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A great prank was pulled tonight. UPDATE: Now on Deadspin!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:01 am    Post subject: A great prank was pulled tonight. UPDATE: Now on Deadspin! Reply with quote

The Miami HEAT took on a team from Moscow tonight in a preseason basketball game. A friend of mine I used to work with along with one of his friends who I don't know decided to go down to the game pretending to be fans of the Russian team. For the record, they are both 100% American and born and raised in South Florida. They painted their faces, wore the teams shirt and pants, wore team colored socks, and brought a sign. They pretended to be brothers from Russia who moved to Miami five years ago and made up the names Pavel and Yuri Kopeche to go by for the night. They spoke with a fake accents and cheered for the Russian team all game long. They were eventually noticed by a Moscow television station and were interviewed by them. After the interview with Moscow television another reporter for the Miami Herald interviewed them and published an article shortly thereafter titled "NBA's global appeal on display with Moscow team's visit" Every single thing in that article is a complete lie. Their names, the rapper mentioned doesn't even exist, every quote was made up on the fly, and the entire article is completely bogus.

I don't know if this is as funny as I think it is or if this is one of those you just have to know him in order for it to be funny kind of things. Either way, I think it's hilarious. The article is linked below as well as a picture of "Pavel" and "Yuri" and no it isn't a picture of me although I do wish I had thought of this incredible idea.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/13/1870438/nbas-global-appeal-on-display.html#storylink=fbuser

My personal favorite quote from the article:
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Somewhere, basketball salesman David Stern is smiling.



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not just you. That is hilarious. Journalism. First rule is to validate your source.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's hilarious.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SaveourSonics wrote:
It's not just you. That is hilarious. Journalism. First rule is to validate your source.


Absolutely. Type the rapper's name mentioned in the article (Don Zagru) into Google and everything just links that article. All she had to do was Google his name and she would have known they were full of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xXxHOUSEDxXx wrote:
SaveourSonics wrote:
It's not just you. That is hilarious. Journalism. First rule is to validate your source.


Absolutely. Type the rapper's name mentioned in the article (Don Zagru) into Google and everything just links that article. All she had to do was Google his name and she would have known they were full of it.


Your friends are hilarious and that reporter is a desperate idiot, to be honest. You can see this is a prank from the very first quote when they mention vodka...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, its not just you. That is hilarious. Kind of funny no one bothered to check the sources out or anything like that.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Britney Spears quote is particularly hilarious. Writer got Borat-ed.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The vodka and Britney Spears mentions are hilarious Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is awesome. Laughing

I wonder how many people who read that article attempted to find music by "Don Zagru"
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to read "NBA is the new vodka in Russia" 3 times, because I couldn't believe it.

I lol'd so hard.

That's some god-tier trollan.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's our duty to really pimp out Don Zagru from here on out. Someone has to...right?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAHAHA!!!!!! that's hilarious oh my god......
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

This thread is getting bookmarked. This is just epic Laughing

As for the reporters....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be the greatest thing that has ever happened in human history....or at least the funniest. Laughing
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