EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS EXCHANGE FROM A SLAM MAGAZINE INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS “BIRDMAN” ANDERSEN:
SLAM: A lot of NBA guys have been playing in streetball games this summer. Not you. Why? What have you been up to instead?
CHRIS ANDERSEN: I’m actually from the woods down in Texas. I’ve been training and whatnot about basketball, but also I’m trying to start a hunting show right now. So I’m out in the woods with Converse.
SLAM: A hunting show?
CHRIS ANDERSEN: It’s gonna be called “Willie B and the Good Ole Boys.” Basically with all my friends I grew up with down in Texas, and it’s going to be celebrity rednecks that do crazy, dumb stuff…hopefully I get sponsored by Converse.
I can’t even BEGIN to explain to you how much I want to watch this show. I don’t know if the people at Converse are big With Leather readers, but on the off chance they are, allow me to make this plea: You do this, Converse. You do this NOW. You greenlight five seasons, at minimum. We have the opportunity to see a 7-foot-tall professional basketball player slash crazy person — who once missed like a dozen consecutive dunks at the Slam Dunk Contest — hunting in the woods with (and I quote) “celebrity rednecks.” Do you know what my favorite part of that last sentence is? EVERY SINGLE WORD IN IT. The only way it could have been improved is if I had somehow been able to work in the phrase “with his sidekick Rafer Alston.” Yes, you make this show immediately and you ship screeners directly to me via first class mail.
After the jump, a three-minute highlight video of Birdman blocking shots set to “Butterfly” by Crazytown, which is the perfect accompaniment in its own little terrible way.