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Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 1:23 pm  |  140 responses

Links: The Return of Glen Rice’s Wife

Former SLAM editor-in-chief Tony Gervino gives us some perspective…

by Lang Whitaker

News broke over the weekend that former NBA fixture Glen Rice had been involved in a rather bizarre domestic dispute. According to news reports, Glen Rice went to the home of his former wife, Christina Fernandez Rice, and he allegedly beat a man he found hiding in her closet.

We hear about athletes getting in trouble all too often, and usually we process the information and walk away. But for SLAM readers aware of their SLAM history, Glen Rice’s Wife resurfacing in the news was too good to be true.

I asked former SLAM editor-in-chief Tony Gervino to explain the significance…

by Tony Gervino

It was the pants. Surely, that is what drove the SLAM staff to put the former Mrs. Glen Rice, a.k.a. Glen Rice’s Wife (GRW), on such a lofty pedestal from which her husband’s habitual (and somewhat determined) sucking at basketball could not displace her.

Let me set the scene: All-Star Weekend ’96 in Phoenix. Russ and I were trolling around the arena during the NBA photo shoots that take place, basically doing as much networking as two scrubby looking guys with a sports magazine that used words like “d*ckhead” and “douchebag” could do.

In a conference room down in the arena’s bowels, defending three-point champion Glen Rice was being shot in the typical NBA poses: one-hand on hip; both hands on hips; from behind, looking over his shoulder; and my favorite, pointing one’s thumb at oneself with a wink. (The fact that Kevin Garnett almost beat me down with his shoe when we ran that pose on the cover of a KICKS issue is besides the point: it was still pure NBA magic.)

Just then we heard giggling coming down the hallway, followed by a banging sound. It was clear that whoever it was had created quite an impression on the NBA photos folks lurking in the corridor. Just then, Cristina Fernandez (GRW) and two friends burst into the makeshift photo studio. Glen had just finished phoning in those stupid poses when the trio of lovelies hopped up on the pedestal and began posing themselves. It was then that I noticed her pants: chocolate brown velvet with not an inch of extra material. I mean, basically a second skin. It was…terrifying and monumental.

Just after Russ regained consciousness, we strolled over to say hello, knowing full well that her husband could have killed us with Kendall Gill’s hairbrush. She was very nice and funny and super good looking and it wasn’t until we got back to the SLAM Dome that we realized that she became part of our family. That summer, the weather was “warmer than Glen Rice’s wife”; when a player’s shot was falling, he was “hotter than Glen Rice’s wife.” We didn’t just beat a dead horse in those days, we torched the corpse. And blew up the stable.

Shortly thereafter, the SLAM staff (Anna, Russ and I) began to sprinkle her into the magazine as well, and the readers quickly picked up on it—being that they were fourteen and smart—and began a letter-writing campaign urging us to run a photo of GRW (this was before Google and all that sh*t.) We began referring to Glen Rice as “Glen Rice’s Wife’s husband.” It was a heady time, for sure.

And then the strike/lock-out that nearly killed SLAM took hold. We were willing to do anything to keep our jobs, short of getting between Garry St. Jean and a bowl of shrimp. Or attending a Nets game.

It was around that time that we conceptualized the famous Iverson throwback cover and we desperately needed cover lines. We ran a feature on Glen Rice (that’s how desperate we, in fact, were) and decided to ruin the only perfect joke we had ever had by running a photo of Glen Rice’s Wife. She looked awesome, and it was worth it for all of two weeks, but then it was over. Because reality is never as good as fantasy.

Years later, I was at a Knicks-Lakers game with my wife, sitting down by the court, so close that I saw Jay-Z tip the server, Nutricia (I’ll never forget that name) a dollar. Lo and behold, GRW walks up with her kid and sits down next to us. (That was when Glen was still ruining the Knicks, understand.)

I didn’t tell her who I was, not that she would have cared anyway, but as I watched her watch her husband suck and saw how she mothered her child, I felt the kind of guilt that only a pussy liberal from New York could feel. We had objectified her, plain and simple. Perhaps she was a doctor, a lawyer, a small business owner or even a Bud Girl, and we basically whittled her down to a hot woman. That was it. And we used it as a joke for over a year.

