Three seconds in the lane (updated w/shortest reporter in the world photo)
Former Bulls center Bill Cartwright was in Springfield today lobbying on behalf of the Allendale Association, a Lake Villa-based group with a long history of working with children with emotional and mental illness. Cartwright is on the association's board.
Cartwright visited the House floor and a long line of lamwakers seeking pictures and autographs quickly formed even as debate continued on how billions of tax dollars should be spent. House Republican leader Tom Cross of Oswego finally asked if the House could take a quick break, which was granted.
After lawmakers, Cartwright took some pictures with reporters and did his best to swat away Bulls questions from Daily Herald reporter Nick Shields.
Shields: Rose or Beasley?
Cartwright: What do you think?
Shields: What do you think the Bulls most pressing needs are?
Cartwright: You've got to call Pax up and ask him.
UPDATE: This just in -- NBA centers are tall, reporters not so much