The Celtics are in Los Angeles… up 2 games to none. It's what some might call a commanding lead… but it's certainly not insurmountable. The Lakers have been dominant at home… Phil Jackson's griping about the calls will certainly pay off tonight… so Lakers fans have plenty to cheer about.
If there are any Lakers fans left.
WBZ photog, and friend of Red's Army, Domnick Aielli is out in LA covering the team for the station. He's also blogging about what its like behind the scenes. And on day 2… he and Dan Roche decided to find some fans
What better place to go than the home of Team Kobe; The Staples Center?
We figured it would be as simple as a Staples commercial…you know, "That was easy!"
So we walk up to the box office and what's this?…. Nobody home! Not a soul in sight!
The box office was open. But where's the line wrapping all around the block! Where are the tents! Where's the humanity!
They're not alone. The Globe has its crew in town… and they had a hard time finding people too. Meanwhile… Boston is awash in green. Banners are everywhere. "Beat LA" chants are breaking out at Sox games.
Don't tell me those famously… ummmm… loyal Lakers fans are already ditching their team? Well… maybe the same way a dog resembles its owner… a fan base resembles its soft team that is full of quit.
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