Wednesday, May 27, 2009

RICK MAJERUS: DOUCHEBAG EXTRAORDINAIRE: Lance Allred, a former Utah and Weber State player who had a cup of coffee with the Cavs in '07-'08, has written an autobiography. Doesn't sound like anything special, until you consider that Allred grew on a fundamentalist Mormon (the ones that believe in polygamy - think Warren Jeffs) in Montana, is deaf, and battled obsessive-compulsive disorder. I'm not sure why, but this book intrigues me. Maybe it is because I just read "Under the Banner of Heaven", Jon Krakauer's book about Mormonism. Or maybe it is for anecdotes like this (h/t 64 and Counting):

He had a habit of calling Lance “cunt extraordinaire,” and despite the fact that Lance had hearing aids, Majerus would sometimes spell out “cunt” with his fingers to make sure there was “no miscommunication.”

“Lance, you’ve weaseled yourself through life using your hearing as an excuse,” Majerus once told Allred, as corroborated by some of his teammates. “You’re a disgrace to cripples. If I was a cripple in a wheelchair and saw you play basketball, I’d shoot myself.”

He also insisted that Allred get tested for a learning disability, even though Lance pulled down a 3.8 GPA and received Academic All-Conference awards.
Cunt extraordinaire. That's nice.

Anyway, check the book out. It looks pretty interesting.

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