Friday, June 4, 2010

Nostalgia


I haven’t been a real basketball fan in years. So the question begs to be answered: Why was I up until midnight watching Game 1 of the NBA finals last night?

It was an accident really. I was downstairs in the living room reading my bookclub pick and enjoying a glass of wine. It was a little after eight o’clock so I decided to put the book down and clean up the kitchen and head upstairs to do some journaling. At 8:30 I put down my journal and turned on the television for the background noise.

And suddenly it was 1984 again. Celtics vs Lakers. I was back in Boston in my third floor apartment surrounded by a bunch of other Laker fans watching the game. Did you get that? In Boston, surrounded by Laker fans. I was a student at Northeastern University, we all were. All living in Boston and hating the Celtics. Except for Andre – he was from Massachusetts and the lone Celtic fan in the room. He really enjoyed rubbing it in our faces when the Celtics won the series. It was all about Magic and Bird back then. Now … well, I’m not a huge fan of Kobe but that kid can play so I won’t hate. I’m a basketball fan. Always have been.

So I stayed up last night and watched the game and I now I’m all nostalgic. All the excitement came rushing back. I think I’ll watch Game 2 in a sports bar …

8 comments:

Diva (in Demand) said...

ROOTING FOR THE CELTICS!!!

Anonymous said...

wow it was nostalgic for me also...took me back to the 80's except instead of watcing with friends I was watching with 2 handsome young men who just happened to be my sons.....I have also always been a NBA fan....

Dee in San Diego

Rich Fitzgerald said...

That was a good game. I never was a Boston fan growing up, but I kind of dig them now. Meanwhile, I'm still kinda rooting for the Lakers. Really, I'm torn. If I had my druthers, I wanted the Magic to still be in the hunt. I like Dwight Howard. He seems to be a good guy.

On the flip side, I don't know what it is about Kobe, but most people don't like him. Maybe it had to do with him getting Shaq booted off the team.

Either way, I hope it goes to seven games.

Remnants of U said...

Isn't that nostalgic feeling great? The sports bar sounds like fun.

TJ said...

Basketball fan, yes. Laker fan... NOOOOOOOO!!!

LOLOL

Terry said...

Is this series not gonna the boom-diggity? Now if we only had Chick Hern again.

alexis said...

sorry i'm going to have to say that i hate the lakers. gasol looks like a roadrunner and kobe is just...kind of like the devil. oh well. i think we can still be friends, though. :) thanks for your comment on my sits potluck friday post!

Kristy said...

The nostalgic basketball game for me would be 1994 Phoenix Suns vs. the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs!(I was born and raised in Phoenix and it was quite a big deal!)