about that zaza letter.

i promise, promise, that i will get off of this topic soon, but….

a few days ago, i implied, somewhat tounge-in-cheek that my open letter to zaza pachulia may have been the reason he opted to sign a four year deal with the atlanta hawks*.

well, this sunday, while touring around with the fam, i opened up twitter and i found this tweet from none other than zaza pachulia (who tweets as @zaza27):

@jeherv hey buddy read your letter and want to tell you that you are the best.would love to invite you on the games ones the season starts

wow. you could say i was suitably shocked. so while $18 mil may have had more to do with it, maybe my letter did help out a bit.

even more impressive is to see that zaza is actually reading and responding to things that are being sent to him by his fans. that says a lot about the power of social media for sure, that i could write a blog post about an athlete, communicate it by twitter and get a response, but it says even more about why zaza is a fan favorite here in the atl.

and it could mean a lot of good things for this town basketball-wise for the next four years.

thanks zaza!!!

3 Comments so far

  1. Seth (mostlymuppet) on July 14th, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

    Congratulations! Very cool that Zaza corresponded directly with you.

  2. james hervey (jeherv) on July 14th, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

    no doubt, seth. made my weekend. how cool is it that zaza took the time to respond.

  3. bking on July 14th, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

    I finally made it to his website while reading through your letter again. I STILL get a kick of the Republic of Georgia thing. He’s a Georgian! No, he’s not from Americus…. Never gets old.

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