Chris Sheridan, the former ESPN writer, filed some behind-the-scenes copy from last night’s NBA Draft Lottery. While most people focused on the Lakers rising and the Knicks falling ever-so-slightly, Sheridan expressed disappointment that the American public was being robbed of the opportunity to see any of the NBA’s trophy women at the overstuffed event. Via Sheridan Hoops:
"One year after Mallory Edens captivated us all at the NBA draft lottery, a new NBA rule deprived us of a close-up look at the trophy wife of Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Her name is Becky, she is fantastic looking, and she was supposed to have been onstage instead of the 74-year-old Mr. Taylor as the T-Wolves won the top pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Unfortunately, the puritans at the NBA instituted a new “no family” rule for this year’s lottery, which also means we’ve seen the last of Nick Gilbert and his bow tie. Yes, this is a shame. But the lottery is not about trophy wives or trophy daughters or even trophies — at least in the short term. It is about hope for the future, and the T-Wolves have a little more of that now with a young core that includes Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins, 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett (if he does not turn into LaRue Martin 2.0) and the Spaniard who is the Mallory Edens of young men, Ricky Rubio."
As Deadspin points out, there is plenty other questionable material if you read further down the article. (Don’t.)
Mallory Edens, the teenage daughter of a Milwaukee Bucks owner who appeared at last year’s Draft Lottery, took personal exception to the, let’s just call it… problematic… wording in Sheridan’s article.
As dumb as the NBA denying family onstage at their silly and bloated event is, inventing the term “trophy daughter” is much worse.