by Alejandro de los Rios
It's not my job to compare how approachable celebrities are at sporting games. I'm out their reporting.
I didn't notice that Danny Glover could spare only a couple of seconds after halftime while Glenn Dorsey gave me a solid two minutes. I didn't notice Forrest Whitaker or Isaiah Washington or Deuce McCallister.
They didn't talk to me, it's not their job. I was out reporting.
I didn't notice how large of a man Glenn Dorsey is in real life. It's not my job to measure a man's size.
Dorsey said that this was the second Hornets' game he's been to and that he was at the Boston game earlier in the year (didn't notice him then). He said the Hornets crowd compares well with LSU football crowds (I've seen both, but didn't notice that).
"It's very similar," he said. "The fans are wild and everyone is enjoying themselves."
Dorsey said that his favorite part of the game is the fans.
"I enjoy the whole environment," he said.
What does he think about Gregg Popovich saying that he didn't notice the fans?
"I think he's going to notice them after tonight," he said.
I didn't notice if Popovich noticed.
In other news, it's also not my job to determine who gets on the Jumbotron. It's not Rob Nice's job either, he's the in game hype man (if you haven't noticed). That didn't stop him from opining on why it is that the "Stop the Flop" chant that was so popular against the Mavericks didn't catch on in games 1 and 2 against the Spurs.
"Tim Duncan isn't much of a flopper," he said. "There really isn't much to it now. Dirk was a flopper."
Nice didn't notice that the people who made the sign, namely Matt Snitzer, upgraded from one that had just Dirk Nowitzki's number to Duncan, Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker's numbers. The jumbotron also didn't notice, but that doesn't take away from the time that everyone in the stadium did. Jeff Snitzer, Matt's father, said he had never seen an entire Arena start chanting what was on a sign. He did notice that the sign didn't get much play in game 1.
"That was dissapointing," he said.
He did notice that it was the first sign his son had ever made. Jeff, a big basketball fan, doesn't like Dirk Nowitzki. He also noticed that Dirk has a tendency to flop. The family bounced around a couple of ideas "MVFlopper" and "The Flop Stops Here" until Jeff came up with the über-chantable "Stop the Flop." What was it like to have the entire Arena chanting his sign?
"It was cool," he said.
That's all? What did his friends say at school?
"I'm home schooled," he said.
"It was a home school project," his father said.
Did Jeff have any idea the whole Arena would chant his sign?
"No," he said.
Again, no such luck in game 2.
Is there anything else I didn't notice?