Two seconds later, Kobe Bryant’s Wife walked by wearing (although ‘owning’ would probably be a better term) some white pants and I spilled the rest of my beer all over my lap and, to a lesser extent, Glen Rice’s Wife’s pants.

Circle of life.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    YES! I WAS SO WAITING FOR THIS!

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Beautiful.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    “being that they were fourteen and smart” THAT WAS ME

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Haha I’ll never forget all those Glen Rice’s wife jokes.Priceless.

  • teddybear

    been down since 98 i can proudly say…10 years…seems like yesterday…

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    Girl need to get some boob job, or at least Glen should massage that thing up 4 times a day.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Thanks for the memories, Tony. Great throwback to a more simpler time.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Can’t believe I didn’t think of Tony doing this. Outstanding.

  • Andrew

    oh we all remember her..somehow she’s not so hot now.

  • http://www.garrettelliott.com Garrett

    Where Glen Rice’s wife happens. Fantastic tale.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Worth noting: The picture accompanying this story does NOT flatter GRW. She’s much better looking (or was, anyway) than she appears here.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Tony G is the man.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    This piece was hotter than Glen Rice’s ex-wife’s broken ex-housband in the third quarter of the 1997 All-Star game.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    word.

  • TheJeffKulprit

    Did I misread a line or does it say that Glen Rice habitually sucked at basketball? If that is the case you owe the man an appology. Glen Rice was one of the best scorers in the league for about an 8 year stretch and an All-Star Game MVP. He had a good-looking wife but he could play too, give the man his respect.

  • Jared

    thank you

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    You need to run the photo you had in the mag of her. This one makes her look like an America’s Top Model reject.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Yeah really.

  • illest

    got damn that bitch is skinny. eat something please besides rice. excuse the pun.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Glen Rices wife reminds me of younger,more innocent times.

  • matt the jazz fan

    “We didn’t just beat a dead horse in those days, we torched the corpse. And blew up the stable.”

    Great line. I’ll be re-using that. Thanks ;-)

    Seriously: great, great read. Thanks.
    Nostalgia and hotness – what else do you want on a Friday?

  • http://espn.com scoop

    beautiful narrative. so funny, so true, so Tony.
    thx man!!!

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Was that just a Scoop Jackson sighting?

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I believe it was,should he be watching the Australian Open?

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    So whatever happened to Tony Gervino?

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    I love picturing Russ and Tony at the ASG speechless over GRW in her velvet pants. ahahah I pretty much ignored all of the references within the mag (probably because I was fourteen and a girl so my focus was firmly set on my own dramas), but I sure remember them. The last two paragraphs of this story were perfect. Circle of life, some things never change. Thanks for the throwback to simplicity where a player got press for having a hot wife, rather than being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Also,I used to love “Glen Rice’s Wife’s Husband”

  • maio

    Nutricia?

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Was Nutricia’s sister’s name Delicia?Because that would be funny.

  • thesubwayconnection

    Hilarious. I was one of those smart-ass 14 yr olds, too. We used to use that term all the time. In fact, it’s probably enshrined on urbandictionary.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    It’s hillarious that SLAM’s demographic at the time is actually commenting right here today. Holly and thesubwayconnection made me feel older than normal. Thanks guys.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    This post reminded me that SLAM is actually a magazine.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    What’s a magazine?

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    Laker fans have a vastly different recollection of GRW. Namely, throwing a fit in the media that PJ didn’t give her husband the ball enough. So not only was the guy soft on the court, but he let his woman do his talking off of it. Never should have traded Eddie and Elden for his sorry +ss.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    It is pretty cool, hey Eboy? It’s also crazy to think about the fact that google didn’t exist and that we all waited every month to get our basketball fix when the mag came out. This post just made my day and now I’m feeling nostalgic!

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    yeah Bodie!! I remember her tearing into Phil and then Glen backing her up when everyone waited to see what his reaction would be.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    GRW or Jackie Christie?Let the public decide.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    I think I’d ride with Glenn’s Wife’s Pants over the two actual females, Izzo.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    The two females as in Glen and Doug?

