5.03.2011

Michael Doleac, 2002-03 Fleer Tradition (NBA Playoffs Week No. 3)

Name: Michael Doleac
Team: New York Knicks
Positions: Center, pasted in
Value of card: A dollop of sunscreen
Key 2002-03 stat: Zero photos of Doleac playing
Actual conversation between Fleer photographer and his boss, July 13, 2002:
Boss: "So, how'd the Doleac shoot go?"
Fleer photog: "Not good. When we got there, Doleac finds out he'd forgotten his team ID at home. The security guys sure as hell didn't believe him when he said he was the Knicks' new center. One of them told him to go get Ewing back. So, Doleac starts crying a little bit. I took him for ice cream, and then we found a park with a basketball court. He puts his uniform on, and we get some shots in there, but nothing that really looks good. In some of the shots, there was a dog pooping in the background. Then there were these guys who ended up mugging Doleac. They took his jersey and the basketball. He started screaming, 'Save me, Rick Majerus!' I called it a day."
Boss: "So, nothing usable?"
Photog: "Not unless you want to see dog crap, thugs and tears in the card."
Boss: "All right, never mind. We'll just Photoshop his publicity photo into one of the game shots."

Card courtesy of FatShawnKemp
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