Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu May 18 01:33:21 UTC 2006

"Chauncey Billups--they don't call him Mr. Big Shot for anything!"

(i.e. "they don't call him that for nothing", which sounds like--but
of course isn't--a concordial double negative)
--Reggie Miller, ex-NBA star and current announcer of Pistons-Cavs
playoff game, over replay of important shot by Billups, two minutes


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