June 27, 2008, - 11:44 am

Bozo The Clown Makes Return Visit to NBA Draft

By Debbie Schlussel
After last year’s NBA draft, I posted the photo of #9 pick Joakim Noah (son of tennis great, Yannick Noah), who went to the Chicago Bulls. With his bizarre outfit and hairdo, he resembled Bozo the Clown.
Well, Bozo the Clown made a repeat visit to this year’s NBA draft, held yeseterday. This time, his sartorial taste (his suit) is more restrained. But Bozo’s stock has dropped in value. Robin Lopez was picked 15th by the Phoenix Suns. In case you were wondering, he’s 7 feet tall and weighs 255 pounds. His twin brother, Brook Lopez, went 10th in the draft, selected by the New Jersey Nets.
Last Year’s Bozo . . .

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Joakim Noah in 2007 NBA Draft

This Year’s Bozo . . .
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Robin Lopez in 2008 NBA Draft

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11 Responses

Debbie, as you are probably aware, Joakim Noah not only resembles Bozo, he is a real life Bozo.
Supposedly his whole team can’t stand him. He got into an altercation with one of his coaches on the Chicago Bulls and was to be benched for one game and his team unanimously voted to bench him another. Then about a month ago he was charged with drug and alcohol offenses in Florida.
He is looking like a huge flop in the NBA.

Jeff_W on June 27, 2008 at 12:33 pm

The NBA is collective cabal in stupidity. It’s rife with corruption from the Commissioner, to the Referees, to the Players themselves. There’s nothing compelling me to watch a minute of a 48 minute game that spends more-than double that amount of time in timeouts. If you want to establish some integrity in the sport of Basketball, reduce the number of timeouts to 1 per quarter in the Pros, and 2 per half in the NCAA. No 30 second timeouts, no “TV timeouts”. Play! We can then determine who the better coached and the better conditioned team is when the final buzzer rings. It’s no surprise why the outcome of the games always comes down to the final shot or the final 2 possessions. The league is bogus! Any professional sports league that is headed by a Trial Attorney is bogus!

Yiddish Steel on June 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Meanwhile, Bulls picked a kid from da hood (where a lot of my sons classmates live) in round 1. So very very young to go pro, though (19).

dm60462 on June 27, 2008 at 1:32 pm

debbie you forgot the picture of the no bozos logo back in the 80’s with a picture of the clown with a red circle and a line threw it, if you have charlie angels and wacky packages you got to have the pic to post?

PNAMARBLE on June 27, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Bunch of freaks. Every 30 seconds ther’s a foul and a free throw. WWWWWooooow. That’s exciting. Give me ANY mma fights on vs., Showtime, or Spike.

samurai on June 27, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Nice bow tie. Unless you are a conservative talk show host you have no business with a f’in bow tie.

samurai on June 27, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Um, is Stern a dwarf? If so, my God, NBA need a very tall commish to show the players who da Man in the League. If not, somebody give Stern two footstools and a pair of elevator shoes.
Seriously, the whole NBA is a sad joke. These players look like right out from the comic pages of Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! of the early 1980s. Almost prophetic, once you see ‘em.

Bobby's Brain on June 27, 2008 at 8:49 pm

What is this NBA you speak of? ;-)
Seriously, they should’ve just folded the tent when MJ retired (the second time).

DocLiberty on June 27, 2008 at 9:46 pm

My question has always been, who has better officiating? The NBA or the World Wide Wrestling Association? But really, who cares if a 10 foot freak can dunk.

Burt on June 28, 2008 at 7:30 am

Good point, Burt, except the pro wrestlers have finally admitted the matches are scripted.

DocLiberty on June 28, 2008 at 5:23 pm

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