Brent "Thunder" Petway

Submitted by mlGOBLUE on January 23rd, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Took my son to see the Globetrotters today and was pleasantly surprised to see him starting.  Man can that guy fly!  He really has found his niche - he practically stole the show with all kinds of dunks, and seemed to enjoy acting like a goof with the other guys.  Its not the NBA, but a perfect gig for a flyer like him. 

Comments

Mr Mackey

January 23rd, 2011 at 11:19 PM ^

It's good to see that he's having a lot of fun doing what he loves. I don't think anyone can rival his amazing winged haircut.. that was pretty damn epic. good for him

LandryHD

January 23rd, 2011 at 11:27 PM ^

Globetrotters made a stop at Terre Haute,IN where I live and go to school. Anyways I work at Applebee's as a server and was told that they came into the Bee's to eat after their game that night. Though I wasn't there working that night (wish I was, so I could meet a former Wolverine) I was told that the server that served them that night only recieved a dollar or less from each of the players. Kind of sad.

So, now I have a question... what kind of money do these guys make?

justingoblue

January 24th, 2011 at 1:35 AM ^

The name Hasheem Thabeet still makes me angry. I was at Pitt in 08-09 when he shared Big East POY with Dejaun Blair about two weeks after Blair dominated him on his own court. Then Thabeet goes #2 overall and Blair doesn't get the same love.

Not saying it's Thabeet's fault, I'd love to be in his position.

SanDiegoWolverine

January 24th, 2011 at 3:19 AM ^

I negged you because you completely pulled that figure out of your ass.  D-League players don't make shit.  They make 20K-50K (very few make that much) a year, get government rate per diem, and ride on buses all around the country.

The only players that make more than that are NBA 1st and 2nd year players that are on to some d-league teams from their NBA teams to help them develop.  Those players are paid by the NBA, not the d-league.

I only know this because I'm an NBA fanatic.  I'm just annoyed by misinformation.

SysMark

January 24th, 2011 at 9:10 AM ^

That's really cool - I didn't know he was with the Globetrotters.  Damn I haven't seen them in a long time - have to see when they'll be near me.

JeepinBen

January 24th, 2011 at 9:52 AM ^

Had no idea who he was, just saw a commotion. Headed over to try to calm things down, and here I was, staring up at this HUGE guy with a big grin saying he was just looking to have a good time. He was an awesome guy to little freshman-year me. I'm glad to see him doing something he loves