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September 24, 2007

Give The Man His Props!

Filed under: Personal — chantal @ 9:28 am

There are so many awesome things that I need to blog about…and a TON of great pictures but first I need to publicly congratulate my husband Shamon who, on Saturday, won the Now Or Never ’07 Playstation2 NBA Live Tournament sponsored by the Michael Redd Foundation.

My dear husband is an avid gamer. He’s very competitive and also very good…at all games. He’ll play you at anything, and if he can’t beat you, he’ll practice and practice and then come back to give you the beat-down you so deserve 😉 And it doesn’t matter the game— videos games, board games, dominoes….he plays to win! I’m not quite as competitive, but together, at Pictionary, we are unstoppable. Just ask Trevaun’s parents…we can’t be beat. Ever. I dare you to try! 😛

Anyway… Shamon’s top game used to be real basketball, on the court. But after a serious knee injury and two surgeries, he’s been benched (by me). And since he’s always loved video games (from way back to the days of Atari and Colleco) it was only natural for him to pick up NBA Live. He plays every season that comes out, and beats just about anyone who tries to play him. It’s one of those things where he would say “yeah I’m really good…” and even I would brag about him “my hubby is really awesome at this game…” But it’s like yeah, yeah, yeah, how good can a 30-something dad of 3 really be at video games? Well now we have proof!!!

In addition to the shiny new trophy, he also received an autographed basketball from NBA player Michael Redd …. and.…..drum roll please….

A brand new Sony Playstation 3!!

We were all very excited! I wasn’t able to be with him for his big win or the winner’s banquet afterwards because I was photographing an awesome wedding that I will post really soon, but from what I heard, the entire event was incredible! Shamon says there was a huge turn-out from members of our church, there was a fashion show, food, all sorts of fun for all ages. A real family-friendly event! And I must send a shout-out to my nephew Micah, who also took home a PS3 for his big win in the Rookie division…congrats Micah!

Now all we need is a shiny new flat screen TV to hook the PS3 to…..time to go shopping!!

Congrats, Shamon….I love you!!



  1. Tell him Mucho Congrats! Have fun with that sweet playstation 3. Just remember to blink every once in a while and eat at least 1 meal a day 😀

    Comment by Sebastian — September 24, 2007 @ 10:23 am | Reply

  2. WOW! Whats even cooler about all this is a WIFE who actually enjoys her husband playing video games.. How cool is that? When the PS3 is all hooked up and together, so much for helping out around the house! *wink*

    Comment by ure biggest fan — September 24, 2007 @ 3:59 pm | Reply

  3. holy cow!! no way good job you gamer!!! we are excited for you!! uuuum you still need to go to work! Congrats hope your hands dont cramp:) you you win us a WII love you

    Comment by matt and amber erwin — September 24, 2007 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  4. Congrats! Cousin…I’m so proud of you…we still got a game of ball to finish from 84′ hee hee….I got the left controller !!! lol

    Comment by L Stone — September 24, 2007 @ 9:37 pm | Reply

  5. Look, we all kno u aint too bad in live… some of us even played u and can vouch for that, but come see me in some madden! lol… nah, congrats homie!

    Comment by Hendo — September 24, 2007 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

  6. Nice. Congrats to the man!

    Comment by shermancharles — September 25, 2007 @ 6:56 am | Reply

  7. Congratulations…..great article!

    Comment by Bliss — September 26, 2007 @ 12:03 am | Reply

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  9. Congrats to Shamon, This proves he’s definately got some skills. But if he’s ever in Texas I think I could put his domino skills to the test. I’m an Xbox 360 man myself and 2k basketball is a much different game than live.

    Comment by Richard — October 25, 2007 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

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