Night 2: *NOT PICTURED* But there's a story: So Deanna and I are walking along Regent street towards Picadilly Circus and we see ahead of us a very tall dude talking to two girls. As we pass I get a quick look at his face - he's trying to pick up these girls. Then it hits me, its fucking ANDREW BYNUM
from the Los Angeles Lakers! We stop and Deanna asks him for a photograph. He declines, stating that he can't be photographed. Deanna asks him why and he says, "Because I look like a douche in these clothes." It was cold and raining out, and he was in a t-shirt with a plunging V-neck, and a NY Mets hat. (I think) And possibly wearing sweat pants, we couldn't tell. The girls, who he was not making any headway with, are now asking us, "Who is this?" And Bynum does the 'shush' sign at us and says, "Don't tell them who I am." And then he just walks off. The girls ask us again. We say that's Andrew Bynum, center for the LA Laker's Basketball team. They have no idea, being both English and women, but they do realize he is a famous basketball player since we wanted a photo with him, and ask, "Is he loaded?" We say, "Yeah, he makes a shitload of money." And with that, the girls run after him. We are left befuddled. We decide to chase after him too. Deanna is determined to get the photo. So we catch up to him, and he is trying to talk up two more girls, "How old are you girls?" "18." Deanna stands next to him, I walk in front and yell, "Bynum!" He looks and I snap a photo of the 7 footer next to the 5+ Deanna. He says, "Why you gotta do me like that? Can I see the photo?" So now I'm negotiating with Andrew Bynum. I show him the photo, and he asks me to delete it. He says again, "I look like a douche." We are pleading with him, "You do not look like a douche!" He asks again, very politely, "Can you delete that? I'll give you anything else, an autograph, whatever." So I delete it, but instantly regret it. He walks off and there we are left with nothing but a dumb story about seeing an LA Laker in London. he was in town to watch the Manchester United soccer team get beat by FC Barcelona.