Gig had an opportunity to shoot free throws with Calvin Murphy
but did not. Gig knew that Calvin
once held the record in the NBA
for consecutive free throws made. Gig told Calvin
that he played basketball in high school but was not good enough to play in college (a Division 1, top 64 tournament team in the country). Calvin
asked Gig where he was from and when Gig told Calvin
New Jersey, Calvin
said he was from the same “area” Connecticut. Gig thinks that Calvin
also said that his sister was from Elizabeth, New Jersey. Calvin
had a lot energy and a strong presence so Gig told Calvin
that he was a showman with great personality. In person Calvin
appears to be about 6 feet tall or taller but was actually listed in the NBA
at only 5’9″.
Immediately following Gig’s meeting with Clyde a film crew from ZTE asked Gig to do an on camera interview which he obliged. ZTE is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company, and was the host exhibitors booth that Clyde Drexler was representing at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). ZTE will probably use Gig’s interview for publicity and promotional purposes.
Gig has met and been in the presence of many professional athletes. On January 7, 2014 at the International Electronics Show (CES)
convention Gig stood shoulder to hip with Shaquille O’Neal
while watching a youth hip hop dance crew perform at the Monster headphones 1st ever unveiling of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster equipped with high performance audio by Monster. Gig said that the size difference between the two of them was staggering.
Robert Keith Horry Jr., a retired NBA basketball player and current sports castor with ESPN. One of only 2 players to win NBA championships with 3 different teams: 2 with the Houston Rockets, 3 with the Los Angeles Lakers and 2 with the San Antonio Spurs,
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 10, 2012
Ulrich “Rick” Alexander Fox http://rickfox.com/, a retired NBA basketball player, actor, Dancing with The Stars season 11 cast member 2010. Gig jokingly asked Rick how he could get eliminated before retired National Football League (NFL) quarterback Kurt Warner http://www.kurtwarner.org/, 3 time NBA Champion (2000, 2001, 2002), Boston Celtics (1991-1997) Los Angeles Lakers (1997-2004),
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las vegas, Nevada, January 7, 2011
William Theodore “Bill” Walton III, a.k.a. “The Big Red Head”, a retired NBA basketball player and television sportscaster, National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Fame member 1993, 2 time NBA Champions (1977, 1986), NBA Most Valuable Player 1978, 2 time NBA All Star (1977, 1978), NBA Finals MVP (1977),
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2011