Tuesday night’s Lakers/Suns tilt was hardly a classic. Kobe Bryant was deep into the heart of his martyr-y, “look what happens to you losers when I don’t score”-nights and finished with four points, nine assists and eight turnovers.
Dwight Howard, sans headband, started strong but trailed off as the night went on, and the Lakers (who admittedly were playing in the Staples Center for the first time in two weeks) barely hung on to beat the terrible Phoenix Suns by a 91-85 mark.
‘Ejecting a former Laker legend’
Perhaps the team was concerned about lax security, after two weeks away from Staples. Something to do with the fact that actor Will Ferrell had donned the famous red coat in order to protect the court during the second half. Ferrell, possibly aware that his presence had the team on edge, decided to make up for it by ejecting a former Laker (and Phoenix Sun) legend Shaquille O’Neal.
Ferrell is an Orange County native and frequent Laker attendee, but it’s important to note that Ferrell was playing a character of sorts as he shadowed as a security guard. Ferrell’s nametag read, um, “Ted Vagina.” It was Ted Vagina that threw Shaquille O’Neal out of the Lakers/Suns game on Tuesday. Considering how dull the game was, Shaq probably appreciated it.
What do you think of Will Ferrell’s short stint as Staples Center security? And which team are you rooting for right now?
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