The Cavs-Lakers game was delayed in the first quarter yesterday due to “rain.” Apparently, there has been some roof problems with the Staples Center and some workers were called in earlier in the day to try and fix it. When water started falling to the floor, it seemed these workers had failed at whatever task they were suppose to accomplish. The game was delayed for about 15 minutes.
This sucks for players and I speak from experience. One game during my senior year of high school, we came out from the locker room after halftime and the same thing was going on. A leak from the roof made the floor un-playable and the game was postponed. It just sucks.
Anyway, back to the Cavs game. When the leak finally was stopped, play was resumed. Then a flabbergasted Michelle Tafoya reported the strangest thing I’ve ever heard. The water dripping wasn’t from a busted pipe or a hole in the roof or anything that would make sense. It came wet clothes the workers had taken off. Really. That’s what caused the delay. This raises a series of very important questions.
First, how wet did those clothes have to be to drip that long and cause the much water?
Second, how did the workers get that wet?
Third and most importantly, why did they take their clothes off? Why would they do it on a catwalk? And how did they leave the building without any clothes?
I’m just confused by this whole situation. Someone please explain it to me. I was trying to think of a great story behind these roof workers but I just can’t come up with any story that would justify taking off your clothes on a catwalk inside a NBA arena. And more so, if the water didn’t start dripping until the end of the first quarter, that means they had to have taken off their clothes why the game was going on. Didn’t anyone see this happen? This could be the most bizarre story of the season. Someone needs to investigate this and give us more details.
As for the game itself, LeBron further proves he is the MVP. The Cavs are in a groove right now. Larry Hughes played all right but did airball a layup (I don’t have any clue a professional player misses a layup let alone airball one). But the real story is the Cavs are back to were they started the year, no Sasha and no Andy. And while this means we’ll see Donyell Marshall for the first time this year soon, I’m not worried. With LBJ, all is in good hands. Plus the hardest part of the schedule is out of the way and the All-Star break is coming soon.
A quick story from the weekend. I am now an official member of the Northeast Ohio Drinking team. What that actually means, I’m not sure yet. Let me explain a little.
I went out with the Girlfriend, her roommate and friend from out of town on Saturday night for the Girlfriend’s birthday. At some time early in the night, this guy sitting at the bar heard it was her birthday and offered to buy her and her friends a shot. It turned out this guy looks actually like Lloyd, Ari’s assistant from Entourage.
(Yeah, he looked like that)
After everyone agreed without ever second guessing the comparison (although the guy wasn’t gay. Well, I guess he could have been but he didn’t act gay and never touched me but what do I know), I said to him, “You know you really look…” He cut me off with “Yeah, I know I look like Lloyd. I get it.” That made my night. Well, that and the fact that between him and his friend, they bought close to nine rounds of shots for all of us. When he realized I could keep up with him, the Lloyd-look-a-like asked me to be on his Northeast Ohio Drinking Team. I agreed without hesitation even though I had no idea what I was really agreeing to. He explained that he was getting people together to go to bars and challenge people to drink. Again, not really sure what this meant but it can’t be a bad thing. He also said he was going to make polo shirts with a logo and numbers. I don’t know what all this means but I do know if I was at a bar and 10 guys walked in wearing drinking team shirts and challenged people to a drink off, I’d want to be a part of that group.