It was a first for Pa and Jerry at Staples Center, and I'm sure they felt like boys again. They say it's a different high watching a game live, even if you are seated far from ringside. I guess it's because of mass hysteria or the collective energy of cheering fans. I wouldn't argue with them on that, men know their basketball in the same way women know their purses. It's their thing.
So while they braved the crowd inside the stadium and cheered rabidly as much as their lungs and vocal cords could take it, Ma and I went to survey the grounds of LA Live. The weather became cooler later in the night. And since it was a Friday, we were not surprised to see a large crowd milling about and socializing the night away.
We don't get to do this often but there we were, together, miles away from home. We just sat there, talked, took pictures, enjoyed the scenery, and simply savored the moment. Plus, LA Lakers won that night too! :)
my view of LA Live where I was sitting
Father and son - Lakers Fans