Gone Fishin’ 2008


No offense, Kenny, but NBA players aren't lining up to join you on vacation. Every spring, TNT's Kenny Smith breaks out the rod and reel and his sign reading: Gone Fishin'.

All but the Spurs, Jazz, Pistons, Lakers, Hornets, Celtics and Cavs have joined the likes of the Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Seattle SuperSonics, among other NBA types and celebrities for this year's trip.

Every time a team gets eliminated from the Playoffs, a few more invites are sent for the "Gone Fishin'" trip. See who's on vacation this year after stumbling in the 2008 NBA Playoffs and who joined Kenny in 2007, 2006 and 2005.

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Baron and Stephen skipped the playoffs to hang with Kenny, Chuck and H-Rod.
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Chris and T.J. took Kenny along for a little ice fishing.
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"The Jet" spent some time on the campaign trail with a couple of Bulls, a Bear and Barrack Obama.
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George, 'Melo and A.I. couldn't catch Kobe, so they tried their hand at fishing with Kenny as their tour guide.
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Kenny, Donnie and Elliot threw 'Zeke' back.
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The "Big Tuna" landed in Kenny's boat, much to the dismay of Tony Montana.
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Kenny and H-Rod couldn't help the Grizzlies fortunes for a playoff spot, nor catching fish.
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Feed a man a fish ... yadda, yadda, yadda. But can you teach him to win a championship?
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Kenny counsels Washington's most influential.
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Who's the 'real' Star in this picture?
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...Here I am stuck in the middle with you....
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I guess you can't drive a 'Chuck Wagon' on water.
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You know, Stallion? It's too bad we gotta get old, huh?
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Sittin' on the dock of the bay.....
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Kenny, I didn't realize they expected me to carry the franchise on my back all the way to Oklahoma!
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Not even Kenny could save the Magic from sleeping with the fishes.
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Hey Avery, when the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.
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You wouldn't have that if I hadn't baited your hook for you! - CP3
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Which athlete in his prime won't be on the Cleveland fishing trip next year?
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Monday
Oct. 26
Rosters set for opening day

Tuesday
Oct. 27
Start of 2009-10 regular season

Saturday
April 18
2009 NBA Playoffs begin


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