This morning I watched China take on USA, an opening basketball heat to qualify for medals. Fun to watch - and great to see 1972 team member Doug Collins doing the call with Mike Breen.
The Chinese team, which has NBA players past, present and future (Wang Zhi Zhi, Yao Ming , and Sun Yue) kept it close until adrenaline wore out and reality set in.
Sun Yue, (pictured) still only 20, was drafted by the Lakers in 2007 and just signed a contract with the team. Collins called Yue the Chinese Magic Johnson and Yue showed flashes. Yao, recovering from ankle surgery, played well, and the Chinese team played a respectable, tenacious game.
President Bush, who is this close to ripping off his button-down and globbing red, white and blue USA war-paint on his belly, was seen discussing the finer points of a pick and roll with Laura.
Did anyone notice a slumping Henry Kissinger, passed out in the seats above Bush? At one point, Jason Kidd fed Bron-Bron for a dunk that incited a raucous audience response, and after a cutaway to the Bush clan, a startled Kissy could be seen throwing his arms up after being jolted awake.
There are Chinese citizens desperate for tickets to these events and we have self-serving politicians occupying those seats, checking their watches and grabbing cat-naps!
Bush snags photo-ops with bikini babes for the family album, then sits at basketball games like its his first rodeo.
Someone hand Henry a lightning stick and give George 1 a blow-horn. And do we have some cotton candy for Laura? She looks hungry!