I haven't posted in a while, but I thought I'd share some of my experience with you guys from my night in the first row by the lakers tunnel/bench. Here are a few things I found interesting:
-The game is so much quicker up close. These TV really slows down the action and it really hides the fact that these guys are making these moves at full speed.
-I hate Kobe the most of all players, but the guy is really really fast and can create his shot. He is very into himself. Every time he takes free throws the crowd always chants MVP and there are girls that say "I love you kobe". It just feeds his ego even more. On the bench he is always getting on someones case to play D, and no one wants to here it.
-Staples Center wasn't even at half capacity. There were empy seats everywhere. But the atmosphere there is great.
-Reggie is cool. He spent alot of time talking to Stephen Jackson and hugging him. It looked like the guy he talked to the most on the Pacers. He was wearing his beret cap and just keeping to himself. That guy is the best.
-AJ is only and inch or 2 at most shorter than Kobe, but he is super slow.
-Fred Jones takes huge steps and can take off. He is the fastest Pacer by far.
-JO's post moves are much better looking up close. Even though its a fade away, he is so high that he just has to push the ball 5-6 feet. The Lakers bench was talking about how good his post moves were (Talking to Bynum about how to creat space)
-David Harrison looks very uncoordinated at full speed, so does Kwame Brown. But Kwame has decent defense. D. Harrison doesn't look so fat up close. Alot of people in the stands were impressed with him.
-Sarunas dribbles the ball too high.
-The Lakers (especially Phil) liked Granger. They were commenting on how fast his help D was. I heard on the radio how Phil wanted Granger and not Bynum.
-Lakers Girls look ok on camera but are on fire in person. It was great being in by the tunnel.
Sucks that the Pacers lost. Overall, they really looked disinterested in the game and didn't look like they were putting in the effort. It really looked like only Kobe wanted to win the game that bad.