Like Tree0Likes

Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

Reply
Old 08-11-2006, 03:57 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Downtown42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 1 Flu Ovr KuKos Nest-WI
My Boats: 2005 42' Fountain SOLD
Posts: 9,950
Default Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

This guy is something else. I see him around when in Milwaukee.
He owns a 68' Azumit.

Sprewell's yacht freed
Ex-NBA star's boat gets stuck off Atwater Beach
By ERIN RICHARDS
[email protected]
Posted: Aug. 10, 2006
A tugboat managed to free former NBA star Latrell Sprewell's yacht Thursday afternoon from shallow water near Atwater Beach, where the boat had been grounded since the previous night.

Advertisement

Milwaukee's Best, a 68-foot vessel owned and operated by Sprewell, of River Hills, was spotted in trouble Wednesday about 8 p.m., when police were notified the boat had drifted from its anchor and lodged in about 3 feet of water close to shore, said Sgt. Don Jensen from the city's Harbor Patrol.

"Our guys worked on it for about three or four hours," Jensen said. Although the police had joined forces with Coast Guard crews, they never got the yacht to budge.

"We're the pros out there," Jensen added. "If we can't get them out, they're definitely stuck."

Jensen said Sprewell had dropped anchor in a part of Lake Michigan notorious for shifting sands and variable depths, and the yacht had drifted aground Wednesday night, helped along by seven to 14 mph winds. Jensen told Sprewell that he would have to stay on his boat and call a private tow service in the morning.

Jerry Guyer, owner of Pirate's Cove Diving, said he worked until 5 a.m. aboard The Lender to move the yacht but couldn't free it, either.

"We got Dan Anderson out with his fish tug, Jolene, and he pulled Latrell's anchor out, probably sometime between 1 and 2 p.m.," Guyer said.

By 5 p.m., the Milwaukee's Best was back at its usual mooring at the marina.

Sprewell, who attended high school in Milwaukee, could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Downtown42 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 04:55 PM
  #2
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
CAP071's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,430
Default Re: Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

a Big DUH
CAP071 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 05:18 PM
  #3
Banned
 
cuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 25,191
Default Re: Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

Did he try choking down the towboat operator?
cuda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 05:35 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 9,587
Default Re: Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

I saw Scottie Pippen bringing his new at the time Broward home to Ft Lauderdale and ran it aground in the entrance to his canal! No Sea Tow membership and ST was getting $175 per boat (2 responded) and $20 a foot to free the 80 ft Lady Larsa. Nothing like spending 2K on a brand new boat just because you didn't know how to drive it!
Jupiter Sunsation is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 08:28 PM
  #5
Registered
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: LOTO Performance Boat Center
My Boats: Fixing yours
Posts: 3,897
Default Re: Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

No comment! I think that Pippen used have a 63' Dancer called
"Four Rings" in Chicago. I put gas in that boat once, when I used to work at the gas dock in Michigan City.
Magic Medicine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 08:33 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Pantera1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Winnipesaukee
My Boats: NorTech
Posts: 3,457
Default Re: Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

Quote:
Originally Posted by Downtown42
This guy is something else. I see him around when in Milwaukee.
He owns a 68' Azumit.

Sprewell's yacht freed
Ex-NBA star's boat gets stuck off Atwater Beach
By ERIN RICHARDS
[email protected]
Posted: Aug. 10, 2006
A tugboat managed to free former NBA star Latrell Sprewell's yacht Thursday afternoon from shallow water near Atwater Beach, where the boat had been grounded since the previous night.

Advertisement

Milwaukee's Best, a 68-foot vessel owned and operated by Sprewell, of River Hills, was spotted in trouble Wednesday about 8 p.m., when police were notified the boat had drifted from its anchor and lodged in about 3 feet of water close to shore, said Sgt. Don Jensen from the city's Harbor Patrol.

"Our guys worked on it for about three or four hours," Jensen said. Although the police had joined forces with Coast Guard crews, they never got the yacht to budge.

"We're the pros out there," Jensen added. "If we can't get them out, they're definitely stuck."

Jensen said Sprewell had dropped anchor in a part of Lake Michigan notorious for shifting sands and variable depths, and the yacht had drifted aground Wednesday night, helped along by seven to 14 mph winds. Jensen told Sprewell that he would have to stay on his boat and call a private tow service in the morning.

Jerry Guyer, owner of Pirate's Cove Diving, said he worked until 5 a.m. aboard The Lender to move the yacht but couldn't free it, either.

"We got Dan Anderson out with his fish tug, Jolene, and he pulled Latrell's anchor out, probably sometime between 1 and 2 p.m.," Guyer said.

By 5 p.m., the Milwaukee's Best was back at its usual mooring at the marina.

Sprewell, who attended high school in Milwaukee, could not be reached for comment Thursday.
They'll let anyone drive a boat nowadays
Pantera1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 09:18 AM
  #7
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4
Default Re: Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

I keep telling everyone that at the library the smallest book there is called.
"Black men I met while boating"
bgchuby01 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 10:29 AM
  #8
Registered
 
mwdill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: SML VA
My Boats: 02 HUSTLER SLINGSHOT
Posts: 2,952
Default Re: Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

Quote:
Originally Posted by bgchuby01
I keep telling everyone that at the library the smallest book there is called.
"Black men I met while boating"
i have read that book :
mwdill is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 11:30 AM
  #9
Registered
 
itilldo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hopkinsville, Ky
My Boats: It'll Do - 2004 , 29'--Fountain
Posts: 2,544
Default Re: Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

Quote:
Originally Posted by mwdill
i have read that book :

yea...well I wrote that book
itilldo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 11:21 PM
  #10
Mod Squad Enforcer
Charter Member
 
Cash Bar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the way to a PR near you
My Boats: 2009 Skater 3212- Mad Props-- 27' Conceot CC t/275VRods
Posts: 11,956
Default Re: Latrell Sprewell runs Aground

This is the same azz that last year *****ed about a contract extension saying "I need to feed my family" while making 14.5 MILLION last season. And over 100 MILLION for his career.....
__________________
Your OSO connection to great S. Florida Real Estate.
www.gregsellswaterfront.com
Cash Bar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Bolts21
General Q & A
1
08-06-2006 08:09 PM
jayboat
General Boating Discussion
19
01-09-2005 09:18 AM
Strip Poker 388
General Boating Discussion
9
11-18-2004 12:58 PM
JnT
General Boating Discussion
20
08-26-2004 08:12 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.