Eric Bledsoe Was Missing

On Tuesday, Eric Bledsoe was named a member of the T-Mobile Rookie Team where he will participate in the actual game with his former Kentucky teammates, DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall. The game will be played during the 2011 NBA All-Star week which always comes to a conclusion with the NBA All-Star Dunk-A-Thon. (See article here for details)

The selection was great news for the first round draft choice of the 2010 NBA Draft. The problem was, no one could find Eric or find a way to communicate the good news to him.

This isn’t the first time that Bledsoe has had issues with getting acclimated to the  life of the NBA. Previously Bledsoe has left his I-Pod behind at shootarounds, lost various tech toys and, the other day, fell into radio silence.

“My phones were dead and Coach Vinny [Del Negro] was trying to get in touch with me,” Bledsoe said Wednesday. “Him and Neil [Olshey]. So they called my agent and ended up calling my mom.

“My mom [Maureen] was just going at me. I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ I went on Twitter and saw everybody congratulating.”

Bledsoe may be lost in cyber space at times, but rarely is he lost on the court. For the first half of his rookie season, Eric is averaging 6.3 points, 4.1 assists and only 2.3 turnovers per game.

Bledsoe and the Rookie Challenge game can be seen on TNT at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, February 18.

Congratulations to Eric and please, buy an extra battery. I’m sure you can afford one.

Go Cats!!!

 

Read the full story from the L.A. Times here.

 

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