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Bullock's biggest basketball moment a near miss

Posted June 28, 2013
Updated June 29, 2013

— On the biggest day of his basketball career, University of North Carolina guard Reggie Bullock opted for the element of surprise. Instead or attending the draft, or even following along on social media, the Kinston native decided to watch the draft on TV at home with friends and family like the rest of the country.

"My agent called me and asked me how I wanted my decision to go," Bullock said. "Some of the players usually find out on TV with everybody else, but I thought, ‘I think I need that phone call because I need to know because I'd rather know before everybody else.' And that's when I decided, you know, I'll just find out like everybody else."

Well, almost everybody else.

"His agent actually placed a call, and I stepped over to the side, and he said he's going in the next pick to L.A.," Bullock's high school basketball coach Wells Gulledge said. "It's hard to keep a secret."

When the Los Angeles Clippers went on the clock with the No. 25 overall pick in the first round, Bullock stepped out – totally unaware of what was to come.

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"Reggie got up and went to the bathroom," Gulledge laughed. "One of his high school teammates had to go out and get him, and bring him back in."

Crisis averted. Bullock returned to the viewing area and did not miss the moment his entire life has been building towards.

Bullock, who averaged 13.9 points and almost three assists per game last year, said electing for the no-call was definitely the right call. The Clippers, meanwhile, said selecting Bullock was also the right call.

“We had targeted him as one of the guys we wanted,” Clippers senior vice president of basketball operations and head coach Doc Rivers said in a statement on the team’s website. “We felt like we needed more shooting. He does that.”

Bullock made at least three 3-pointers in 17 games last season, hitting at least one in 33 of the team’s 36 games.

And to top things off, the 6-foot-7, 205-pounder was surrounded by family, friends, and a good portion of the Kinston community in a sea of real emotion.

"To hear my name called, it's an honor, it's a blessing for me," Bullock said.

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  • The Rameses Ultimatum Jun 30, 8:15 a.m.

    ^^^Hmmm...even your posting name is offensive...Total Loser:Duke Reject...so what happened KT, meds can't keep the bipolar condition in check? Too bad...and for the weakest smack in here. Gott-a be more creative and utilize the English language.

    Sorry, 3 lines is above your head...ok...I'll give you one sentence...

    Prison will not be a "new" experience for you and I've heard that some of the guys will be thowing a "welcome home" party...

    ...and the SmackPipeWrench crushes a trolls character...how you like that tool there Prison Toolboy? (So much smack, so little time)

  • The Rameses Ultimatum Jun 29, 8:31 p.m.

    TL;DR. Did my post hit too close to home for you miss smitty toolshed? I know you're mad that I... View More

    — Posted by KT times infinity

    So Seaton/KT admits being a Total Loser:Duke Reject...Hilarouis. She is as chapped and as raw... View More

    — Posted by The Rameses Ultimatum

    Once again, I don't read essays by blowhards. Why don't you go back to making fun of the people... View More

    — Posted by KT times infinity

    LMTHAO...Seaton admits stuggling to read 5 lines of text, and then tries to pass off a paragraph as an "essay"...well maybe it was where it went to school. Imagine that, everyone has been putting too much effort into "essays", according to Seaton/KT. The Dr...in control. So you have something against all those farmers that give money to NCSU (I know of two) just because they did not go to college? Hilarious, the lowest form of troll on here trying to act like an elitist snob now after admitting that 5 lines of text is an "essay"...can't make this stuff up folks.

  • KT times infinity Jun 29, 2:06 p.m.

    TL;DR. Did my post hit too close to home for you miss smitty toolshed? I know you're mad that I... View More

    — Posted by KT times infinity

    So Seaton/KT admits being a Total Loser:Duke Reject...Hilarouis. She is as chapped and as raw... View More

    — Posted by The Rameses Ultimatum

    Once again, I don't read essays by blowhards. Why don't you go back to making fun of the people with GED's? You know since you never went to college and all.

  • The Rameses Ultimatum Jun 29, 12:31 p.m.

    TL;DR. Did my post hit too close to home for you miss smitty toolshed? I know you're mad that I... View More

    — Posted by KT times infinity

    So Seaton/KT admits being a Total Loser:Duke Reject...Hilarouis. She is as chapped and as raw as a pound of fresh ground hamburger. Obviously the ointment is not working or she is using it as toothpaste. Speaking of those with reading comprehension problems and then they show up and post overt solicitations for their deviant lifestyle...can't make this stuff up folks.

  • Hammerhead Jun 29, 12:30 p.m.

    "I only write this for the novice writers on here. If you had or have played and coached you would have a better understanding. Toddler knows this deal. Sad that most don't have a darn clue about playing nor coaching. Some can write, and kiss up. I read people."

    This is awesome, Hokie.

  • Hammerhead Jun 29, 12:26 p.m.

    Why would anyone give him a hard time over this? I love it! Reminds me of Joe Thomas and when he... View More

    — Posted by kornfan2448

    Silly Cheeseheads.

  • The Rameses Ultimatum Jun 29, 7:17 a.m.

    Why would anyone give him a hard time over this? I love it! Reminds me of Joe Thomas and when he... View More

    — Posted by kornfan2448

    It's Seaton, KT, AKA Time Felon. Look in the dictionary under "psychotic" and you will know what he looks like...well, and the N&O pic from the animal shelter arrest.

  • kornfan2448 Jun 29, 1:12 a.m.

    Why would anyone give him a hard time over this? I love it! Reminds me of Joe Thomas and when he decided to go fishing with his Dad instead of attending the draft day spectacular. Yes, it was the Browns, but he knew he would be a 1st rd. pick, yet decided to spend it other ways, before knowing where he would end up.

  • The Rameses Ultimatum Jun 28, 10:54 p.m.

    What a classy way to go. Really, stay away from the glitter and lights, and stay rooted in your... View More

    — Posted by The Rameses Ultimatum

    Are you done licking his balls yet?

    — Posted by KT times infinity

    How is your prison fantasy team going there Seaton? Somehow I knew you would be here trying to peddle your deviant lifestyle. I can sense you are uber chapped after I smacked you down with a post that was brutal but yet truthful on another thread. You asking a question that has no answer from me, just reinforces the fact that the arrest at the Wake County Animal Shelter was not your first time, and will not be your last. So enjoy "licking" that SmackPop of a verbal beatdown. Oh...a link to the last brutal smackdown on poor KT AKA Seaton the Time Felon using his favorite prison verbiage...
    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/ugc/page/3530905/?d_full_comments=1&d_comments_page=5&d_id_edit=0&id=12596490

  • Hokies94 Jun 28, 10:16 p.m.

    Erick Green had to work harder than any player in the ACC last season. I also know that this is a Triangle forum too. I have to be careful in what I write. No one worked as hard, and was totally drained after any game than Green. He could have been much better in his shooting had he had his legs under him. I only write this for the novice writers on here. If you had or have played and coached you would have a better understanding. Toddler knows this deal.

    Sad that most don't have a darn clue about playing nor coaching. Some can write, and kiss up. I read people.

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