Audio of a good Los Angeles Laker fan.
All the new sports bars around Downtown offer a number of choices to watch a game. However, on Friday night I got caught by late deadlines, and later forced to find the nearest bar with any kind of television to catch Game 6.
That's where I found one Laker fan who should hired to give lessons to the Staples Center fans who sit on their hands during the game. Rule one; be loud.
By day, Laker fan Jackie Morgan works at a Downtown law firm reconciling accounts payable. "I'm quiet at work," she told me during a official time out during Game 6 between the Lakers and Nuggets.
Game time is a different story. She was once a Bucks fan, back when living in Milwaukee, but began following the Lakers in the 80s. Now that she lives and works Downtown, she even a bigger fan. "My friends back home are jealous I live near Staples Center, she says while leaning in to the only thing she whispered all night. "I haven't been to Staples yet."
Here's audio of Morgan as the Lakers were closing the door on the Nuggets season, and Kobe came down the court for what would be his last three pointer. She was sitting at the bar, not having moved since the game started. The crowd in the background? Many were pool players (who normally watch soccer) and came over to see what the fuss was about. Thanks to Morgan, they got a case of Laker spirit.
Yes, she was like that the whole game, and there may be a few Downtown sports bars who need her.
ADD: The Kobe Byrant puppet may be asking "Where's LeBron?" when he sees a Dwight Howard puppet opening a door. The reply: "Sorry man, he couldn't make it." At least, that's what Nike creatives may be scribbling on napkins at this very moment since The King lost in the Magic Kingdom.