Chris Paul Gets the Best Birthday Gift Ever -- An Autographed Photo!

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.

Later in the day Thiessen reposted the photo adding, “I’m blushing. Hope you have an amazing birthday.”

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.

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Tags: Chris Paul, Clippers, Donald Sterling, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Robinson, Kobe Bryant, Lark Voorhies, Lynda Carter, Mario Lopez, Saved by the Bell, More…Tiffani Amber Thiessen

Comment by Dan Gregory on June 9, 2014 at 7:21pm

Brilliant as always. Lindsay Wagner would be nice if she can prove she really is a bionic woman! 

Comment by Ian Baldock on June 9, 2014 at 7:41pm

Hmmm, one actress Ive always liked was Kim Novak from Picnic.

Comment by Josh Board on June 10, 2014 at 12:39am

Kim Novak is gorgeous! I'd take her from Vertigo!

Dan Gregory -- Good call on Lindsay, but there are two problems I have with that choice. My one child is named Lindsay, and...do you really want a bionic woman? Let's think about this. She asks if you took the trash out, and you say "Come on! You're the one with all the strength." And she throws your ass out (literally)...and you go flying down the street. Nothing good could come from her having this type of strength ;-)

Comment by Dane Muramoto on June 20, 2014 at 7:50pm

I don't know if you can really call "Saved By the Bell," which was a spinoff from Disney's "Good Morning Miss Bliss," a bad show. It was written for a specific demographic (tweens and young teens), and packaged comedy into issues that actually affected that age group. Given who it was targeted at, I think it was a pretty good show, and I completely understand Chris Paul's reaction. :P

Comment by Josh Board on June 20, 2014 at 10:22pm

Dane, you actually make a great point. When a TV show is geared towards a different demographic, you're right. It makes no sense to grade it based on what an adult thinks of it. It would like a critic saying the Barney the Dinosaur movie had no story arch, and the characters were one-dimensional, and that it was an awful film!!! hahahahahah.  I guess I'm just of the belief that -- you can do a show for a specific demographic, and still make it entertaining for everyone. Certain animated pictures like Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Up....kids and adults love them, right? But anyway...as an autograph collector, I just gotta know -- would he have rather had the photo he got, or a group photo? I mean, I'd surely prefer a team photo, as opposed to just a head shot of Chris Paul signed!

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