If any of you guys out there have $250,000 to spare, I have a great way for you to spend it. I’m talking to you, Mark Zuckerberg and Roman Abramovich, since you are both fans of The Basketball Jones and read our site daily. But if you’re not a venture capitalist or something, but still have 250 grand, then I think you should put in a bid on the Carrier Classic Hoop Dream Auction over at eBay.
Why? Because if you win, you get to play HORSE with Magic Johnson and James Worthy.
Not only that, you also get to watch a college basketball game — between Michigan State and North Carolina, who are both supposed to be good and are the alma maters of Magic and Worthy — on the USS Carl Vinson. That’s cool for a couple reasons. One, it’s the first game to be played on an aircraft carrier, so that’s neat. Two, the USS Carl Vinson is the boat that Osama Bin Laden’s body was dumped off after he was killed. So, double historic and not at all creepy.
Plus, President Obama is going to be in attendance, watching some basketball and brushing the dirt off his shoulder because of the Bin Laden stuff. That means you’ll be hooping in front of the President of the United States of America, and knowing him, he probably won’t be able to resist grabbing a ball and shooting around. That’s not a guarantee, but if he’s wearing his mom jeans and running shoes you know he’ll be looking to get some shots up.
The night’s capped off with “a major celebrity concert finale,” who will probably be the Black Eyed Peas, let’s be honest. Not a bad way to spend $250,000 or whatever the final bid ends up being. All the proceeds go to benefit the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, so not only are you having the night of your life, you’re also helping out the troops. It’s the best of both worlds.
Bidding ends in four days, so go grab your $250,000 and hop on eBay and put in a bid. Unless you have another way to play HORSE with two Hall of Famers, in which case, I’m all ears.