We’ve posted some pretty random stories here on That NBA Lottery Pick but this one might take the cake for Hollywood director accidentally contacts NBA player.
Writer/director J.J. Abrams was trying to get in touch with children’s book author Mo Willems but accidentally got the digits for NBA player, Mo Williams (currently with the Portland Trail Blazers).
Here is more of that info from Forward/Center.net:
“Like most bipedal parents, we all discovered Harry Potter together, reading the books aloud to our kids,” said Abrams in an interview with The New York Times. “But one of my favorite children’s authors was introduced to us by our youngest son. When he was in kindergarten he brought home some books by Mo Willems, who has one of the most remarkable comedic voices I’ve ever read. His sense of humanity — of heart and generosity — is staggering. I was so blown away, I got his number from his agent and called him. I was essentially a sycophant, expressing what a deep fan of his I am, how I would love to work together one day. He was quiet on the phone, almost monosyllabic, disinterested. Frankly it was a bit of an odd reaction. It wasn’t until the next day that I discovered that I had, in error, called Mo Williams of the Portland Trail Blazers.”
An understandable mistake, seeing as how “Williams” is a rather common last name and is pronounced the same way as “Willems”. But that wasn’t where the confusion ended. According to Mo Williams the Portland Trail Blazer, he didn’t even know who he was conversing with until the article was brought to his attention by a yours truly after a recent practice.
“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.”
Mo Williams image courtesy of Getty Images