Okay, so Bryan already wrote up a piece that summed up last night’s Kings/Lakers thrashing, but, as a person who is lucky enough to be stationed in the Sacramento area (and thus deciding to watch it on CSNCA), last night was a sign that the entire organization is heading in the right direction.
Last night, the game felt like the Kings were big-time: ESPN, overpriced tickets (I tried to buy some, but $70 for upper deck seats were pretty expensive for a college student, and I’m not interested in seeing the Grizzlies game Saturday for an extra $20), a packed house.
Some more finer points from the CSNCA broadcast:
- Jerry Reynold’s wonderful burgundy coat. Haven’t seen a guy who looks like he belongs in the 70’s since, well, Jerry.
- The intro to the commercial break featured “Rome” by Phoenix. I love the traditional NBA on ESPN music, but way to go Maloofs. Phoenix kicks ass.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kevin Johnson, and the Maloofs front court.
- The clip before the start of the fourth quarter, who my friend so eloquently put it as, ahem, “The Slut Montage”.
The MVP of the game was without a doubt the Kings cameramen. This was a game I was actually more excited to watch the crowd than the action. I understand the Lakers are the most popular team in the world, and while I’m partially jealous that every bimbo in every county has AT LEAST one “LA Lakers” glittery yellow spaghetti strap, I shouldn’t be. Because the Kings aren’t on the Lakers level. And Paul Westphal’s postgame press conference put it best:
“The Lakers don’t even know who we are.”