seriously, there has got to be a word for this sensation of sports players praising/thanking the gods for their sporting achievements. It makes me laugh every time. Although this time it is even sadder/funnier because as you mention, Allen Iverson ending up in Memphis could hardly be called an "achievement".

Anonymous Anonymous said...
God has a sick sense of humor. I've been waiting for Season 3 of Jem on DVD for years. Someone needs to get Shout Factory on the phone.

And the hits from the big G just keep on coming. The NBA refs have been without a contract for over a week. And now with David Stern basically putting the refs in a guillotine by cutting off Tuesday's talks, we might be going back to scabs. If we thought the refs sucked before...

Anonymous Wormboy said...
Awesome Aron Ralston reference! I was so psyched when I saw him in the "man laws" commercials.

Anonymous Pratt said...
There has not been many Basketbawful posts funnier than this.
It simply killed me.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Memphis will be an utter disaster this year. 10 dollars Zach Randolph attempts to devour Iverson's extremities on more than one occasion

Anonymous Baal said...
or as my favorite artist atmosphere would put it: "God loves ugly"

Blogger Will said...
How bizarre would it be to be the Dutch family who found Aron Ralston? They're just out there enjoying their vacation when suddenly this delirious guy with half an arm stumbles out of the wilderness.

Blogger Shiv said...
So for a second there, I thought you said Rafer Alston...

Blogger Doneycat said...
Will God also say this April, "Don't worry about Fan Appreciation Night, why don't you and Z-Bo hit the Gold Club tonight?"

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