Duke lost? Duke lost! OMG. And Gonzaga lost, too. I didn’t stay up late enough for that game, but I saw Adam Morrison’s press conference on TV this morning, and I have to say, I am developing a wicked crush on the guy. He played his heart out and his team lost. He took responsibility, saying “I missed the shots.”
But the best moment? With the game over, Morrison in a heap on the court, heart broken, UCLA team celebrating, Arron Afflalo of UCLA stopped. He went over to Morrison to comfort him. A few teammates joined him. Here is what Morrison said about the moment. “They had enough guts as a man to come over in their moment of victory, pick somebody up off the floor. If I could thank them, I would. That’s just a sign of great people and great players. It’s more than basketball.”
So now I have a crush on Arron Afflalo, too, and the entire UCLA team. If Georgetown can’t make it, I’m rooting for the classy guys from California.
I holed up in my hotel room yesterday and wrote, venturing out for sushi twice. It will be more of the same today, except I’m having lunch with a West Coast buddy.
If you live in LA and have nothing to do, come join me in Cerritos. I’m speaking at the Cerritos Public Library tonight at 7pm. Call (562) 916-1342 for more information. (Yes, I’ll be speaking while Georgetown is playing. Mom always said life wasn’t fair.)