Yesterday we noted the upcoming Shawn Kemp Fantasy Basketball Camp on The Daily Weekly - specifically a LivingSocial deal that allows hardcore Sonics fan to attend the two-day b-ball fest for half price. While that still comes to a whopping $1250, it didn't stop people from getting excited.
As the post notes:
Offered to those 18 or older of any hoop skill level, raising money for the Marvin Thomas Memorial Fund, and featuring a ridiculous list of perks - like autographs and face time with the Reignman, special appearances by other Sonics legends, some one-on-one coaching and practice time with Kemp and the aforementioned other Sonics legends, a tour of Key Arena, breakfasts and lunches and shit, and, naturally, some inaugural event schwag - the Shawn Kemp Fantasy Basketball Camp has got it all. There really are few ways better suited for a mid-'90s Sonics freak to blow $2,500.
But, you see, many who will learn about the Shawn Kemp Fantasy Basketball Camp will be the type of people who don't like to pay full price - because they're the type of people who are into things like LivingSocial. That's where the Shawn Kemp Fantasy Basketball Camp is now being offered for the astonishingly low price of $1,250! They're practically giving it away!
The post, and more specifically the offer, was enough to inspire Seattle Weekly Editor-in-Chief and longtime Sonics fan Mike Seely to weigh in:
I'm all in if Ricky "Big Paper Daddy" Pierce and Vinny Askew are permitted to add their "greens" to the all-you-can-consume buffet.