There’s something about basketball?
You know, since I moved to LA, I’m imagining I see movie characters EVERYWHERE! It’s not funny!
I went to a Lakers game last night. All of a sudden, there’s somebody yelling at the ref, and it’s that NUTJOB from “The Shining.” You know, “Heeere’s Johnny!” I’m not making this up.
And it gets worse, Doc. A ball went out of bounds and a fan gets it, and it’s MARY, from “There’s Something About Mary. Is that totally whack, or what?
So anyway, who can resist her? That’s what the movie is about, right? So I go on down to where she’s sitting, and I say, “So, you like the Lakers?”
And she looks at me with these sparkling blue eyes and says, “What’d I tell you the first time we met? I’m a Niners fan.”
Then I woke up, Doc. What’s it all mean?
Above left: Publicity still from “The Shining”
Above right: Actor Jack Nicholson yells at the referee at the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, May 6, 2009.
Below: Actress Cameron Diaz catches a basketball as she sits courtside at the game.
REUTERS photos by Danny Moloshok