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jermyzy 04-02-2011 03:24 AM

Sonny Weems is lonely!
 
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Who wants to date Raptors’ Sonny Weems?
March 31, 2011

Dave Feschuk


It seems Sonny Weems of the Toronto Raptors is looking for love -- on Twitter.

DAVID COOPER/TORONTO STAR

Before he died in 1999, Wilt Chamberlain, the NBA legend, claimed to have shared the intimate company of 20,000 women. This week Sonny Weems, the not-yet-legendary Raptor, appeared to be seeking the companionship of one.

“Think (it’s) time for me to get a girlfriend,” Weems wrote on his Twitter page Sunday.

In the wake of that transmission Weems said he has received “fifty-something” responses from Twitter users claiming to be girlfriend material. That number, like Chamberlain’s infamous self-count of the notches on his bed post, has not been independently verified.

Still, it’s not a stretch to suggest that when pro athletes, both male and female, seek romantic partnership, choice comes in quantity. Quality, Weems will tell you, is another matter.

“A lot of females come to you, and they tell you a story. ‘I want to be your girl. I’m different from other females.’ Or whatever. It happens all the time,” Weems said. “Athletes really have it hard, trying to find that person. Who can you trust?”

The conundrum runs both ways, of course. Since even modestly rich and famous athletes appear to be awash in choice — Weems is a bench player who earns a relatively modest $854,389 (U.S.) — any half-awake human with the vaguest knowledge of the fall from grace of, say, Tiger Woods, would be at least a little leery of a promise from a pro.

“It’s hard for us to trust (women), and it’s probably hard for them to trust us, too,” acknowledged Reggie Evans, the veteran Raptors forward who is married with children.

Why, then, would Weems, at age 24, bother seeking a relationship via Twitter? Evans wondered aloud if Weems has grown tired of being a soloist while one of his closest friends on the team, 21-year-old DeMar DeRozan, spends quality time with a steady girlfriend.

“DeMar’s been having a girlfriend for a while — it’s probably taking a toll on Sonny,” Evans said, a mischievous smile ever in place. “He probably thinks he needs someone.”

Weems, for his part, said he typed his get-a-girlfriend message “just for fun.” And he disputed Evans’ third-wheel theory, pointing out that DeRozan’s girlfriend, Kiara, has been on the scene since DeRozan attended the University of Southern California in 2008-09. Weems referred to Kiara as “one of the fellows.”

“She hangs out with us everywhere we go. DeMar’s with us, and she’s with us,” said the 6-foot-7 Weems. “We tell her everything, just like we tell DeMar.”

Amir Johnson, another of Weems’ close friends on the squad, and a currently single one, said cruising the Internet is futile.

“Just my take: You can’t search for your partner,” said Johnson, 23. “You’ve just got to let it happen naturally. Eventually you’ll find somebody.”

Perhaps that’s true. Weems, for his part, has spent some of this week filling his Twitter page with content that could be mistaken for lovelorn dispatches.

“Just sitting here playing fight night by myself,” Weems wrote in a Wednesday-night update to his 17,000-some followers, making lower-case reference to a popular video game. “(My) boys left me here by myself.”

If it’s true it’s lonely at the top, perhaps it’s doubly so when you’re living through the dregs of a 20-win NBA season. Seemingly happy to talk about anything but basketball, Evans — who, at age 30, amounts to the club’s street-wise philosopher — took some time after a recent practice to offer his best amateur diagnosis of the condition of a teammate’s heart.

“Sonny’s just going through mixed emotions. Want a girlfriend, don’t want a girlfriend. Want that lifestyle, don’t want that lifestyle,” Evans said. “We should do a poll on Twitter, see who wants to go on a date with him. We could make a Canadian reality show, Who Wants to Date Sonny Weems?

“There’s plenty of girls out here in Toronto that can be a good candidate for him. He’s a very nice guy, good guy to be around . . . I guess he needs somebody to keep his pillow warm. I guess his other pillow must be getting cold.”

finstock 04-02-2011 04:12 AM

http://www.gifsoup.com/view1/1819932...the-hell-o.gif

Peroti 04-03-2011 10:04 AM

“We should do a poll on Twitter, see who wants to go on a date with him. We could make a Canadian reality show, Who Wants to Date Sonny Weems?"

Hahahaha! Something I would definatley watch!


I hope Sonny gets laid soon. :dancing:

m5racer 04-03-2011 10:29 AM

The Master of Chucks :cookie:

Alex 04-03-2011 10:30 AM

I'm sure he get's laid all the time. He's not an unattractive dude, I bet he just want's a REAL relationship.

Deez 04-03-2011 10:57 AM

Hope he's not just looking for a trophy wife.

That doesn't always end well.

http://static.thehollywoodgossip.com...ds_400x400.jpg

Don Vito 04-03-2011 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ammo (Post 526089)
Hope he's not just looking for a trophy wife.

That doesn't always end well.

http://static.thehollywoodgossip.com...ds_400x400.jpg

Weems isn't Kobe or Lebron, so why would he need/want a trophy wife?

LX 04-03-2011 11:11 AM

I hope he checked out our thread on girl problems here.

LilRomeo 04-03-2011 11:14 AM

Why can't he just start talking to those pretty Raps cheerleaders or their Community Relations girl?

Deez 04-03-2011 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 526091)
Weems isn't Kobe or Lebron, so why would he need/want a trophy wife?

Since when does that have anything to do with it, since trophy wives are just trophies?....smile, look good, don't say too much and hold down the home front. Individual choice.

http://www.pootergeek.com/wp-content/Oscars_SandP.jpg

http://static.thehollywoodgossip.com...-king-wife.jpg

Deez 04-03-2011 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LilRomeo (Post 526097)
Why can't he just start talking to those pretty Raps cheerleaders or their Community Relations girl?

too public.

Chiggmo 04-03-2011 12:42 PM

What a great pickup line he'd have "I'm a bench warmer on one of the worst basketball teams in the NBA, wassup?"

Alex 04-03-2011 02:03 PM

OR how about "I make nearly a million dollars a year. Whats up?":cookie:

MISAM38 04-03-2011 03:38 PM

I thought he was datin Julian Wright

Deez 04-03-2011 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MISAM38 (Post 526187)
I thought he was datin Julian Wright

Sonny's gonna need a new date because long distance relationships are tough.

Julian Wright will be taking his talents to the Erie Bayhawks next season. All the playing time you can get there and tons of perks. I think Ed Davis said it was International House of Pancakes for thangsgiving dinner.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yW9-KbWuxt...y-Pancakes.jpg

Barracuda 04-03-2011 05:11 PM

Tell Sonny to gimme a call.


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