Bob Gray moved from Cleveland to L.A. a few months ago. Here on the shores of Lake Erie, he worked on national basketball broadcasts, reports L.A. Weekly, but with the Cavs in low demand across America after LeBron's departure, so too was demand for his services. So out to California he went.
Arriving there, Gray wanted to get an L.A. phone number, ditching the 216 for some local flavor while he tried to break in as an actor, director, and screenwriter around town.
That's when his life changed, according to the L.A. Weekly, because the number bestowed upon him by Sprint happened to be the recently discarded number of "a reasonably famous and very well connected actor-comedian."