The Rent Party Incident
First off, an exclusive. Thurl is dead, but you know FD is still the place to find the NBA related jams. Thanks to Brickowski, we had the Tony Parker rap joint before ANYONE else. Today, we bring you Charlie Wilson, with "Laker Train," the first finals-related theme song of the season. Download and/or listen here.
From this song, Uncle Charlie really sounds like he's counting on Derek Fisher and Kobe...
On the heels of Shoals' master-dissection yesterday, I want to ask, does anyone else get the sense that they are watching the game tonight out of sheer obligation? Sure feels like that to me. If the Lakers win, then, for crying out loud, they were sposed to. If the Celtics win, the series is over.
On the other hand, with gratitude to Charlie Wilson, Curt Schilling, Phil Jackson, Bill Simmons, Lamar Odom, and a very special thanks to the ball-busting stylings of Bill Plaschke, what has started to develop is somewhat of a turf war that might make this series interesting. B'ray sheet, I complained about the lack of any true city rivalry between the 2008 incarnations of these teams. At 2-0, we have some rumblings...
More important than any BOSTON SUCKSiness in the thick LA air, one might say that the reputation of Los Angeles as a city is on the line tonight. The Boston fans, whether donning pink red sox hats or Spike Owen throwbacks, came correct. It's Los Angeles' turn now and tonight may decide the mettle of what those people stand for.
Quick diversion: I feel I need to say my piece on this article, and my piece is that my assumption is that the secret to Garnett's secrecy is not some mysterious shrouded soul, but rather, Garnett is private person because he's actually boring. He doesn't really have much to say and given all of the interpersonal adversity he's been through having been betrayed by so many (Marbury, Anthony Peeler, Glen Taylor, even Sam Cassell to a certain degree), he has become hardened and humorless. He's been this way for a few years, always forcing the media to wait and wait and wait for his stoic soundbytes while he took his long showers and took his sweet time getting dressed. Garnett is boring might be the new Wade is boring. We'll see if winning a finals unwinds him a little bit.
As a final question, does anyone know how to watch the game on a computer? I have to miss the first half tonight but will have internet access. F.