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Tuesday, November 20, 2021

Now that Lil’ Romeo ain’t so little anymore, he’s going to be playing hoops for Southern Cal for the next four years, thus living out his athletic dreams.

And, no doubt, his father’s too:

Lil’ Romeo, whose full name is Percy Romeo Miller, is currently a senior guard at Beverly Hills High who averaged 13.9 points and 5.6 assists last season. His father, hip-hop mogul Master P, had tryouts with two NBA teams in the 1990s.

I don’t remember the specifics of those two tryouts, but I sure remember talking about them while I was at the St. Petersburg Times Sports desk. One of the copy editors was trying to lead that news bit into a news-roundup column, but couldn’t make it work. The key would have been incorporating his trademark catchphrase into an appropriately punny headline; but given that his most-recognizable lyrical wordplay was “Uhhhhhh!”, we quickly reached a dead end. Hopefully, his son’s basketball career will be more amenable to quippiness.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 11/20/2007 11:24:48 PM
Category: Basketball, Pop Culture
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