If you were watching last night’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Toronto Raptors game (sure), then you were probably confused about the absence of Cavs center Samardo Samuels (yeah, right). Was he released? Did he fall in to a manhole? Did he rent a table at Spin to play ping-pong then get totally caught up in a rally and miss the game?
There are a lot of likely candidates for why he missed the game, but the real answer is much simpler. From the Boston Herald:
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ monster road trip will be a little less grueling for Samardo Samuels, who did not go to Canada with the team because he lost his passport. He will rejoin the team Thursday in Minneapolis.
Samuels wrote on his Twitter account in early December that he had lost both his passport and wallet. The Cavs remained hopeful he could get the situation rectified before Wednesday’s game against the Raptors in Toronto, but because he holds a Jamaican passport and visa issues are involved, it became too complicated to complete in time.
Tough break for Sammy Sams. Not only will he be refused entry to other countries when his job requires to travel, he also lost his discount card to Dave’s Supermarket. Now he’s going to be paying way more than a dollar for three avocados, which is a total ripoff.
I’m sure he’ll get his passport problems sorted out soon enough, but he’ll never be able to get back all that stuff he’s stored in his wallet. You never think about that picture of you and your high school prom date until it’s gone forever.