Hoops is definitely getting it started this year, and by that I mean the sheer drama that perhaps the Lakers weren’t so prepared for, it seems. Game one @ Staples saw the infamous and oh-so cocky California boys go down, crumble and lose clutch of the BIG W to my D-town homies. Game 2 witnessed a near repeat until Kobe clinched OT with his phenomenal 3 pointer in the last 2 seconds of the game. The next 3 games will be hashed out at the Palace where the Pistons and former Bad Boys will have reign of the court and this soap operaesque series will rage on. Time to be seated, please buckle your seatbelts ladies and gents…it is going to be a bumpy ride. Never have I been so excited for a sporting event in my entire life as I am these days. Each and every quarter is a titillating and couch-clutching moment. There is truly no telling what might happen here. It is disappointing to me that the Lakers can be so amazing at B-ball and yet have such lack of character that they cannot step back from their pride to admit the Pistons are an amazing basketball team. News for you Lakers: time to step up to bat – or hoop I should say – and realize that this fight will be a battle to the death. I hope that you are somewhat shaking in your boots as you prepare to face the Pistons in the Palace.
The Pistons are playing some phenomenal basketball, their consistency and strength on the court is shining thru and despite the fact that they were somewhat frazzled in OT on Tuesday, I am sure there will be a resurgence of their cool, calm collectedness in games 4, 5 and 6. After all, there is just no place like home. Granted, we won’t be seeing Jack Nicholson hooting and hollering, tossing profanities all about, nor will there be any star power for that matter, short of maybe Kid Rock or Eminem to root them on, but they have something stronger….passion, dedication and that midwestern humbleness that can’t be disputed.
As we ease our way ever closer to game 3, we will be looking forward to this intense match growing ever more interesting with the change of venue and hoping that the underdogs can bash down the sand castles of the overly narcissistic Lakers. Good luck to D-town , stay true to your Bad Boy History you basketball studs you!(oh…and holla @ Hamilton in the sexy mask—way to accessorize)