Bill Russell and Bob Cousy
Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West
Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Magic Johnson and Kareem
Dr. J and Moses Malone
Larry Bird and Kevin McHale
Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars
Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen
Karl Malone and John Stockton
Tim Duncan and David Robinson
Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade
and finally Roy Hibbert and Chelsea Peretti!
That’s right. Hibbert, the Indiana Pacers’ All-Star center and Peretti, the stand-up comedian and former writer on the Emmy-nominated “Parks and Recreation”, have tossed their names into the mix with their appearance on Episode 89 of the Hang Time Podcast.
Hibbert has already made his appearance on Parks and Rec. This is Peretti’s first dip in the NBA waters, other than attending Lakers games on tickets she scored from Hibbert.
It’s not often you can pair a “7-foot-2 behemoth” with a “6-foot-11 supermodel” and things go as smoothly as they did. And if they take their act on the road or land a deal for one of the buddy flick ideas tossed around during our brainstorming session, global icon status could be in the offing for both of them.
All we have to do now is get Hibbert to aim a little higher than a chance meeting with Dennis Haysbert (the dude with the golden voice on the All State commercials) and keep Hibbert, Peretti and their entourage away from Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles and the club on Jamaican Gold Night …
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