My wife is very excited about tonight’s Laker game. Not because she is a Laker fan. Indeed, any actual Laker fan (like me) knows that now is a decidedly bad time to be a Laker fan. True, during the last off-season we acquired Superman a/k/a D12 a/k/a Dwight Howard, and two-time MVP Steve Nash season. True, we still have the Black Mamba. And yes, we still have (at least for the moment) Pau Gasol. We even replaced former-coach-of-the-year Mike Brown with different former-coach-of-the-year Mike D’Antoni as our new head coach (although it meant passing on other former-coach-of-the-year Phil Jackson). So why are the Clippers the L.A. basketball team going on franchise winning streaks, while the Lakers are a sub .500 team? Why does the classic and hilarious Onion video about a Staples’ Center collapse scenario which mercifully brings about an early end to a Clippers game now seem like it should only apply to the Lakers?
Whatever the reason, my wife couldn’t care less. Like I said, she’s not a Laker fan — she’s a Steve Nash fan. It’s so bad, in fact, that she won’t even watch the game when Steve Nash is not on the floor. She’ll just pick up her iPhone and look at cute animal pictures or surf Pinterest.com for whatever it is that people do on Pinterest.com. Maybe looking for pictures of Steve Nash? In short, she completely loses interest. So I can understand her paranoia about whether Steve Nash will suit up tonight (especially given his recent trouble with injuries).
But would my wife and I ever sue the Lakers for a refund if they decided to bench Steve Nash? Of course not. It’s not like we live in Miami!
Because these days, people apparently do that kind of thing in Miami… Continue reading the full story . . . »