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Exactly.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    That was indeed a Scoop Jackson sighting. I’ll work on uncovering the original photo we ran of her back in the day.

  • Tom

    I remember those GRW references vividly, and it had me dying to catch a glimpse. Appreciate the blast from the past guys…proud reader since ish no. 8

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    eboy, no doubt on the age thing. I was far from 14 back then, I was actually just days away from getting my college dipolma.

    I’d prefer to remember Glen Rice, like I do Danny Manning, as college players, when I was much closer to 14 and SI cutouts of them were plastered all over my bedroom wall.

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    Glen looks like a bald Kanye…Welcome to the good life…

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Glad I’m not alone, Cub.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Back in ’96, I was a 21 year old smart ass, which just means I had 7 more years of seasoning then the average reader.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Yeah, upon re-reading, I was not 14 in 96, I was 11. 11 years old and pumped that the high school kid who gave the “taking my talent to the pros” press conference was going to be a Laker. It’s crazy to think that it has been that long. Crazy that the GRW jokes have withstood the test of time too.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Back in 96, I was in St Croix where my school didn’t even have a Bball team (Timmy blowing up changed things), and I would fiend for the perpetually late copies of SLAM to come through to the one book store that would stock them.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Holly, to make you feel better about yourself, I was 26 in 96. I hate you.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    17.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I think I was three but I still remember GRW

  • Tommy Patron

    Jeez, Tony makes Glen Rice sound like he couldn’t play @ all. Definitely one of the greatest NCAA Tournament performances of all-time, plus one great pro year and many decent ones. He was never a favorite of mine, as I’m from Chicago and we generally aren’t feeling things from Michigan, but he wasn’t a bum. Who was the baller’s wife du jour after GRW? Reggie’s now ex?

  • Dirtybird

    I agree with the pic choice.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    So what was everyone’s first Slam issue? Thinking back, I vividly remember the Sprewell/Timmy Hardaway cover as my first issue purchased.

  • Tom

    16….and I remember how happy I was the first time i realized there was actually a real hoops mag here in Toronto…man i’m totally reminiscing now, first thing i’m gonna do when I get home from work is pop in Live ’95, throw on may ’96 Payton sonics jersey and listen to Dogg Food by the Dogg Pound……damn ’96 was a good year.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    d.y. I feel you on that one bookstore stocking slam. In my small ass town I had to barter with the store owner to bring SLAM in each month. 2 copies, and I would buy both, one for the walls and one to keep fresh. The closest place to buy the mag before that was over an hour’s drive away and I refused to be a subscriber because I didn’t want the covers messed up with the address sticker.
    Eboy: It’s pretty sweet how long we’ve all been down with SLAM and how it has grown.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Holly:I remember trying that with my bookstore,they just said no.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    What exactly did you have to “barter” to get Slam Holly? Did you have to pay them a premium? Man, that would suck.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    My first issue, 96 rookie class.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Word Holly, as a former comic book collector, I HATED how subscription books would ruin covers with the sticker. I couldn’t subscribe down there anyway. I think my first Slam was the LJ cover, that was like issue #4 right? I remember being annoyed when layout changed the rocky font to that smooth ish with the 3 stars and got rid of “The In Your Face Basketball Magazine”

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Izzo, while you and d.y. got screwed by your bookstores, my town didn’t even have a bookstore to speak of. Not one. It was a drugstore that gave me my basketball fix by bringing SLAM to town. I am happy to say, I have since been long gone, but copies of SLAM are still stocked and there is more than one person buying them.

    Tad, It was more haggling than bartering, but I had to agree to buy both copies each month or they would stop stocking them. I also always felt the pressure to buy something else to make them think I was a worthy cause so I started buying Vanity Fair long before I had an interest in anything they were writing about.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    My very first blog post was about my SLAM love back in the summer. I believe I had a comment from someone named Ryan Jones who said “that’s pretty gay dude” or something to that extent.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    D.Y.- The LJ cover was actually the very 1st issue. And Holly: wow, that’s just crazy. How exactly did you know about Slam before then?

