Portland rookies Sergie Monia and Martell Webster have been assigned to the Trailblazers’ D-League affiliate in Ft. Worth. Both players should be making their NBDL debuts on Wednesday night when the Flyers visit the Austin Toros, winners of 8 of their last 9 (including this afternoon’s 111-94 pasting of Albuquerque).
Lance Uppercut of Blazers Basketball has already scoped out the local attractions for Monia and Webster.
There’s more to do in Fort Worth than drink beer and watch grown men fight with livestock. According to the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fort Worth is “the museum capitol of the southwest,” which is one of the most hotly contested distinctions in the cut-throat world of museum classifications. Martell and Sergei can learn all about the exciting history of commercial aviation at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum, check out some dirty pictures drawn by Picasso at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and for the non-traditional cowboy enthusiast (I think both Marty and Sergei fall into this category), there are the National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. So if Martell and Sergei thought that only white men were dumb enough to fight livestock, they’ve got another thing coming.
(the auditions for the Gawker Media Xmas Party were pretty intense)
Sadly for the Blazers duo, they won’t be in Austin when the world famous Spazmatics (above) will play at halftime of the Toros/RimRockers game on January 26. I realize the University of Texas thinks they’re very cool and sophisticated, inviting Roky Erickson to perform at the Kansas/Texas game, but when you look at the career achivements of each artist, there should be no question the Spazmatics have some tremendous supermarket openings in their future.
I’m trying with little luck to determine why Marcus Fizer has a big “DNP” next to his name for the second straight afternoon. Given that today’s contest was part of the League’s Martin Luther King Jr. Showcase with scouts galore in attendence, perhaps Fizer signed with an NBA club prior to tipoff. Or, more likely, he’s not over the flu yet.