And the "We Believe" mantra that now rocks Oakland - Mickael Pietrus led the team out of the locker room holding one of the bright yellow T-shirts sporting the logo - has even caught the attention of celebrities like rapper Snoop Dogg, popular guitarist Carlos Santana, actors Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson, and golfer Fred Couples. They were all in the stands for the clincher - and a few even headed to the celebratory locker room afterward.
I don't have the time to confirm it this morning, but if someone could provide me the list of celebrities who were courtside at the Oakland Arena in 2001 as the Warriors were winning 17 games, Shyster would appreciate it greatly. Sarcasm? Never. Celebrities are widely known as being the most loyal fans. Just ask Snoop!
"I'm here just supporting my main man, Baron," Dogg said from his seat on the floor, a humongous gold chain hanging from his neck. "The Lakers got knocked out, so what's the next best thing? I gotta come out and support Northern California."
Er, um, yeah.