Stop us if you've heard this one: Miami Heat great Glen Rice had a "steamy" one-night stand with Tea Party queen bee Sarah Palin back when he was a University of Michigan star and she was a local TV sportscaster. Wait, no one has ever heard that one before because it's INSANE.
The mind-bending hookup between the 6'8" forward, who'd soon become the Heat's first real superstar, and the lord of hockey moms happened in 1987, according to the copy of The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin leaked to the National Enquirer. (Yeah, yeah, but the rag was right about John Edwards!)
At the time, Rice was playing in a tournament with the Wolverines in Alaska, and Palin was a sports reporter at KTUU-TV in Anchorage, the book says.
Less than a year later, Palin would elope to marry Todd, her current husband -- but not before shagging Rice! The biography supposedly "quotes Rice as confirming their one-night stand."
McGinniss, the author of the new tome, might ring bells as the guy who actually rented the house next door to the Palin family home to get closer to his subjects.
So does this mean all of the Heat fans who have number 41 jerseys in the closet and follow Rice's new gig promoting MMA fights have to join the Tea Party Express now?
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Eh, let's wait to see what McGinniss says in the book. It officially lands September 20.
Video of then-sportscaster Sarah Palin reporting on Michigan (h/t Random Pixels):