View Full Version : Is there a more whipped athlete in pro sports...
...than Doug Christie (guard for the Sacramento Kings)? Anybody who reads the Sports Guy on ESPN.com knows that he makes fun of Christie all the time because he always blows kisses to his wife after hitting shots during a game and whatnot. He just got ejected from this game against Miami on TNT, and sure enough as he's going off the court his wife comes down onto the floor and joins him and pats him on the back right behind him as he goes back through the tunnel back to the locker room. ROFL
12-23-2004, 10:35 PM
is she hot?
12-23-2004, 10:37 PM
Yeah he is hella whipped. I cant remember exectly what it was but i have read he has to do some odd stuff when they have road games. He basically isnt allowed to go anywhere where other women may be. I think he has to stay at another hotel than the reast of the team too.
His balls are definitly siting in a jar in his wifes closet.
ROFL Here you go... (this is a real article)
"The Great Whipped Hope"
The following is a New York Times article written by Mike Wise on professional basketball player Doug Christie and his "unique" relationship with his wife, Jackie. The article is printed here as I'm unable to find the link on the nytimes.com site.
In the final minute of an N.B.A. playoff game on Monday night, Doug Christie raised his left fist, extending his pinkie and index fingers toward the rafters of Arco Arena. Christie, a lanky swingman for the Sacramento Kings, appeared to be calling out a play for his teammates.
But the message was actually intended for his wife, Jackie, seated in the stands. He often makes the same hand signal at least 50 times a game. "That's just to let my wife know I love her, and she and family are bigger than basketball," Christie said.
Christie's wife Jackie rides in a car behind the team bus, talking to Doug on his cellphone until he arrives at the hotel or arena.
Jackie Christie said she and her husband began communicating with each other during games a while ago. "When I make this sign, it means drive to the hole," she said. "When I make this sign, it means smile because you look a little sad on the bench. He started making this sign and said, 'This means I love you,' and it developed from there. It makes me feel real special."
Reporters who cover Christie's former team, the Toronto Raptors, were so intrigued by the couple's sign language that they created a betting pool when the Raptors played at Sacramento last November. By their count, Christie signaled his wife 62 times during the game.
"Sixty-two," Jackie said, shaking her head in a pleased manner recently as she clutched her husband's hand on the couch in their home in suburban Sacramento. "That's beautiful."
When the Kings flew to Los Angeles today for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Lakers on Friday night, Jackie was seated next to Doug, as much a part of the postseason experience as any family member in the N.B.A.
In the frenetic world of major professional sports, where athletes have trouble balancing their personal and public lives -- and the perception of don't-ask, don't-tell marriages is sometimes a reality -- the Christies have gone to great lengths to make sure their own vows are kept sacred.
With few exceptions, Doug Christie does not look at other women, avoiding dialogue or even eye contact. "Every conversation I've ever had with a woman since we've been married besides my wife she knows about," he said. "She's been there. But what are we talking about? Banking? Mortgage? Other than that, I don't have anything to say to anybody. It's taking up my time and my time is limited to basketball and my family."
The Christies, who have been married for eight years and have three children, get married on July 8 each year, their anniversary. It is not a mere renewal of their wedding vows, but an actual wedding -- replete with friends, family, cake and a reception.
This year, they will be married on the foundation of their new, not-yet-completed home in Bellevue, Wash. Christie's agent, Bradley Marshall, who is also a minister, has married them the past two years.
"At first I thought this was a little bit much, but when you see the dividends it pays, you understand," Marshall said. "They invite other married couples to the wedding, and they're very encouraged by the whole process. It's very emotional."
Jackie said she attends 25 to 30 of the Kings' 41 regular-season road games, riding on the team's charter.
"I used to tell people I was married to an athlete and they would give me that look, 'Oh, we know what he's doing,' " she said. "I don't try to explain anymore: 'Yeah, but he's different. And I travel with him and he's not like the rest.' I just know Doug is faithful."
