CSTB’s deep abiding respect for Rick Fox is well-documented. Not only did he fashion a long, if unspectacular career with the Celtics and Lakers, but his acting chops (a cello-smashing, rapist basketball player in “Oz”, a basketball player who doesn’t encounter cellos in “He Got Game”) compare favorably with those of Shawn Bradley.

Fox, formerly married to Radio Shack pitchwoman The Handcuff Lady (above), has apparently bounced back from that sad split, the former Tar Heel being romantically linked to fellow thespian Sharon Stone.

Though I wish the couple nothing but happiness, I do have some advice for Rick. If your new girlfriend suggests a trip to the zoo for your birthday, you might wanna insist on bowling, instead.