Richmond Flying Squirrels Hold a Shaka Smart Bobblehead Day, Because Why Wouldn't They?

By Paul Seaver
Rick Osentoski-USA Today Sports

Friday night was a big day for the Richmond Flying Squirrels — it was Shaka Smart Bobblehead Day!

I mean why wouldn’t the Flying Squirrels — which is an awesome nickname by the way — hold a Shaka Smart Bobblehead Day? It’s only obvious that this is an absolute must. Smart could pretty much self-proclaim himself as the king of Richmond anyway and I doubt many people (outside of Richmond Spider fans of course) would object.

Smart is building the VCU Rams into a consistent national threat and he is just three years removed from the school’s run to the Final Four. In addition to that, Smart has continuously turned down larger, more lucrative coaching offers to remain at VCU — a credit to the school, the program that he has built, and of course the city itself.

So in turn, I ask yet again, who wouldn’t want a Shaka Smart Bobblehead?

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are a minor league affiliate on the San Francisco Giants (yes, ironically on the other side of the country). The organization is member of the Eastern League and a Double-A representative of the Giants. Prior to 2003, the team was a representative of both the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics.

I doubt the Flying Squirrels will be throwing the HAVOC defense on their opponent on Friday night, but at least there’s a little VCU flare in the ball park.


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