Good to see the USC Marching Band in attendance again. It adds so much character to the game. Otherwise though, the Lakers are WAAAAAAAAAY behind the rest of the league when it comes to in-game entertainment. You’d think they’d play a song made after 1975 in here. It’s like the place is stuck in a time warp.
As for the basketball game, the Lakers are out to a quick 5-0 lead courtesy of a Pau Gasol hook and a Kobe 3.
It should be noted that Dick Bavetta, under scrutiny after allegations he helped intentionally sway a playoff game between the Kings and Lakers in 2002, is calling tonight’s game.