Part 2: What It Is Like to Sit Courtside at a Lakers Game

January 6th, 2010 by Jaime Irvine Leave a reply »
This the second part of a 2-part article recapping my experience watching the Lakers Vs. Kings game on Friday, January 1, 2010. Sitting courtside I was witness to Kobe’s game winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Lakers first 20+ point comeback since 2006.

Sitting courtside might be worth every penny of those couple-thousand dollar seats. I must thank my boss for taking me to this game. I would not have spent that money on my own.

At least not prior to this experience.

While Jack Nicholson and others may like to make a fashionably late entrance to their courtside seats, my boss disagrees and so do I.

We showed up an hour early to the game and watched the guys shoot around and talked shop with the ushers and ballboys. It is well worth the experience to see who is out there pregame and feed them a few balls that bounce off in your direction.

Our padded seats were about as good as you can get. Sitting between the Lakers bench and the scorers table, we had a better view of the court than Phil Jackson and yet still felt included in the Lakers huddles during timeou ...

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