Bullet Points - The Lazy Man's Friend TM
- This is the first game I have attended this season, and the first with an eye to writing for TDS. I tried to watch action away from the ball as much as I could, and also to the view the Lakers as dispassionately as possible. It made for an interesting night.
- It's a big night for The House, isn't it? Lakers win another OT game on the road, the Yankees win the World Series. I think if you are not from New York or LA and you root for the Yankees or Lakers, respectively, it's like rooting for the house in blackjack. Or maybe rooting for cancer.
- Do they even SELL any jersey but the Kobe Bryant one for the Lakers? There were a fair few supporters of the evil empire at Toyota Center tonight, and every single one I saw had "Bryant" on the back. Except for the seedy-looking guy who had his own name of the back of a #24 jersey. Well played. I respect those imaginative Laker fans. I wonder how many know of any historic Laker players, other than Magic, maybe.
- Chuck Hayes - Just a splendid game from the Chuck Wagon. He scored the same number of points as Lamar Odom, and on six fewer shots. Everyone laughs at our tiny center, but no one has walked over him yet.