By Henry Abbott
The TrueHoop Network's D-League blogger, Steve Weinman, just started D-League Digest. He hardly had a chance to boot up his laptop before he was invited on NBA TV a couple of days ago. (Such is the NBA's enthusiasm for those willing to talk up the D-League.)
He joined host Rick Kamla by phone, and, as is TV tradition, they asked for a photo of him to put on the screen.
Out of respect for Steve, I won't reproduce that photo here. But you can see it on the video.
His appearance generate a round of e-mails behind-the-scenes, within the network, including:
Steve: Phenomenal stuff. The blog is stellar. You're a source to be reckoned with... But... you look like you're about to shoot up a campus. Can I recommend a photographer?
Another blogger wrote:
Great stuff. I've seen worse mugshots.
That is a mugshot, right?
Today Weinman addressed the whole episode on his blog, and even his mom is in on the action:
From the Department of Shameless Self-Aggrandizement: I chatted with Rick Kamla on NBA TV’s D-League Central on Wednesday and have linked the video clip for those interested.
From the Department of Shameful Self-Promotion: Enjoy snickering at the photo of yours truly in said video. This is what happens when you realize that you don’t have any head-shots saved on your computer and end up taking a picture of yourself with Photo Booth on Mac.
The worst sign of just how bad that picture is? Even Mama Weinman’s first reaction was a three-word text message: “Need new photo.”