Saturday, January 01, 2011

Why I hate the Lakers

It's the sports team of the Hollywood elite. Good luck if a real fan wants a decent seat. He either needs to take out a loan, star in a movie, or hang out with Kim Kardashian. Ron Jacobs, in his blog, wrote a wonderful piece on the Christmas Day Lakers game complete with tons of pictures (and delightful captions provided by Ron). Here are just a few of the photos. You can check out his piece here. 



32 comments:

Eduardo Jencarelli said...

So, depending on who I think qualifies as Hollywood elite, I'm guessing even established writers can't score decent seats if they're Lakers fans.

bean said...

My favorite part of Ron's post is identifying Placido Domingo as the dead-three-years Luciano Pavarotti!

Happy New Year and Aloha, Ken.

KEN LEVINE said...

I'd rather go to Clipper games. I'd rather be with fans who are there for the game, not because it's chic to be seen there.

Jeff Parker said...

Kim Kardashian's there because her sister is married to Lamar. And while Khloé may not be there for the game, I have a feeling, at least some nights, Lamar is.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

LAKERS SUCK!!

That's nearly all. I go for the New York Knicks, because I want to see players who embody passion for the game. That's them.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

And for the record, I don't care about the Lakers' record. I prefer to watch teams that are there to play, not for show.

Eduardo Jencarelli said...

Yeah. That's my motto. In Rio, no one goes to a game to be seen or to be popular. Everyone in the stadium is a hardcore fan of their team and the sport, ages 1-100.

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KEN LEVINE said...

Please don't use this blog just to promote traffic to your blog. Thanks.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

About the picture of the woman between Chevy Chase and Bill Maher:

Wow. Cindy Williams has really let herself go. ;)

MattA said...

And Bill Maher makes fun of conservatives.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I'm egalitarian, I hate all California teams.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

And Bill Maher makes fun of conservatives.

No, really? Next thing you're going to tell me is that Sarah Palin's just doing it for the publicity.

Bob K said...

Why I hate the Lakers -- they play basketball. It's got to be the most boring of the five major sports. And sweaty men prancing back and forth in their underwear, playing with balls, I don't know. Seems a little . . , well you know.

Powerhouse Salter said...

I was a frequent NBA attendee as a kid, but couldn't take the games seriously after they switched the uniform from regulation gym shorts to billowy gaucho pants.

The Milner Coupe said...

Who 'da Guy is right on. I almost spit my milk over the "I Love Soccer" photo. Too funny.

I used to love the Lakers. Where's J West, G Goodrich & E Baylor when you need them?

John said...

On the other coast, with the Knicks rising back up to the level of slightly-above-mediocre this season, it's going to be interesting to watch the front row phenomenon of celebrities coming out of the woodwork if they actually got get Carmello to go with Amare next season and become truly competitive again. Any celeb who did not show up during the Isaiah Thomas years and starts showing their face at court side repeatedly now should have the penalty of having the cast of "Jersey Shore" be given comp tickets right next to them for the entire season, just so people know where loser's row is.

(On the other side, were the Lakers to start on a downward spiral and the Clippers didn't screw up Elton Brand and actually put a supporting cast around him, how many of those court side celebs at the Laker games do you think would magically become Clipper fans if their curren team suddenly was the one enduring 50 loss seasons? They'd be like the front-running jerks who show up at sports bars at the start of each NFL season wearing the jersey of whatever team won the Super Bowl last February, and acting like they've been a fan of that team for life.)

Rory L. Aronsky said...

And sweaty men prancing back and forth in their underwear, playing with balls, I don't know. Seems a little . . , well you know.

Stop breaking into my house already!

Rory L. Aronsky said...

Why I hate the Lakers -- they play basketball. It's got to be the most boring of the five major sports.

Maybe to you, but I can't understand spending three hours watching football players trying to make one touchdown.

(Rest assured, I say this in good spirits, not looking to start anything. I like anyone who's passionate about their sport of choice.)

Rory L. Aronsky said...

Of course, I say the above while being a fan of Lingerie Football League, though I wish they'd wear more actual lingerie, like garter belts.

Arkells said...

Sorry about that Ken - I thought some people might find it funny. Won't happen again.
Do we post questions for "Friday Questions" in the comments section of posts, or is there a separate protocol.
Again, love the blog.

Ref said...

I Don't really hate the Lakers, but I generally hate L.A. fans. This is because they root sort of casually for teams that they mostly stole from other cities. The Lakers were from Minneapolis. They've stolen almost all of their failed NFL franchises. They stole the Dodgers from Brooklyn. They're generally not supportive of teams that originated in L.A., probably because those teams don't win. Their fans are front-runners.

A Non-Emus said...

@ John, As a New Yorker and Knicks fan, I can tell that the celebs have always showed up at Knicks games through thick and thin. Even in the past few years, when they were at their worst, Spike Lee, Howard Stern, Tracy Morgan, even Paris Hilton could be seen in the stands. Not only that the stadium is always filled with fans. Can't say the same when I attended a Lakers game when Eddie Jones was their biggest star.

angie o'genesis said...

Fyi: Penny Marshall has cancer and the attendant steroid side effects. I don't think the blogger knows this...kinda low blow there

KEN LEVINE said...

Excuse me, Angie, but where do I take a shot at Penny Marshall? Where do I even refer to her?

jbryant said...

I think angie may be referring to Rory's post above, even though he's not "the blogger."

aog said...

Sorry should have been more specific one of Ron Jacobs "delightful" captions isn't. You are just running the pic.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

Fyi: Penny Marshall has cancer and the attendant steroid side effects. I don't think the blogger knows this...kinda low blow there

It wasn't intended as a low blow, angie. It was a joke made without knowing her circumstances. I can't be on the Internet at all hours of the day (though sometimes I nearly reach that level), so I don't know everything about everyone.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

Besides, we people who think we're funny (I like to think I'm funny) just have to go with it. We can't Google to death the facts so we can be careful about every joke we make. If we did, if stand-up comedians, TV sitcom writers, Neil Simon (one of my personal gods deserves his own category), and countless others did, comedy would be dead.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

Even the writers for "Jeopardy!" can be funny through their clues, but that's where you will most find concrete facts. Comedy has always been about skewed vision in one form or another. An eye pressed to a kaleidoscope, always.

This is why Brian Hackett on "Wings" is one of my role models.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

And angie, I know now that you meant Ron Jacobs, but everything I said still stands. Jacobs' line was far too obvious, in my opinion. Anyone can pop one of those off. To me, it's cliched, but you go with what strikes you.

WV: bewoo - Are you bewitched, bothered and bewildered by me? Then I've been successful in bewooing you, baby.