Friday, February 20, 2009

Vidz: Starbury @ a bus stop

I just heard about this on the Jim Rome show and had to check it out.

It comes with this info the filmmaker sent to SLAM online where this was first posted.

i was driving home from shooting a thing with a friend and i spot stephon marbury sitting at the bus stop talking into his blackberry half a mile from my house.

confused as to why starbury would be riding the bus - had the economy really bitten him that badly?

it obsessed and bothered me when i got home and i was trying desperately to think of a comedy sketch idea around this…

so i grabbed my camera and hustled back to where i saw him - turns out he was waiting on his car to be fixed at a shop right behind him - and asked him if he’d shoot some improv stuff with me at the bus stop.

i was a little surprised he said yes but he did and we rolled and goofed and i’m chopping ‘em up into little bite-sized pieces to go up every day…

he did yak a bit about the knicks situation… not in this first ep but by the end of this week, i’ll have put that piece up…

long live the links!

This comes off as some genuine and funny stuff. Certainly much better than the T-Mac and A-Rod public relation disasters we've seen this week.

And despite the dude's head tat, I've always appreciated his take on fashion with the nice looking and economically sound gear and kicks he sold through Steve & Barry's - even if my wife makes fun of me for having his "clown shoes."

Maybe it's just a clever viral video promo for his website, but it made me laugh. And, if you check out the other videos posted by this guy, it appears he's a Christian who regularly films prayers and Bible verse discussions for his page.

Enjoy and be sure to check out the other chapters. The one where he asks if Starbury will add his name to his arm is another that will make you smile.

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