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NBA star scores date with beauty queen via Twitter

Memphis Grizzlies player Quincy Pondexter is making some plans for the offseason.


Kris Holt


Posted on May 30, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 2:36 pm CDT

Picture the scene: You’re an NBA player. Your season is over. You’re single. What else would you do but try to land a date with your state’s beauty queen?

That’s exactly what Memphis Grizzlies small forward Quincy Pondexter did. Using Twitter. And he succeeded.

Let’s wind back a bit. Pondexter’s season ended this week after his team was swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. On Wednesday afternoon, Pondexter, 25, asked a simple question.

Who won Miss Tennessee this year?

— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) May 29, 2013

He made it clear that he was looking for a girlfriend with the Grizzlies’ season at a close. A few hours later, Chandler Lawson, the reigning Miss Tennessee and an apparent Grizzlies fan, replied to his plea.

@quincypondexter hi! Heard you were looking for me? #gogrizz

— Chandler Lawson (@MissTN2012) May 29, 2013

Her handle’s @MissTN2012, so she’s clearly legit. Pondexter wasted little time in making his move (discounting his inability to Google Lawson’s identity).

Yup!! single? Lol “@misstn2012: @quincypondexter hi! Heard you were looking for me? #gogrizz

— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) May 29, 2013

“@jon_roser: Man there is nothing funnier than @quincypondexter mackin on @misstn2012 on twitter” I’m lovin’ it! And yes, totally single!

— Chandler Lawson (@MissTN2012) May 29, 2013

Oh totally single? Ditto … Date? Lol @misstn2012

— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) May 29, 2013

@quincypondexter you got it! We’ve got an audience waiting apparently!

— Chandler Lawson (@MissTN2012) May 29, 2013

I guess “Single? Lol” and “Date? Lol” is enough to win a beauty queen’s interest when you’re one of the top offensive performers on an NBA playoff team and have a $2.2 million salary lined up.

H/T Yahoo | Photo via NBA/YouTube

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*First Published: May 30, 2013, 11:28 am CDT