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    I have three copies of issue one. One I read, one bagged for prosperity, and one that I had framed. You think I play folks? SI isn’t the only magazine that can be a wall hanging.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Holly,for about two years,the city I live in,a city of about 500,000 people didn’t have SLAM at all,had to get it somewhere else

  • http://www.slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    Tony Tony Tony

  • Tom

    I’m sad I missed ish no. 2, the Kemp cover, that looked like a hype issue

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    My cousin who lived in the city had a copy. I can’t remember which iss. it was for sure, but, I think it was the Grant Hill one. It took awhile before I would get the mag in my hometown though, so I’d either get people to pick me up copies or steal my cousins whenever we would visit. ahaha

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Eboy, that’s awesome! I wish I had the entire collection, from number 1 on. Can’t wait until I have a home of my own with an office so I can pay homage to SLAM and all things ball.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    I have that whole thing going on in my TV room, Holly. I have an alcove cut out in one wall that houses autographed stuff, pictures, trophies, all kinds of basketball stuff. My wife has long given up on getting me to move the stuff. :)

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    The original GRW photo was actually pretty pedestrian. Did anyone notice that Matt the Jazz Fan said “what more could you want on a Friday?” I need some of what he is eating, drinking or smoking.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    I thought he was being funny, Ben, but I wish it was late afternoon Friday right about now too.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    For the record, the initial sighting took place at the ’97 All-Star Game in Cleveland. I wasn’t in Phoenix in ’96, but I remember the events all too well. Also, the MVP of the ’97 game? Glen Rice.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    This was totally unexpected and very worth my time.

  • Captain America

    W.H.E. you are simpler times

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I wish i had the original the very 1st covers as well. I missed out issues 1thru I think 5. The Hardaway/Sprewell cover was issue 6 I believe.

  • Shinons

    Just wanted to let you know I one of those 14 year olds…

  • deestarbuckz

    I hate being on Hawaiian time and coming into posts when the damn day is over for all you East Coast heads… but for what it’s worth I remember the GRW comments and wondering what made her so cold to be referenced so often. My mans and dem used to see a chick in the club and say, “she’s bad, but she’s no GRW!” before we had even seen a pic… just from reading SLAM alone.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Captain America, you should have stayed dead.

  • deestarbuckz

    And my first issue was July ’95 with MONEY on the cover… I had just finished basic training and was walking through the BX trying to find something to read for the trip to Tech School! Been hooked every since… Summer of ’95. Alot of the Only Built for Cuban Linkz album, Do You Want More and J.U.N.I.O.R. Mafia!

  • http://deceptivelyquick.blogspot.com JackBrown

    Holy Sh*t I’m old.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Eboy, refresh my memory. When was that 1st issue released again? I’m thinking it was like ’91.

  • Tony Gervino

    Good morning, Russ. Was it Cleveland? Jesus. I have blacked out that entire trip…except for that NBA dude screaming “NO GUNS!” when we were shooting Iverson.

    Wait, was that Cleveland?

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    I wish I was on Hawaiian time…

  • deestarbuckz

    Spring ’94 TAD…

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Damn, I was way off. No more drinking for me.

  • deestarbuckz

    It’s like living on a postcard Myles… except that I am still at work when the first game East Coast games start… but I can see the West Coast games in full. Everyone wonders why I leave early on Thursdays… just to see Ernie, Chuck and Kenny in the studio! That’s about 3PM here.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I remember going out to L.A. around the 3rd week of the football season and seeing 11 am kickoffs. Something about breakfast with football instead of wings just didn’t seem right.

  • Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Best post of the new year, thanks Tony

  • deestarbuckz

    Try waking up this weekend at 9:30 and it being halftime! Nuts… But… I cannot argue with 68 being the low all winter! I was miserable in Colorado this time last year so I accept the trade-off.

  • http://myspace.com/jrcfl Justin

    BTW, she was a teacher at Killian High in SoFla.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Damn, TAD, you were way off.

  • http://none Mooch

    Don’t you just love how the Lakers are now on top of the west, and the Heat dead last in the East. Who’s laughin now

  • deestarbuckz

    Eboy… did you get the fusions or the countdown package?