When Christie played for the Raptors, his wife once confronted a female fan seeking an autograph and a kiss in Toronto. "A security guard grabbed her, but I put my hand up and told her to back off really loud," she said. "It scared me, because my voice sounded like a demon. It just came out. She was a pretty girl, very young. But she was touching someone she shouldn't have been."
Some wives of professional athletes focus on the perks of life in the big time: affluence, public attention, premium seats at sold-out games. Jackie Christie sees a different reality, one in which her husband and other players are battling the seduction of women who wait after games and prowl hotel lobbies.
"You see so much of that going on, you think, 'Is that going to happen to me?' " she said. "I'm fine now. I gave up trying to change things. People are going to be the way they're going to be. Now, my attitude is, whatever we have to do to keep our circle tight. Just respect what we have and our commitment."
Sustaining relationships can be difficult for N.B.A. players, said Charles Smith, a former player who was a union vice president. "Nine times out of 10, when a player gets married early in his career, he's still growing and his spouse is still growing," Smith said. "Then you have kids, and it's a very difficult juggling act. If you don't have a firm foundation to fall back on, it doesn't work."
Rick Fox, the Lakers' forward, and his wife of three years, the actress and singer Vanessa Williams, sometimes put up with a bicoastal relationship. Williams is starring on Broadway in "Into the Woods."
"I admire any N.B.A. couple that takes steps to make their relationship work because, let's face it, there are a lot of people out there who want to disrupt what we have," Fox said. "This is not the healthiest environment for a marriage. You've got to have a lot of trust to be married to any professional athlete."
Many of the game's most prominent players have taken part in the league's extravagant lifestyle. Magic Johnson acknowledged after announcing in 1991 that he had contracted H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, that he had been promiscuous. Patrick Ewing testified last year in a federal racketeering trial in Atlanta about sexual favors he received from dancers at a local strip club.
Jackie Christie arrives before games with her husband and leaves with him afterward. She sends him a note in the locker room before each game, taken there by a team attendant. He writes a reply and sends it back. Sometimes on the road, Jackie will ride in a car behind the team bus, talking to Doug on his cellphone until he arrives at the hotel or arena.
Doug Christie says he is a willing participant in these rituals. "It was hard for me to do the interview about this and say this is my life," he said. "Because some people will say: 'That's a bunch of garbage. He's lying.' But this is who I am and who we are."
During Christie's time in Toronto, Jackie was uncomfortable that women working for the Raptors went into the locker room to distribute statistics after games. So Doug began dressing in an adjacent room. An Eastern Conference team official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that he had warned the Kings about obtaining Christie two years ago because of some of the issues his wife had raised in Toronto.
"I just felt I needed to protect my territory in the beginning," Jackie said. "So I had a lot of issues. I have a jealous bone in my body, yes. It's probably as big as me. I'm very easygoing until I feel a threat."
She added: "Doug is allowed to look at females. I would prefer he didn't."
Jackie sometimes has made it clear to her husband and team employees that certain female reporters should not be allowed to interview her husband unless she is present. "If she wants an interview, I will attend it with my husband so there can be no games," she said.
Some of the Kings kid Christie about the hand signals. "Hedo will flash the sign at my wife from over on the bench," he said of Hedo Turkoglu, the Kings' swingman. "They have fun with it, but they also respect and accept it."
Christie is a versatile 6-foot-6 player who made the N.B.A.'s all-defensive team because of his long arms, quickness and desire. Off the floor, he is a laid-back 10-year veteran. Introverted outside the locker room, he is thoughtful and well read. Born to a biracial couple -- his father is black, his mother white -- Christie grew up in Seattle.
He met Jackie, a former part-time model, at a sports bar through a friend before he was drafted out of Pepperdine in 1992. He said his lifestyle was much more carefree and rambunctious before his marriage.
"Each of us has to go through and find our own way and mine was the route that I took," he said. "We all have choices, and the choices I was making back then were not the ones I would want to teach to my children."
Asked if he considered his current behavior drastic, Christie shook his head no. "It's not that I'm not allowed to look at women, it's just respect," he said. "I choose this. There is nothing out there for me to want or try to go after. That's not what I'm trying to be about."
