2010 NBA Playoffs: Guess What? The LA Lakers Are Still the Team to Beat

April 28th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
For those of you unfamiliar with the art of ghost-riding you will have to excuse my association with the term and the Los Angeles Lakers, but for those who have witnessed the feat, it may be easier to understand my analogy.

Ghost-riding is a hip-hop derivative that was popularized in the streets of Oakland, Calif., and it is definitely not for the faint of heart.

It involves placing a vehicle in neutral or drive with the stereo blasting and no one present in the passenger compartment, and then proceeding to dance beside the car while it is slowly moving down the street.

As if this wasn't enough, practitioners decided to advance the art further by climbing on top of the car and performing their choreography with the vehicle still in motion.

If done right, the image of ghost-riding is like poetry in motion, but considering all of the elements involved with pulling the trick off successfully, the slightest misstep could be deadly.

People have literally lost their lives attempting to ghost-ride, and while the Lakers' playoff struggle is not in the same life or death context, the two do possess similar characteristics.

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