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Yeah Eboy, for some reason I was thinking I was still in high school at that time. But that would have been the year I garduated.

  • chiqo

    oh, those were the days.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Fusions, Countdown is in the mail.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Or yes to Fusions, sorry.

  • deestarbuckz

    That’s the year I graduated… life was so damn simple then!

  • deestarbuckz

    Was one click away on the Countdown’s… fought for the last 12 in the Fusion’s.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    There’s one store in my area getting the limited XX3, dees. It’s in a horrible area. There will be blood, as the movie title says.

  • deestarbuckz

    hahaha… there is only ONE premium shoe store on the whole island here. Needless to say I won’t be getting anything limited unless it’s online. I will get the black XX3′s and roll from there. I had to pass on the countdowns as bad as I need the white/black XIII’s.

  • FLUXLAND

    wow! Tony G. The Myth.. The LEGEND!!! This truly is a treat. Thanks Tony!

  • http://nothinpersonal8.blogspot.com/ nothin personal

    ould we get some more pieces done by old Slam writers? Sure, we get an article every month by Russ, and some of the younger writers are quite good, bad Tony, Scoop and some of the other guys were just on a whole other level.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Tony and Scoop were so good they now make a lotm more money than those still doing it. That’s how it works.

  • http://nothinpersonal8.blogspot.com/ nothin personal

    Yeah, i know, but i felt like b*tching a little today. And don’t you forget the Jet, his contribution to the overall awesomeness of those early 00′s issues was off the chart. I have to hand it to you for recruiting Jake Appleman and Ben Collins though.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    When I was a teen, Scoop was my Hip Hop/rebel/hood/Black pride journalistical hero. I’m glad the mouse is paying him, although I rarely relate to his articles anymore. That last one about Tiger was a reach.

  • http://www.screwston.com Tarzan Cooper

    !!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    All-Star ’97 (my first ASG) was a trip on so many levels. The Rices, of course, MJ’s triple-double, Bobby Sura’s goofy bleached hair (the only Cav present, he was a competitor in the dunk contest–which was won by a shooting-shirted rookie named Kobe Bryant), the NBA 50 and related activities (specifically the NBA party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where I found myself in a buffet line behind Moses Malone and met Dr. J, George Gervin and countless others), a dapper-than-usual Charles Oakley playing host to many in his hometown. It was a hell of a first for me.

  • greekmule

    what an amazing way to write a great story…

    grats tony

  • http://hiphopremix.com/content/view/1010/28/ i Fux aka Etheraldinho aka Farouq Obama aka the Immaculate Ejaculate

    That Story sucked majah! Tony should’ve just talked to her. Full Circle indeed, I subsribed to SLAM all through high school ending in ’99 the lockout season. Then When I went to college I realized SLAM sucked but it catered to me when I was a young’n and as I got older SLAM was no longer for me so I appreciated SLAM for what it was. Now here via a link from TRUE HOOP I find myself reading a post about GRW, WOW the Serendipity.

  • thasam

    As some have said, the picture on this post does NO JUSTICE to how fine GRW is (whoever took that picture was either on crack or is a fashion industry person who has no concept of true female beauty. I found a better one. Click this link:

    http://unwhatarmy.blogspot.com/2008/01/damn-glen-rice.html

  • http://www.rubensborges.wordpress.com Rubens

    aaaah… to be young again, and wich to see GRW on Slam, the golden years… lol

  • http://hoopsaddict.com Chris Clarke

    I knew there was a story behind all those jokes from SLAMs past. Thanks for the memories, Tony G. And for the record, I was about thirteen in ’96.

  • Alex

    I saw her and GRW’s husband at Foot Locker this past summer.

  • http://Slamonline.com O

    Tony G rocks like cooked coke! GRW don’t look all that though.

  • J

    Man, I miss those days. That’s when SLAM was at it’s best. No offense, Ben, Lang, et al.

  • christian

    Poorly written article. Talk about habitually sucking.

