On May 31st, before Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the San Antonio Spurs, I sent out the following tweet just after 8pm:
Do the spurs win again tonight?I’m taking okc – Durant with 53!!!Haha
— Kenny Eller (@KennyEller) May 31, 2012
Then a little over 30 minutes later I was on the pre-game show on TNT with Ernie, Kenny, Chuck and Shaq, very unexpectedly of course:
I actually had the TNT pre-game show going in the other room at the time and was in my office on the computer when my buddy Justin called and said, “Nice job making it on TNT!”
I laughed and said, “Yeah, right, that would be nice.”
To which he responded emphatically, “No I’m serious, they just showed your tweet!”
I of course had no idea which tweet he was referring to. At the same time, while he was talking to me, I could hear my phone blowing up with messages, as I held it to my ear.
All I can say is, thank goodness for the DVR!
The funniest thing to me is how worked up Charles Barkley got and he was actually agreeing with me, even if he didn’t know it!
“Well you’re wrong Kevin Eller! (Shaq in the background “Kenny, Kenny, Kenny…Kenny Eller, haha”) OKC is going to win tonight! The Thunders going to win tonight!”
Chuck and I were both right on that night. OKC did win (Though KD didn’t come close to 53, haha)!
The odds of the TNT staff picking my random tweet out of the millons of tweets being sent are obviously extremely slim.
To me, it is just further proof that I’m on the right track!
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