What was the most memorable game?
I would say the most memorable game was Warriors versus the Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland. It looked like the thunder were going to win after Russell Westbrook hit a big shot late in the fourth quarter. The Warriors get the ball, Andre Iguodala gets the ball and hits a 16 foot jay to win it. I was sitting second row behind the two owners and to share that experience with them in a place I’ve never been on the Thursday night on TNT broadcast game made it something I’ll always remember.
However, I have to put an asterisk against that. I got to sit in what I call the Jack Zone while at the Lakers game. I was sitting pretty much where he would sit at the Staples Center. Their lights are like The Garden, its like a stage where the lights are dim in the stands and bright on the court, focused on the players. Those seats are $3,000. That’s something I’d never imagine.
Yeah, that’s like once in a lifetime for most people. How’d you get a hold of seats like those?
The owner of VIP tickets.com gave me two seats. We didn't know what tickets we’’d get.
He sent me an email and said ‘go to my office and ask for Annie, she has a special pair of tickets for you.’ It’s 4 o’clock in LA and I’m having coffee. It’s close to game time, so I asked them to walk me over to office. I open the tickets and it’s row one, section court side. I had a friend Russ coming in from NYC to meet me, and I told him he were in 211. He said ‘wow, those are great seats. That’s the lower bowl.’ I kept it a surprise until the end. When we got to our real seats, he almost needed a new pair of pants (laughs).