Can't make it to the Smoothie King Center to witness the Pels in person? Lucky you: We have one of the very best voices in the league calling games. I sat down with the very smart and fervid Joel Meyers.
How does the game day experience in New Orleans compare to other cities?
Meyers: The mini-outdoor festival outside of the arena is unique. Most teams don't make it as family friendly as the Pels do. When the fans come inside they are in the right frame of mind to support the team.
Anthony Davis is adding a 3-point shot to his repertoire. Ryan Anderson has added muscle. What new trick did Joel add?
M: No new trick, but I will "bring it" with a great deal of passion and enthusiasm because there is nothing I love more than calling Pelicans games.
If the Pelicans win a championship, describe the float you're riding in the parade.
M: Most importantly, the float we'd be on would be behind the floats carrying the staff, the players, and everyone who works so hard in the organization all season long.
Any interest in joining Arthur Hardy and company doing play-by-play parade commentary on Mardi Gras day?
M: If they were ever so inclined to invite me, I'd be there. My wife and I are out and about with everyone else all day anyway, but if they want me there, I'll be there!