Deshaun Thomas Refused to Give the Spurs His Cellphone Number Becaus He Doesn’t Want Too Many People to Have It
Ohio.com- If the San Antonio Spurs choose Deshaun Thomas in next month’s NBA draft, they might have a hard time reaching him to tell him. That’s because when the Spurs asked the former Ohio State star for his phone number Wednesday night, he refused to give it to them. Thomas said teams asked him plenty of difficult and interesting questions during his interview process at the combine. But the most interesting, he said, was the fact the Spurs’ first question was for his cell phone number and his e-mail address. He gave them the e-mail, but not the phone number. “I can’t go around giving it out to everyone,” Thomas said Thursday with a laugh. “Now if they want to draft me, I’d be happy to give it to them.” Thomas is projected as a second-round pick, although he’s still hopeful he can sneak into the first round. He departed Ohio State after averaging 19.8 points and 5.9 assists during his junior year to lead the Big Ten in scoring. Thomas returned to Indiana after the NCAA tournament and has been working on getting in better shape. He said he trimmed his body fat from “11 or 12 percent down to 8.5 or 9.” Thomas has been joined in his workouts by Greg Oden, who is attempting a comeback to the NBA next season.
I know that if you’re an NBA prospect you have to be careful about the information you give out. Even 20 years ago people had to worry about going first round in the draft and getting endless calls from their “cousins” on their land line telling them about the sick combination car wash/laundromat they want to open in their old hood. And shit’s only gotten worse since then. One night you give out your number to a girl at a club and the next thing you know you go online and see a picture of your dick and screenshots of how pathetic your sexting game is. But there’s a difference between a court whore and a professional sports organization thinking about drafting you. Telling them to go fuck themselves when they want a way to contact you isn’t exactly going to propel you to the top of their draft board. Deshaun should be happy that his potential boss even wants his number. Every time I’ve ever texted Prez I get a “Who is this?” in response. Every single time. Basically the comments section of half the blogs I’ve ever written and I gave him my number two years ago.. If Deshaun really cares this much about his privacy he should just buy a burner and give himself an excuse to add another body to his entourage.