View Full Version : LA Lakers could host Game 4 instead of Denver

05-20-2009, 07:14 PM
Yahoosports (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AtGbXboYmbrKRy0cmlbkzhKQvLYF?slug=ap-nbastern&prov=ap&type=lgns)

In roughly a 15-minute question and answer session with the media, Stern discussed a wide variety of topics ranging from Dallas owner Mark Cuban, wrestling promoter Vince McMahon, the Nets’ move from New Jersey to Brooklyn, N.Y., and the salary cap in 2010.

The commissioner was amused by McMahon’s complaints that the owner of the Nuggets was to blame for the Pepsi Center being double booked for Monday night. The World Wrestling Entertainment was to have matches there, but the building isn’t available because the Nuggets are scheduled to play Game 4 against the Lakers there.

“He is the premier showman and he demonstrates it again and again as he has here,” Stern said of McMahon, who he called a friend. “(He gets) lots of good ink and pub.”

Stern implied that the Nuggets are going to have to pay money to McMahon because of the double booking, but he said they could avoid it by letting the Lakers be the host for Game 4.

This is weird.

So would that mean Games 1,2 and 4 are in LA and games 3,5 and 6 in Denver?

05-20-2009, 07:16 PM
Not going to happen. Game 4 is in Denver, and Raw is reportedly going to be in LA @ Staples Center.

covered at length here:


05-20-2009, 07:17 PM
Staples Center came up on this deal. Ha.

05-20-2009, 07:20 PM
Staples came to the rescue and just strengthened their ties with Vince; MSG also did the same.

05-20-2009, 07:29 PM
This reminds me of a promo years ago where The Rock sang in Arco Arena and got a huge reaction by making fun of the Kings (saying the Lakers would beat them in May)

Look it up in Youtube.

Big Laker fans I guess, haha.

05-20-2009, 07:37 PM
Didn't realize it.