Well that is for normal pictures, this picture has got to be good for about 52,000,000. This is an actual ingame photo of the Nets playing in front of 20,000 beer-infested seats.
I don’t think I have ever seen a stadium this empty and this is freakin New Jersey, not some little town with no transportation nearby. The Washington Nationals aka the Montreal Expos laughed when they saw this photo. They were actually giving the Nets advice on how to fill the seats.
First off, everyone knew the Nets were gonna be bad this year no shock there, but this bad? No chance in hell. The fact that they are this historically bad a team only makes me want to see them live and in the flesh even more. No way was I going to leave a Nets game when there are this few people. It’s disrespectful to these players with self esteem issues. I mean it’s bad enough that they have to play for the Nets, a team whose coach was forced to come down from the GM cushion to coach when he explicitly said he had no desire to. I can picture leaving my seat heading to an exit when a Nets player like Josh Boone looks at me and says “Where you going? Come on! Stick around, it’s not even halftime yet” and I would slowly shy back into my seat.
When there are about 100 fans in an NBA arena, there is no actual noise being made so anything you want to say can be heard by the players and coaches. This leads to some awesome heckle opportunities.
Ron Artest has a Balloon Boy Moment, Video. Just watch it. His kids pull a prank on him, and he turns the camera on. He acts coy, like he does not know about it. Then one of the kids says “are we still acting?”.
It still kind of works because, I think he thought he had a dab of makeup on his chin, but he has a mess of it on his upper lip. Chances are that this impromptu video will not ruin the lives of his children, it did not have the National Guard on stand by, his kids were very cute, and there were no balloons present, but other than that, this was exactly like the whole Balloon Boy thing. ( if you do not get the balloon boy reference, please watch this video )
This is day 2 of the Stacheketball 100 days of NBA mustaches. All of the Staches will be cataloged in our NBA Mustache Hall Of Fame. If you have any tips on some power forward follicle follies please email us the tip @ Stacheketball-at-gmail.com.
Installment #2 is Coach Pringle (also known as Mike D’Antoni).
Each day we will describe the stache in one word.
Coach Pringles’ stache is : Marketable