Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:42:16 EST
Tue, 11 Sep 2007 02:36:05 ESTI stepped off the plane in Newark, New Jersey and headed down to the carousel to get my bag. I spent the next 45 minutes just waiting for my bag to come out. I don't think I've ever waited so long, but it wasn't bad because I got to inspect the scenery. People were talkin with their accents which was pretty sweet. There was actually a driver waiting for me who was holding a sign that said "Benson" which was also pretty sweet. He had an accent too, another thing that was sweet. I think I heard someone use the word "wiseguy" -- again, sweet. I walked over to the towncar and got in. As we headed to the hotel I could see the New York skyline. Sweet. I also saw some really big docks. I've seen enough T.V. to know that you don't want to end up "down by the docks", which I thought was sweet. I finally got to the hotel and went to my room and laid my head down. Right before I went to bed I thought to myself "You're on the east coast. Sweet."
Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:41:41 ESTMy offseason continues to roll on as August passes and September comes in. I arrived in Sacramento 3 weeks ago direct from my NBA Fair extravaganza in North Dakota. Since getting up here, things have really slowed down for me. It seems like everything I do now has a meaning to it. The season is right around the corner, and what I do now will have a direct correlation with the season. I think they call this focus in some places. If so, this is the most focused I've ever been, but that doesn't mean that I can't have different kinds of excitement along the way.
Fri, 03 Aug 2007 00:09:34 ESTI'm currently awaiting a phone call from my agent alerting me of who I will go to training camp with (provided that anybody out there wants me). While in wait mode, I got a phone call from the media relations guy (Mike, if that's not your title, my bad) from the NBDL Dakota Wizards, Mike. Mike informed my that the NBA would contact me soon about an appearance they hoped I would do. A few days later I was on the phone with an NBA representative who informed me that the NBA has something called the NBA Fair. Rod Benson at the NBA Fair? I had to learn more.
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 18:19:08 ESTWow, has it really been a month since I last posted something? I swear I've nearly had my life threatened by people waiting for me to post my new blog. Well, there have been a couple of reasons for my delay. For starters, my hard drive crashed on my macbook, putting me out of commission for a few weeks. Then there was this little matter of playing in the NBA Vegas Summer League. So, I guess I'll just pick up where I ended the last post...
Mon, 25 Jun 2007 18:05:15 ESTWhile all these crazy college kids are out there working out for numerous teams and getting ready for the draft, there are guys out there like former D-Leaguer Rod Benson who are attempting to make the NBA the unconventional way -- Free Agency. As the off season begins to speed up, Rod begins his free agent camp process in hopes that he might make a roster. This past week he was in Milwaukee and Golden State... just trying to live the dream.
Tue, 08 May 2007 02:34:03 EST[c]There's nothing like cutting down the nets after winning the championship.[/c] After winning the D-League championship, Rod Benson details his final days as a North Dakotan, his championship game, and the partying that ensued.
Thu, 19 Apr 2007 21:36:24 ESTAs the regular season D-League champions, you'd think we would have a big time champagne fest. You might also think we would stop saying things like "no homo". Heck, you might even think we would know how to take a drug test by now. Alas, none of that is true. As the season comes to an end, it would appear that the fun is just beginning for Rod Benson.
Tue, 03 Apr 2007 15:44:07 ESTRod Benson analyzes what it takes to have a successful bracket these days. Guess what? You don't have it...you're far too smart.
Tue, 03 Apr 2007 15:43:47 EST[c]Yea, that's what you look like when you get your second technical foul[/c] It's been another interesting few weeks of D-League action. Rod Benson discusses the changing faces of his Wizards team and what is on the players minds as they head towards the playoffs.
Tue, 06 Mar 2007 02:02:32 ESTRod Benson updates his D-League Diary with all new stories from the past week including his games at Colorado and at home vs. Bakersfield, his night with Matteen Cleaves, and his horrible packing job...