I Can’t Slam Dunk

Arvydas Sabonis, if you read this blog (and I know you do) a couple of days ago, I finally understood the thrill that you must have felt playing basketball. For those of you who aren’t Arvydas Sabonis, Sabonis was the star player of the 1988 gold medal winning SOVIET basketball team (even though he is Lithuanian). Further, he went on to represent his native Lithuania in 1992 when they won a bronze medal by beating Russia, I mean the Unified Team.

Yeah, I mean I have this insane encyclopedic knowledge of his games because I’ve watched the movie “The Other Dream Team” about a thousand times.

Paragraph three and we aren’t at what the whole point of the entry was. Well, here goes. Last Friday, I got to go on the floor of the TD Garden. It was something I thought I would never get to do. It was like seeing life from a whole new perspective, a whole new way, from the point of view of an athlete or a singer going down on the floor to perform. It was an enormous thrill getting to do that. I got chills when I was down there. I mean it would have been yet more thrilling if it had been the old Garden where Magic and Larry Bird played on the warped parquet but this was amazing too. Sabonis probably played in the TD Garden at some point, so I probably trod the same floor as he had.

Let’s get to the pics. I mean there are always pics. Why wouldn’t there be. I took some panoramas of the whole thing. Japanese camera manufacturers, could you please up your game panorama photo wise? No panoramic camera costs under $1,000. These are all right but hopefully one day I will visit with the power machine. These were more about capturing the thrill of being there:

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