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pretty random...

I go to school at BSU. The NBA D-league team called the Idaho Stampede plays in Boise. In case anyone doesn't know Luke Jackson was cut from cleavland because of a back injury and after two back surgerys he is trying to get back into the NBA and he's playing for the Idaho Stampede. So my buddy phil and I put on our Oregon Duck t-shirts and go to the game hoping to get an autograph or something. So luke jackson is warming up and we call out to him and point at our shirts. He sees us and gives a couple fist pumps for us. Then when they were doing player introductions all the players were throwing t-shirts to the crowd and Luke threw us a t-shirt.
We watched the game for a while and then got up to get some food. Some people came up to us and asked us if we were Oregon fans. We told them yes and they asked if we were there to support Luke. We again said yes and then they introduced themselves. It was Luke jackson's dad, mom, aunt and uncle. We talked to them for a little while and then sat down and watched the rest of the game. After the game was over we went down to the court to try and say hi to him or get an autograph or something. He had already gone into the locker room but he and the team were coming back out to sign autographs. My friend and I went down to the court and talked to his uncle and his mom for about 15 minutes while we waited for the autograph line to die down. Pretty soon Luke came over and asked if we caught the shirt he threw. He then apologized for playing bad, (he was missing a few shots) and we asked for some autographs. He signed our duck shirts and I told him that if he was ever bored or was looking for something to do in Boise that we would love to hang out with him. To my suprise Luke said, "alright, cool, let me write down my cell phone number for you" (this was right infront of his parents and everything) As he was writing his number down he said "yea guys, i'm usually free." We then said goodbye felt like the coolest guys in the world.

The stampede plays again tonight but my buddy and I can't go, so, I just sent him a text message telling him that me and my friend phil weren't going to be able to make it to the game but we wanted to wish him good luck and that would we would see him again when he gets back from the team's road trip. He replied to my text within 5 mins and said "thanks bro".

I don't even care if nobody else thinks this is cool. But Luke Jackson is definitely an awesome guy.

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