Athlete Run-In: Marcus Fizer's Lack Of Ones

We know we said we were gonna take some time off from the athlete run-ins, but it's the Thursday before Christmas, the wireless here is spotty (but the coffee's surprisingly good) and we want to get home early so we can be made fun of by our uncles for our hair. So here's a bonus athlete run-in story about former Iowa State standout and Chicago Bulls flop Marcus Fizer, from Lucas in North Carolina. It's a long story, so here's an excerpt:

Marcus agreed with us and told his teammates that the plan had fell through. He then proceeded to sneak up to our room and enjoy the entertainment. It was quite the scene, a late thirties stripper with her best days behind her trapsing around our hotel room naked. It was six white kids from Iowa and one large future all-american in the room, you can guess who got the most attention.

Full story after the jump.

While in high school I was playing on an AAU basketball team from the state of Iowa. We were in Charlotte, North Carolina for the AAU National Tournament. During our time in the south some members of our team had recognized Marcus Fizer, then a senior from Louisiana. His team was staying in the same hotel as our team. He had signed to play for Iowa State and we struck up a friendship with him.

Many of the players on our team had traveled to the tournament with no parental supervision. So we did what any red blooded American kids would do. We called a stripper service and had an entertainer come to our hotel room to put on a show.

We informed Marcus of our decision and let him know we would like him to join us if he would like to do so. The morning of the festivities we talked to Marcus. He said he planned on coming and bringing some teammates with him — for the most part their names escape me, the only one I can remember is Dion Glover. We told him it was a private party and that he was welcome to come but we didn't want everyone involved and draw the attention of our coaches who were staying down the hall from us.

Marcus agreed with us and told his teammates that the plan had fell through. He then proceeded to sneak up to our room and enjoy the entertainment. It was quite the scene, a late thirties stripper with her best days behind her trapsing around our hotel room naked. It was six white kids from Iowa and one large future all-american in the room, you can guess who got the most attention.

Long story short it was night me and my buddies will never forget. And as a side note- Marcus is a great guy but he showed up with no money and still owes me and my friends some dollar bills.

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