Monday, October 29, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!!

Today is Andrew's Birthday! Of course he had to work but tonight he and Amber are going out to dinner and celebrating!

This picture was taken at a basketball game last year. Anyone ever heard of the movie "My Giant" starring Billy Crystal? Well, in this picture is Andrew and Gheorghe Muresan, a native of the Transylvania region of Romania, who was one of the top centers in the NBA. He played "The Giant" in that movie. Gheorghe played for the Bullets as regular center and became the starter. Gheorghe's height is not due to genetics, but to a pituitary gland condition. His late mother was 5'7" and his father is 5'9". Gheorghe, once regarded as an oddity by many, went on to win the 1995-1996 NBA Most Improved Player award.
When Andrew spotted him at a Washington game last year he asked if he would pose for a picture with him. This puts it all in perspective; Gheorghe is 7'7" tall and makes Andrew look so short!! Not many people can do that since Andrew usually towers over us all!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!! HOPE IT WAS HAPPY!

2 comments:

!!!! said...

Thanks! It was a very happy birthday! Now, let's have more pictures of Charlie!

Deb said...

Be careful what you wish for!!! xo