I swear that this is the funniest thing I think I’ve ever heard.
Sacramento Kings guard Doug Christie…and his wife…will be the subjects of a new reality show. The show will be on VH1. Nothing is set in stone…but negotiations are ongoing. If it is a go, filming begins on Tuesday the 11th.
Jackie Christie….aka Mrs. Christie….aka the one wearing the pants….is doing the moving and shaking. She’s gotten clearance from the NBA to allow a camera crew to follow them at his job….and to film her following him at his job too.
Jackie defends the move. "There has been a lot of negative publicity and a lot of misperceptions and misunderstandings about our relationship. We want people to know it's cool to be committed and respectful of yourself and your family. We're just happy together the way we do it, and a lot of people misunderstand that and think that he's an athlete and he should act this way or that way."
For those of you who don’t know about Doug and Jackie….Doug spends most of his time on the court sending hand signals out to his wife….punctuated by raising his left air in the air. He is mostly a defensive player…who has his offensive moments and has been one of the Kings key players in their recent success. His off-the-court interests include designing men’s clothes. He also has a nice tattoo on his left hand [ya know, the one he raises in the air to send love to his wife] that reads “infinite love”.
Whether it is designing purses or fighting Rick Fox…Jackie is usually not to far away from Doug. When she attends his games…he waits for her to come down from the stands after the game so they can walk off the court together. Remember when he was tossed against Miami two weeks ago?? She ran down from the stands to walk with him into the tunnel…and into “the showers”.
In fact, Jackie has her own website: http://www.jackiechristie.com
It isn’t just love…it is help. "When I make this sign, it means drive to the hole," she said. "When I make this sign, it means smile because you look a little sad on the bench. He started making this sign and said, 'This means I love you,' and it developed from there. It makes me feel real special.” There are betting pools done to see how many times Christie signals to his wife in a game.
And Doug is cool with this. “Every conversation I've ever had with a woman since we've been married besides my wife she knows about. She's been there. But what are we talking about? Banking? Mortgage? Other than that, I don't have anything to say to anybody. It's taking up my time and my time is limited to basketball and my family." Jackie says, "Doug is allowed to look at females. I would prefer he didn't."
Every July 8.…I mean EVERY…the Christies re-marry. And, no….not a renewing of their vows. They have a complete wedding with a preacher, guests, reception, cake, etc. Jackie has reportedly had incidents with female autograph seekers and reporters. She sends him notes in the locker room. She follows the team bus in her car…while talking to him on cell phones. She’s moved her mother in with them.
Of course, to us Laker fans, Christie is known for being the guy who threw up those bricks late in Game 7 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. And the classic Shaq quote about his foot: “I had Doug Christie’s wife massage it for me before coming over here.“ And all of this “lovey-dovey” with his wife has given us chuckles and ribbing to Kings fans. Of course, it is their business and, it is true, we shouldn’t go after that. What any couple do with their marriage is their business and we should respect that.
But, if they put it onTV…then we haveevery freaking right to ridicule them! I mean, they will be getting paid to "entertain" us about their day to day operations. If he was getting crap before from just what we see now....imagine the hell he'll receive we when see what goes on OFF the court.
At least there might be something for us Laker fans to watch this summer.
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