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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

ballywood

1. Bob Barker of "The Price Is Right" earned a basketball scholarship to Drury College.

2. The Beau Bridges who needs no introduction played basketball for UCLA his freshman year before transferring to the University of Hawaii to pursue acting.

3. After playing alongside Tim Duncan, Wake Forest shooting guard and small forward Marc Blucas filmed his first segment for the big screen in "House on Haunted Hill." But his scene was later cut. No worries. He has since starred alongside Gwynneth Paltrow in "View From the Top" and Katie Holmes in "First Daughter." He also dated Sarah Michelle Gellar on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

4. "Green Mile" star Michael Clarke Duncan played basketball at Kankakee Community College. He has worked as a bodyguard for Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and Notorious B.I.G. ("a friend was supposedly subbing for him the night the rapper was shot.")

5. CBS's Craig Kilborn played college basketball for Montana State. He had the following to say to Maxim about his time as a baller.

I’m a slow white kid with a beautiful jump shot, but I wasn’t that interested in…what’s it called?...defense. There’s an old play called the give-and-go—my version was "give me the ball and go to hell." I shot a lot. And I sat on the bench a lot. Which has its advantages: You don’t have to shower after the game, so you can get out of the locker room and be back in the dorm by the time Matlock comes on.

6. "Jesus" Jim Caviezel not only refused to do sex scenes with J-Lo in "Angel Eyes" and with Ashley Judd in "High Crimes," but he also had a promising basketball career at Bellevue Community College before a foot injury ended his playing days and his passion for the roundball.

7. Denzel Washington studied biology and was a basketball player at Fordham University. Before successfully changing careers. He now coaches one of his children's basketball teams.

8. David Duchovny of "X-Files" fame played one season of junior varsity at Princeton University. I never liked the "X-Files."

9. Wilt Chamberlain played "Bombaata" in Conan the Destroyer (1984). Barnes & Noble continues to sell the movie on DVD and VHS. One at a time, please.

Lifted directly and without remorse from Page 3.