Sarah Palin One-Night Stand Hurts NBA Star 'Lover' the Most


Glen RiceIt's been a long time since anyone paid any attention to what Glen Rice was up to. Once upon a time the Florida resident was a shining star of the NBA, a three-time All-Star with a championship ring from his time with the Lakers. Now he's just the guy who supposedly claims he had a one-night stand with Sarah Palin.

I guess it's better to have slept with a failed vice presidential candidate than being remembered as the guy who beat up a man hiding in his estranged wife's (aka Real Housewife Cristy Rice) closet. But really? This is what a potential Hall of Famer wants to add to his public profile?

Rice supposedly told Joe McGinniss, the unauthorized Palin biographer famous for renting a home next door to the former Alaska governor as he worked on his book, that they hooked up when Palin was working as a sports reporter at Alaska's KTUU and he was playing in the Great Alaska Shootout for the Michigan Wolverines.

This tidbit has been leaked early by The National Enquirer, so grain of salt, folks. But then again, it seems silly for the tabloid to put this one out if there wasn't some truth to it considering McGinniss' book The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, really is coming out later this month and it could be pretty easily fact-checked. And in a lot of ways, it's not necessarily that juicy. At the time -- 1987 -- the Tea Party darling was technically a single woman; she had yet to marry Todd Palin.

Really, the only one this could hurt is Rice, who is supposed to be on the straight and narrow since getting the charges dropped in that unfortunate closet incident. He's a legitimate businessman running G-Force Promotions, a developmental league for mixed martial artists in Florida. And now he's got to get all mixed up in the "oooh, Mrs. Abstinence totally doesn't practice what she preaches" rumor mill? You know how these things go with Sarah; she'll go rogue, claim it wasn't her fault, he tricked her just like that dang Katie Couric and the whole gotcha media. It was all those depraved liberals just pushing that sweaty sexy man with his big muscles in her direction.

Come on! If he really wants to get back in the spotlight, he doesn't have to get down like this. He can go on Dancing With the Stars, go join the Big Brother cast number 34 or 47 or whatever they're up to now (do they even still do that show?), go eat 67 watermelons while standing on his head on a basketball, all in the name of charity. SOMETHING, anything has got to be better than riding Sarah Palin's coattails back into the American spotlight, am I right?

What do you think? Who is this revelation worse for? Really?


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Bibiana Garcel

Well in a sense you are right.... this wont hurt her as much as it might hurt him. But thats only considering because no one takes her seriously anymore and all the other things she has done are much bigger

nonmember avatar aj

Hello Dennis Rodman is in the Hall of Fame. Glen Rice getting down with Palin will have no impact at all on his making the Hall of Fame. But it will surely embarrass the Tea Party racists and their ilk who are so in love with Palin. Btw the likelihood Rice will make the Hall of Fame is remote. You are the first person I've ever seen describe him as a potential hall of famer. Glen Rice is not remotely one of the best players of his generation.

nonmember avatar RobertParrishII

Well I myself would LOVE to have a one night stand with that lovely Sarah Palin! I mean besides her Wack-A-Doodle political nonsense she's quite the Hottie of only because she pretends to be so morally perfect. She's a woman with all the normal feelings and urges so if she did hook up with a young handsome athlete while both were in their physical prime whose lost anything? Geesh give her a break and give Glen a high five for doing what any straight guy would do----just taking what comes at him!!

Brandt Hardin


Who says Tea Partiers are racist?  Turns out Sarah's as liberal as they come and likes to dip in the chocolate!  Don't be ashamed Sarah- at least you didn't do it for the money.  A lot has changed since '87 and she'll show us all the goods for the cash now.  See what I mean with this racy picture at

nonmember avatar aj

Thomas Jefferson and Strom Thurmond both liked to dip in chocolate as you say and their racial beliefs were completely unaffected. Sex choices and political beliefs don't have have any relationship. Only the truly innocent (ignorant?) believe they do!!

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