  • Pippen33

    Nostalgia is the theme for this article. Boy, i surely miss those days. i was in my teens when i started reading this magazine. i remember when i started with the mag and it was so hard catching an issue because i was in a far-off province (i am from the Philippines, btw.) now i am in the big city and working and now i have a subscription. thanks a lot guys! i can say you have been a big part of my growing up years.

  • James

    In 1996 I was 11 and also the only SLAM reader in the state of Alaska. I thought NOYZ was the funniest thing I’d ever read.

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  • Fyan

    This is the first I feel compelled to comment. Reading a Tony Gervino story brings back memories of being 14 and waiting for a new Slam issue which was three months backdated (I live in Singapore). Thanks Slam, for teaching me about basketball and all the great writers that have enriched my life.

  • matt the jazz fan

    - down since issue 1 (in fact, happily bought it every 1 1/2 months in delft, a small university town in the nethermands, no haggling required)
    - was 22 in ’96
    @ deestarbuckz: i agree, posting & answering questions in the wrong time zone, even though in europe not hawaï, still suç|

  • matt the jazz fan

    netherLands…

  • BMan

    Issue 3, Shaq’s first cover. I was 22 in ’97 and remember I couldn’t wait to get a look at GRW but had not idea where to look except the pages of SLAM… blew up the barn, indeed… Thanks for the memories and for a great piece, Tony. And for the record GRW’s husband was one of the best players in the league that year and for a few years before that. Had one of the nicest shots in history, too.

  • Cameron

    sounds like the due in the closet listens to r. kelly a little to much

  • deestarbuckz

    I know what you mean Matt… I used to be six hours AHEAD in England… now I am six behind!

  • Johnny Pinball

    That was pure awesome.

  • http://nextgg.com DMC14

    I wasnt 14 and smart im 28 and still not smart.
    Thats what you get for hiding in the closet like a bitch.

  • snyper48

    I LOVE SLAM MAGAZINE.

  • tike

    very nice!!…but if ya ask me you fellas went on and on with it…still classic to say the least

  • http://www.garrettelliott.com Garrett

    This post should go in a super archive of best posts ever or something. Just for posterity.

  • Tommo

    all nba wifes suck compared to Scottie pippen’s wife!!!

  • JC

    yo i remember that article with the insert on Glen Rice’s Wife…And I was around 13 or 14 around that time…just thinkin about those days brought a smile to my face

  • Nicky C

    Jesus Christ I have missed Tony G.

  • LauraM

    Hey, I remember it all back in ’97 when Glen paraded her around like she was some SI swimsuit model. I didn’t think she was hot at 28- thought she looked just like some *douchebag* broad in glasses and I couldn’t get what all the media hype was at the time she was hot news. Now she’s just a broad of 39 with sagging parts who no longer dates black men! What happened to that hot love? (ha, ha!)
    Am I the only one who foresaw what this broad was about?

  • grw

    wow…. did not know it was that serious now or then…. maybe u should have introduced yourself to me at the game….. first impressions last a lifetime….glad you thought i was nice and by the way i do remember that day and having an innocent fun time with the girls. we were waiting around for glen and u guys went off on a photo shoot with us… it was all good…. what u saw in new york at that game is what it is…. proud mom of 3 beauties and a happy life. all the haters that have commented should really do some soul searching… glen is a beautiful person and was one of the best players to play the game… i too miss the days when basketball was fun to be around and the players were just real….. for the hater who got me twisted for a 39 year (of which i am not) with sagging what???? and for all the beautiful people who i did not even know enjoyed GRW (lol) maybe i should send u a pix and bring you up to date….. funny to me i even came across this article……peace….

  • grw

    btw Mrs.Pippen happens to be one of my very good friends so thanks for the shout out to my girl>>>>>>>

  • ralph

    hey glen rice are the greathest shooter ever…too much people forgedet him… i miss the days who glen rice plays.. hi was the greathest ever…has an all star mvp.and nba title…give him the respect …wish you the best for your future glen….(greathest fan from switzerland)

  • http://araozmgmail.com araoz

    so i find it funny that he can get so mad about his wife doing something that he was doing months ago before he she did…. guess its dif because he did not get caught… :)

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