Via Ball Don't Lie "Weblog" via Indy Cornrows via South Bend Tribune
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:00 pm EST
Troy Murphy thinks long-term.
Last season, the pasty white Indiana Pacers forward/center said he was interested in becoming a licensed spray tanner after his NBA career came to an end. (Darko was ecstatic.)
This season? Well, this season The Murph tells Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune — via Indy Cornrows — that he sees himself worrying about bridal dresses and flower arrangements, post-basketball.
Murphy corralled tickets for 19 family members and friends for Friday's game.
"I felt like I was planning a wedding," he said.
Funny, because Murphy insists that when his pro days are done, whenever that might be, he would like to enter that career field.
"I'm going to be an event planner — weddings, bar mitzvahs, everything like that," he said. "That's my passion. It is. I've just taken it up the last couple of years."
He insists he's serious, but for someone who lists "Gatorgum" as his favorite meal in the media guide, you can't tell if he's set on it, or just joking. Troy Murphy, wedding planner?
"I wouldn't doubt it," deadpanned teammate Travis Diener.