Those who, like me, habitually ignore reality television may be shocked to learn that there is a show called I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, which features among its “contestants” NBA-star-turned-all-purpose-D-lister John Salley. Yes, Salley has put himself in an even more undignified position than co-hosting The Best Damn Sports Show Period. On that show, he was only stuck alongside losers like Rob Dibble; on his new show, he is wallowing with the likes of Janice Dickinson, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, Sanjaya and, lord help me, Rod Blagojevich‘s wife. To what end you might ask? I can only begin to speculate what motivates people like this to appear on these revolting shows. It must be some weird masochism.
At any rate, Salley is on there, and he’s making waves. On Wednesday night’s show, there was some real unpleasantness between Salley and the aforementioned Ms. Dickinson, a woman who has successfully segued from the sleazy world of fashion into the still-sleazier world of making a disgusting spectacle of oneself on television. Salley was evidently behaving quite gallantly toward Dickinson, who must be about the most impossible person in the world to spend even four minutes with, until Dickinson did something that annoyed him, at which point he blew up and called her some names we’ll have to imagine because they’re bleeped out in the video. And that’s where it gets really embarrassing for Salley (slide forward to 2:16 to pick up the story):
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I can’t remember the last time I felt as uncomfortable as I just did watching Salley begin to blubber. My God man, pull yourself together. So you called some bitch a bitch (or whatever you said) and had to apologize to her. That’s reason to go into a complete emotional tailspin? I used to think Salley, though a clear dirtbag, had his stuff together, but now I see that, emotionally, he is being held together with bailing wire and spit. In a minute he’ll be crying on Dr. Drew‘s shoulder, and Dr. Drew will be pretending to care, all the while longing to get Salley away from him so he can scrub the snot from his sleeve and get on with life. Even Brett Favre thinks this guy needs to clear up his issues.