Here's a zany little story from NBA.com's Casey Holdahl. Okay, so J.J. Abrams-- director of the new Star Trek movies, among many other things-- is a big fan of children's book author Mo Willems, so much so that he felt compelled to get in touch with him. One issue: "Mo Willems" sounds a lot like "Mo Williams", and through some miscommunication, Abrams ended up exchanging emails and phone calls with the Blazers guard instead of the the author of The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! Abrams figured out his error after a bit of correspondence, but Williams only just realized-- via Holdahl-- who he'd been talking to the whole time. And now he's PSYCHED:
"I didn’t know he did the "Star Trek" movies!" said Williams of Abrams. "He need to put me in a movie! Shoot, I can act. I do it all the time."
"I think I’m going to reach out to him. JJ Abrams, let’s get together man. Let’s communicate, have a lunch, have a dinner, whatever. Maybe I could become a movie star."
Make it happen! You know how to get in touch!