Tuesday night I went to the Magic playoff game against Cleveland. It was far better than I even expected. And I was extremely excited to go to this game. Here's the thing though: I feel a little guilty.
I have lived in Orlando now since the end of February. I have said 20x that I really really want to go to a Magic game. I never went. All season. This means that I am one of those fans that don't go to a single game until everyone realizes that the Magic kicks a$$ and then everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon and acts like they have been cheering all along. The truth is that I have been cheering, but I have really never been into NBA basketball. Never. I never watched it on TV. I never had an NBA team that I cheered for. I really just didn't care about it at all. Then, I started watching the playoff games with the Magic and the Celtics. I was instantly hooked. I started learning all the players on the team, I was learning the rules and then I started screaming back at the TV when ridiculous calls were made. I acted like I had been doing this for years...
When the opportunity came along for us to be able to go to the Magic/Cleveland game. I was jumping for joy. Number one, because I would get to see the Magic play and two, that I would get to see Lebron James play. Never in a million years did I think I would go to this game and sit in the 2nd row! You get a whole NEW perspective on the game after sitting that close. The court looks half the size, the players look twice as big and the net really doesn't look all the high!
We got to the game about an hour and a half early and got to hang out at this bar/restaurant area that is just outside the Magic locker room. When we arrived, this is what we saw:
Look who is sitting right next to us, Plies. Sings Busted Baby.
Lebron looks like he is trying to say hello to me. I gave him a little wink ;) We had some interesting entertainment during the commercial breaks. Take a look at this group of cheer leaders. They started out with the MJ "Thriller" dance and by the end they were dancing to "Peanut Butter Jelly Time." Ridiculous...
They came from the over 65+ community
They were amazing. We headed inside for half-time and I became this pre-teen child at Disney World for the first time. I get so star-struck. I always have. I LOVE seeing celebrities. So, here I am with all the ghetto rappers I could get my hands on.
SHAQ had the nerv to turn down a picture with me. I'll whip him.
Chris Brown being real sweet.Kickin' it with Lil' Bow Wow
It was AMAZING. One of the best sporting events I have ever been to. Please take note of the vodka/soda/cran in my hand for every picture. They were constantly replacing my drinks. It was heaven. We ended the night with a victory, an interview with Craig Sager and my evening was COMPLETE.
okay, maybe not an interview...just a picture
Please tell me if that is T-Pain. He was certainly humble. I was too embarrassed to ask him if it was him. If it wasn't, that guy certainly got a good laugh of us asking for a picture with him.