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Detroit Pistons’ Richard Hamilton Appeared On Kid’s Show, ‘Imagination Movers’

Given that the Detroit Pistons finished the season with a woeful 30-52 record, the players have had plenty of time over the past few weeks to pursue other hobbies or possibly, career options. That appears to be the case with Pistons shooting guard Richard Hamilton, as he may be testing the waters to determine if children’s programming is something he might like to do in the future as he made an appearance a few weeks ago on Disney Junior’s hit show, Imagination Movers. The episode, entitled “Slam Dunk Solution” – hey, that’s a basketball reference! – features Rip hanging out with four guys who in my opinion are simply a poor man’s version of “The Wiggles,” and my guess is the troupe – if they adhere to the children’s programming template – do some song-and-dance performances related to imagination. And moving, I suspect.

You can catch Hamilton’s stellar acting performance here (at about the 22:30 mark). So, there you go. To be perfectly honest, this isn’t that interesting of a story. I just like the photo.Yet I am left wondering why Hamilton couldn’t land a role on a bigger show, say, The Electric Company or Captain Kangaroo or better yet, The Great Space Coaster? What do you mean those shows aren’t on anymore? That’s bogus, man.

Video: Pistons’ Richard Hamilton appears on children’s show [Detroit Free Press]