In a few short hours I’ll be headed to take part in one of my favorite Dallas activities, attending a Dallas Mavericks game! Tonight the Mavs take on the Washington Wizards in their first pre-season face-off. Beyond being super excited that basketball is back in season, I’m also psyched to re-start my basketball season crush on J.J. Barea (left). Sigh.
Basketball season crush? Yes. A high school friend (you know who you are) once taught me that it was not only acceptable, but preferable to schedule your crushes to coincide with the different sports seasons. “It’s just more fun that way” she’d say. And I agree.
So how, out of all those crush-worthy Mavs did I choose J.J. Barea? First, he’s short by basketball standards. Coming in at exactly six feet, he is one of the few basketball players I could date and not look ridiculous standing next to. (I’m only 5′ 2″)
Second, he speak Spanish. I love the Spanish language and think it’s hot when guys can speak it. I also really have any easy time getting on board with any guy who has an accent.
Lastly, he’s sweet. Okay, so I don’t actually know him, (I did meet him once at an All-Star party this February and the proceeded to blush and giggle for the next 20 minutes.) but my friend who used to work for the Mavs does and she seems to think he’s a good guy. Given the amount of a-holes in the NBA she’s told me about, a good recommendation from her is a pretty good sign.
Now, do I totally realize by blogging this I further decrease my chances of JJ finding me adorable or even date-able? I mean, hard to get is totally out the window. I guess I should, but if JJ really is a guy worth dating I’m sure it will work out despite this post. Or so this blogger hopes!
That said, I leave you this: GO MAVS!
PS Loud shout out to Miss Brett S. for letting us park at your place tonight! Let’s catch up over drinks soon!