I don't know if I would call it a brush with greatness but I was out skiing in Utah with my family a few years ago. We were at Deer Valley which is a pretty swank resort. No snow boarders, huge houses all around, and the rich and famous like to stay and ski in Deer Valley. Anyway I was in a lift line waiting to catch a chair up to the top. Ahead of me getting ready to get on a chair was Mark Eaton. You ever seen a 7 foot 4 guy on skis? Its pretty awkward looking if you ask me.