It was my friends’ help and some luck that bring me to this precious game while only spending quite few fee for it. Tonight, was the first time I meet so many fame of basketball in my life. This is definitely worth remembering.
I have applied my vacation yesterday to my supervisor, Mr. Fang, who is a very nice guy, simly agreed without saying anything. So I left my office half an hour earlier, then rush for the bus, then I meet Penny at Tee Mall, immediately we got in the subway with destination: San YuanLi. After arrival, we then hire a cab, finally get to the Guangzhou stadium.
While the other two friends had not yet arrived, we rambled around the entrance, and found there were full of those guys selling tickets in high price. Penny suddenly found somebody famous, Yao’s translator, we were not sure at that moment, so Penny just ask him in Chinese, whether he is Yao’s translator, he is kind of smart, answered that he “used to be” after he pondered one seconds. So we are glad to found out that he is the man, as soon as we can, we took photos with him.
Before long, I caught sight of another target, He Hui, the best soccer commentator of GDTV, we took photos and can’t wait to expressed our admiration to him.
After joined with our friends, we entered the stadium, the Dream VII were already warming up there, so as soon as we found our seats, we started to take pictures on those stars that we have never imaged that would show up in front of our own eyes. Our seats are just right upside of the entrance path for the US players, they walk through this path a couple of times during the warm-up, “Melo” was the most amicable one of them, he was smiling with a little shy, stretching out his hands to high five with fans. I used to be dislike him a little, but his recent performance on the court and his friendliness towards fans have earn himself an upgrade in my mind. Coach D’Antonie, McMilan, and the old friend, Rudy, also showed up, as well as “the Glide” Drexller, Xia Song with an ugly hair style, and again, Pann the translator.
Game on! It was noisy during the whole game, especially when Brazil take the lead after 3 struggling quarters, then it was almost like being in an Brazilian’s home court. Of all the US players, “Melo” have the best performance with leading scores, Verajo from Brazil were grabbing rebounds for the whole night, showing the best quality of a blue collar player – hunger. While Barbosa, with early foul trouble, which knicked him out off the court in 3rd quarter, was also doing well, if he was not committing too much foul, the result of the match is still in doubt.
The game ended in a very close score. When the players walked back to their locker room through the path, Anthony was still smiling and waving hands, LBJ threw his wrist belt, high across my head, got caught by an old uncle. He was definitely aware of the value of that belt, although he totally had no idea who is LBJ. What a pity! Arenas threw his towels to the fans, again far way from on my side. The most frustrated player, Bruce Bowen, stared at us with no facial expressing for two seconds, and then got lost in the dark.
We are not willing to leave the stadium although the game was already end, the goddess of lucky showed up again, we encounter the best basketball commentator of GDTV, Weng Jinhua! Surely we had photos taken with him, and I was so lucky to have chat with him for a couple of sentences, showed my respect to him, and encouraged him to keep on his excellent performance on commenting.
Finally, it was all over, we took a long way home, to our dorm, before that we take a nice supper, which was delayed 4 hours.
And my elementary school student’s composition-like note shall ends here, I found that I have lost the ability to compose after graduated from high school for years, what a shame. I shall take writing Blog as a chance to regain the ability; I shall take advantage of this new start.