Monday, October 16, 2006
SAd news on Friday: The Bullets released Party John Ramos, star of the Roanoke Dazzle, shotgun rider during the Andray Blatche carjacking, and Yao Ming's BFF.
As you can see from his tears above, Party John has had a tough time of it. He only started balling when he turned 14 and his ice skates no longer fit. He played 4 years in the Puerto Rico leagues before the Wiz drafted him in the second round in 2004. PJ spent most of that year handing out towels on the Wiz bench and trying to fend off the advances of G-Wiz, and he spent most of last year buying meaty sambucas for co-eds in Roanoke.
But this year was make it or break it off for Party John: He couldn't go back to the NBDL and the Wiz already had 97 players under guaranteed contracts. Party John and Donnel Taylor and Roger Mason Jr. and Randell Jackson and David Vanterpool were fighting for the two open slots, but after a lackluster Camp Lorenzo, the 7'3" hardwood vixen was sent packing.
After Abe wandered in and gave him an "MVP cake," Party John slipped on his platform shoes, put on his shiny jacket, and took that long walk down Fun Street one last time. He then got sidetracked by the Spy Museum and fell asleep in the School for Spies exhibit.