The Christies say their behavior has not been influenced by a religious sect or a life-altering event.
"I really can't explain it to you, except one day we were in the driveway of our Seattle home before I got married and all of a sudden all these revelations started coming to me in 1994," Christie said. "It came from God. I used to tell her, 'I know where I want to go, but I don't know how to get there.' Everything became clear when I told her I wanted to marry her. The life I was leading before I didn't want anymore."
Jackie looked approvingly at her husband and smiled. "I get a lot of women who asked me, 'How did you get Doug to act that way?' "
He said: "Our love is boundless and free. For me, it doesn't feel like a restriction. It's a lifestyle, the way we live. So it's easy. It's not, 'You can't do this, you can't do that.' "
12-23-2004, 10:48 PM
From a site thats kind of like the onion:
Doug Christie Gets Some Much-Needed Marriage Advice From Jason Kidd
SACRAMENTO, CA- Doug Christie, forward for the Sacramento Kings, received some much needed marriage advice from the Nets Jason Kidd during a dinner they shared last week. The two went out after a game and discussed everything from basketball to family life. When the conversation steered toward marriage, Kidd was mortified at what he heard.
“Wow, I had no idea he was such a pussy,” said Kidd. “Man, this guy can’t even look at other girls. He can’t even look at them. Poor guy is whipped. He even looked nervous talking about it at dinner, like she was gonna jump out from under the table and yell ‘Ha!’”
Christie’s relationship with his wife has been the subject of ridicule in recent years. Jackie Christie is known as a domineering and jealous woman who won’t allow her husband to speak to other females unless it is absolutely necessary. She even accompanies him to interviews to make sure there are no “games.”
“My wife and I love each other very much,” said Christie. “She is a little jealous, but you can’t blame her. There’s a lot of temptation on the road, and she’s just looking out for what’s hers. That being said, Jason did make some interesting points.”
Kidd, who has been charged with domestic abuse in the past, wanted to help Christie establish a more balanced relationship with his wife. He explained that it’s possible to have a healthy, loving, supportive marriage without being suffocated by one’s spouse.
“He should slap her, that’s what he should do,” said Kidd. “I don’t mean to sound crude, but if any woman in the world needs a bitch slap, it’s Jackie Christie. Doug just lets her walk all over him, and never says a damn thing about it. That boy needs a trip to the marriage counselor, Dr. Jason. I’ll show him how it's done.”
Kidd maintains that the best way to a healthy marriage is to assert control and dominion over your wife. He explains that physical abuse is not always the answer, but is sometimes necessary as a last resort.
“If my wife ever told me I couldn’t look at other women, there would be trouble,” said Kidd. “But see, that never happens because I have already established a system of rewards and punishments. It’s very effective. I’m not telling Doug to start abusing his wife, but…Well, Ok. Maybe I am telling him that. Please, for the sake of yourself, your teammates, and me, beat the living shit out of that woman. No jury in the world would convict you.”
Christie was initially shocked upon hearing what Kidd had to say, but after giving it some thought, he now believes Kidd has the right idea.
“Its something to think about,” said Christie. “I’m no wife beater, but there are moments when I do feel it would be appropriate to get physical with her. Like this one time, when a young girl came up to me on the street asking for an autograph. It was totally innocent, but my wife went nuts. She shoved her out of the way and sent the girl off crying. That might have been a good time for me to grow some balls and take action, but it never even crossed my mind. And then there’s the hand signals. Oh, those ****ing hand signals.”
Christie is referring to the complex series of hand signals that he and his wife communicate with during games. For example, when Doug raises his fist into the air and points his index finger and pinkie skyward, the message is “I love you.” On the other hand, Jackie has her own set of signals. A certain hand formation means “take it to the hole,” and another one means “smile, you look down.” Witnesses say the two communicate 60 to 70 times a game.
“Talk about pathetic,” said Coach Rick Adelman. “I asked Doug the significance of that hand signal he’s always shooting to his wife, and you know what he tells me? ‘It’s to remind her that I love her and she’s more important than basketball.’ Great, that’s what I wanna hear during a playoff game. This guy needs to go to the Jason Kidd school of relationships, and fast.”
