Dinner and drinks with the Halls’ turned into bar hopping down town. We ended up at Elways...second weekend in a row and low and behold....The Lakers. They were staying at the Ritz while in town for the playoffs.
A few drinks in, Courtney and I thought it would be a good idea to try to get a picture with a few of the players. Side note…we did get checked out on the way back from the bathroom, so with that in our back pocket we tried to get a picture with Derek Fisher and Luke Walton, and were shot down by the bodyguard. I guess the approach from their backside wasn’t the best move. Kyle pretended not to know us and Chris was cheering us on. Meanwhile, Phil Jackson sits down at the bar for a little dinner. He is the biggest human being I have ever seen in person. HUGE! We did get this shot with Brian Shaw.
We will not be going to Elways on Friday when they are back for their final 2009 playoff game:) And prior to Friday night, I had no idea who any of these people were! This isn't LA...you don't need bodyguards in this town.