A wonderful piece by Hoopworld’s writer Eric Pincus. I highly recommend it you give it a read…

90040594NG001_CLIPS_LAKRSHoopsworld: My brother isn’t a basketball junkie. He doesn’t mind it. He’ll go to a game now and again and enjoy it unlike yours truly, an unabashed NBA geek.

That’s why it’s not fair that back in elementary school his best friend’s father had Senate Seats at the Great Western Forum.

My brother has a vague memory of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar doing something and the game stopping. He didn’t really know what was going on and frankly it didn’t mean much to him. Something about a rocking chair..

I don’t like to talk to my brother much about those days. His memories just aren’t descriptive enough.

But enough of my unabashed jealousy . . .

I’ve seen my share of NBA moments since covering the Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and NBA in general professionally since 2003. I can’t complain.

On Tuesday night the Lakers raised their 10th banner in the city of L.A. – 15th overall as a franchise (commemorated by a single banner for the old school Minneapolis team which I was lucky enough to see go up).

Continue reading ‘More Than Just a Banner…’

  • Short Dog

    Props go out to the Lakers. Keep your eyes on the prize. lakers #1. F the rest.

  • http://myspace.com/3wyshes 3 wyshes

    Damn that is Crazy deep right there. Just to think about it. Just to sit and think about where you are now and where u were in each of those years is Crazy. Great read Eric. Keep up the great work and God bless your family.

  • Grammar Patrol

    “I highly recommend ‘THAT’ you give it a read…”

    Fixed.

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  • Short Dog

    Grandma Patrol – that’s some tripped out shit.

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