You Stay Classy, Los Angeles

January 4th, 2010 by Alex Shultz Leave a reply »
On Christmas, a day in which wars have been put on hold and even Kobe and Shaq bear hugged on national TV, LA Lakers fans decided to throw their foam fingers and water bottles onto the court during a blowout loss to Cleveland. Maybe it was Los Angeles’s unique way of giving back. 

More than likely though, it’s part of the deterioration of any sort of sportsmanship between the fans, players and coaches. This past holiday inspired some serious “bah humbug” moments by supposed grown-ups. Here’s a teenager’s recap of that day in sports.


11:00 A.M. My alarm goes off “early.” Hey, I’m 17 and stay up late playing XBOX Live and Call of Duty during winter break.


1:30 P.M. I check ESPN. Stan Van Gundy doesn’t want games on Christmas anymore. Stan, last time I checked, your third best player, Rashard Lewis, makes $200,583.79 for suiting up on December 25. That’s an awful lot of Christmas presents for anyone.


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