I’m getting good at watching Lakers basketball.
I was doing some school reading during the start of the game and it didn’t take me long to figure out what I was about to see.
The Lakers started out sharp and jumped to an early lead, but eventually focus waned, and soon the Rockets were holding about a 7 point lead.
I used to want to rip my hair out during those stretches, as if any lead under 35 in the 1st half of an NBA game is insurmountable or something.
“Whatever,” I said, as I flipped over to watch my DVR’d Sons of Anarchy episode that had just wrapped up taping. (This was about half way through the second quarter). “I’ll watch this and come back during the Lakers come-back and see what happens from there.”
I watched Sons while “watching” the game on my Twitter feed via my BlackBerry (the 21st century is truly a crazy place). I turned in right when Blake hit those two threes to cut the Rockets’ lead right before the end of the 3rd quarter.
“I knew that Steve Blake signing was a good one!!!” I screamed, as if a 30 second sequence had validated the spending of millions of dollars.
That’s the beauty of the first game of the season. Wild predictions based on 48 minutes of action. After watching the entire fourth quarter… here’s some opinions on the Lakers early campaign.