NBA in Paris, Nobel Prizes and Chaos

The NBA came to Paris this week and although preseason basketball is not normally a big deal, when the game is played in Paris, it gets more attention.

Celebrities such as Lenny Kravitz, Ahmad Rashad, Darryl Dawkins and several famous French athletes were in attendance. And although the game didn’t count for much, it was fun watching Dwyane Wade and Vince Carter up close.

To see some images from the game, CLICK HERE.

The French had a good week on the Nobel prize front. Two French scientist were awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine and another Frenchman won the Nobel Prize for literature. I got to go to the Elysee Palace to photograph the winners meeting with President Sarkozy. They seemed pretty damn happy.

The main thing people keep asking me about here these days is “what the hell is going on the US financial markets?” Anyone have any idea what I can tell them?

Some photos of the week:

Dodger Nomar Garciaparra
Jail for bad leaves?
New form of English?
Things not often seen in supermarket lines

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Brian Barker on October 12, 2008 at 3:40 am

    The fact that a French-man won the Nobel Prize for Literature will certainly annoy the anglophiles. After all, everyone now accepts that English is the international language.

    I apologise for the satire, but speak as a native English speaker. Then, if English is unacceptable, on grounds of linguistic imperialism, what about Esperanto?

    Yes Esperanto was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature, in the name of Icelandic poet Baldur Ragnarrson.

    This is true. Esperanto does have its own original literature. Please check http://www.esperanto.net to confirm.

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