If you want to make your wife happy on her birthday, a gift from Tiffany’s works. If you want to get one of the wealthiest NBA players something for his birthday, apparently something from Tiffany worked. No, not the store – actress Tiffani Amber Thiessen.
It’s always fun when stars talk about being thrilled by an autograph they received. Usually it’ll be a baseball player acquiring a Jackie Robinson or Babe Ruth signed ball. It could be a rookie NBA player having Kobe Bryant sign a pair of Nikes. It’s a bit more baffling when Clippers star Chris Paul, who turned 29 last month, tweeted about a gift he got. He wrote, “Easily one of the best Bday gifts of my 29 years on this Earth!!!” He then called Thiessen his “first love.”
He apparently watched the show Saved by the Bell in the ‘90s and had a huge crush on Kelly Kapowski (Thiessen).
She’s 40 now, and has been on the USA network show White Collar. And she had time to send him the photo after hearing he was a fan. She wrote,“Chris, Happy Birthday my dear,” and signed her name with a heart.
I always think it’s amusing that people that collect things make fun of others that collect different things. Somebody that has baseball cards might make fun of the stamp collector. The stamp collector might laugh at the comic book nerd (although the one living near me in San Diego just sold his collection for over a $1.5 million – so stop laughing!).
I know if I had the chance to get an autographed picture from my first crush – well, I’m not sure if it would be the signed Farrah Fawcett poster, or Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. It’s just weird that Paul had a crush on somebody from a bad TV show.
There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that team owner Donald Sterling was heard yelling in the locker room, “If you want a picture of Slater, fine. A picture of Elizabeth Berkley, I would even ‘screech’ with delight seeing that. I just don’t want to hear about a photo of Lark Voorhies hanging in your locker. Not when you’re on my team.”
At least it won’t be Sterling’s team for long, and it’s nice that Paul had a great birthday. Maybe Mario Lopez will hook him up with a picture next year.