Recently, NBA player Nick Collision has been doing a guest NBA blog for the good folks over at GQ.com.
His most recent post was about pranks played by NBA players and he decided to divulge this story told to him by teammate Royal Ivey about his time with the Atlanta Hawks and the pranks that Kevin Willis used to play on him:
On road trips, Kevin Willis would call Royal's room at 2 A.M. and say "Rook, I need you to go get me a carton of cigarettes." Now, Kevin Willis didn't smoke, but Royal still would have to get out of bed and find a convenience store to get him his cigarettes, then knock on his door and deliver them. All that Royal would get for his troubles was a "Thanks Rook," as he watched the grinning veteran throw the cigarettes in the trash.
(Courtesy of GQ