A smaller aspect of the Big League City

As suggested by TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott:

[NBA players] talk about a massive spectrum of things, of course, from AAU to Zydrunas Ilgauskas. But sprinkled in there among the things players talk most frequently — you hear it again and again — is the Cheesecake Factory.

Nowadays, if ever someone tells me that they bumped into an NBA player out in public, I like to stop them mid-sentence and guess: “Was it at the Cheesecake Factory?” It can make you look like a freaking genius, because once in a while, you’ll be right. (If that doesn’t work, I ask if it was at P.F. Chang’s. Those two together account for a ridiculous percentage of player sightings nationwide.)

And, well, we already have both a Cheesecake Factory and a P. F. Chang’s.

1 comment

  1. Jeffro »

    1 March 2008 · 2:46 pm

    Back in the day when tickets at Arrowhead were within reason, some of us used to go and watch games. After a night game, a midnight snack was in order. We’d end up at a Denny’s, where invariably some of the Chiefs would show up.

    I remember one fellow customer who was in a state of disbelief that actual NFL football players would stoop to eat at Denny’s. I asked him where he thought they could go – was there some secret Kansas City club that would only admit NFL players? Denny’s was the default eatery just because it was the only place open at that time in the morning.

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