“I’ve always hated that hand signal bullshit,” said Christie. “It started off as a fun, cute thing that I’d do, but now I feel like an air traffic controller. Sometimes I even confuse my teammates. And then there are the times when she is communicating with me. If I get the ‘take it to the hole’ signal, I’m gone. You can bet your ass that’s irritated a few teammates.”
Christie says he is also very impressed with the relationship that Kidd enjoys with his wife, Joumana.
“Did you know that he’s allowed to look at other girls? He is. I’m not kidding. If a girl comes up to him, he can just look at her and start speaking to her like an adult. And he doesn’t even have to communicate with his wife during games, save for the little kiss-blowing thing he does, which is more for the TV cameras than for her. Man, he’s got it made. I would love to have that kind of devil-may-care, free wheeling relationship.”
After hearing about Christie’s change of heart, Kidd was encouraged.
“Well, that’s good to hear, I’m glad he’s taking what I said to heart,” said Kidd. “I’m sure he loves his wife and all, but that women needs to be stopped. Did you know she once insisted that female reporters not be allowed into the locker room? You would never catch Joumana pulling that shit. She waits outside for me until I’m good and ready. And you know what? She doesn’t follow me around to make sure I don’t cheat on her. She trusts me, which means I get to cheat all I want.”
Doug, however, maintains that he would never cheat on his wife.
“Oh, I wouldn’t do that,” he said. “Despite all I’ve said, I do love my wife very much. I have no interest in cheating on her. But that doesn’t mean I want her crawling up my ass every minute and embarrassing the shit out of me. That conversation with Jason was a real eye opener. He’s such a helpful guy. I should send him a card or a bottle of wine or something. From now on, things are gonna be different in the Christie household.”
When told of her husband’s new approach to the marriage, Jackie Christie was incensed.
“He said what? First of all, I never gave him permission to talk to that little bastard, Jason Kidd. Secondly, what does he think he’s doing eating dinner in a public place? There are girls out there. For all I know, one could’ve served him dinner. ****ing two timing bastard. And third – he thinks he’s going to start hitting me? Ha. As soon as I see him, I’m gonna give him the thrashing of his life. I’ll teach him about ‘establishing dominance.’ I'm gonna go all Jason Kidd on his ass.”
12-23-2004, 10:50 PM
From ESPN Page 2
May 1: A woman fired by the Sacramento Kings files a sexual harassment suit, claiming that she was fired because forward Doug Christie's insanely jealous wife, Jackie, was enraged when she gave the Kings swingman a phone message. By the way, this really happened.
May 17: Vijay Singh withdraws from the Colonial Open, claiming that Doug Christie's insanely jealous wife, Jackie, will get mad if he plays in the same tournament as Annika Sorenstam.
Sept. 15: Doug Christie's insanely jealous wife, Jackie, goes nuts when she catches him reading the headline, "Women's United Soccer Association Goes Belly-Up."
12-24-2004, 01:28 AM
I always thought Brenda.... er Kurt .... er... which one of the Warner's is the quarterback and which one is the raging dyke?.... whichever... fit into this category.
12-24-2004, 01:38 AM
Holy Freakin Crap. I've heard about this before but I forgot how bad it was. Yes Doug your nuts are in a jar. A very, very small one. You need to take a page from the book of Lima Time and give some random girl a VD so she can screw you at of millions of dollars. Trust me its preferable to your current situation.
12-24-2004, 01:41 AM
must be some great 'gina
12-24-2004, 08:25 AM
How does this guy keep his job?
12-24-2004, 10:24 AM
Two words: Fred Lane.
No, wait. Two more: Rae Carruth.
12-24-2004, 11:21 AM
12-24-2004, 11:29 AM
Yeah i'd ditch the ho, she probably don't have shit without his money anyway!
12-24-2004, 10:49 PM
That goes beyond whipped. That's just some seriously unhealthy shit right there.
I think both of those people need professional help.
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