IRVINE, CA – During a road trip to see an NBA Playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Detroit Pistons, a funny thing happened to friends Billy Wells and Rob Winker on their way to the Great Western Forum in Irvine, California.
“Man, it was sooo freakin’ funny,” Wells said of the incident. “So were in traffic, right, on our way to the Forum, when Rob says ‘Dude, didn’t the Lakers move into the Staples Center?’ We sat there just looking at each other and then I just lost it, man. I swear to God, I almost peed my pants. Can you imagine, me standing outside of the Forum in my Shaq jersey, and numb nuts over there in his Kobe jersey, surrounded by a buncha lesbos there for the WNBA? It would’ve been so freakin’ funny. Thank God we remembered. Still, we must have laughed for about three hours after that.”
The friends, who started the trip from their home in Ogden, Utah, had forgotten that the Lakers had started playing in the Staples Center in 2000.
“We watch all the games, but for some reason, we just forgot,” Winker said. “You know how when you get so excited for something that you forget everything else? That’s what happened here. It was like this one time when I went to the grocery store and got a couple of Banquet Pot Pies and a gallon of Rocky Road ice cream. Well I was so excited about the Pot Pies that I left the ice cream in the car. It melted, and I couldn’t have any ice cream. That sucked. I really like ice cream it’s just that I was so focused on those pot pies. Those things are so good. Safeway always has them on sale for like, two for a buck. I go and get some of those pies and life is good. But that ice cream. I was gonna go get more but I didn’t want to drive all the way back to the store. Rocky Road is the best too. I really miss that ice cream. I wish I could have had some.”
Despite the mishap, the pair soon got on the right track and got to their seats in the Staples Center in time for the start of the game.
“No one really understands how funny it was at that moment. I guess they just don’t have a very good sense of humor. In hind site it wasn’t the highlight of the trip but still, I could laugh about our mixup for hours. Look, even right now I have a smile on my face and I am totally holding back a bad case of the giggles. In fact I might… yup I’m gonna laugh… oh wait no… I’m not. I almost did but at the last second it kinda got away from me. Sorry. I’ll laugh though soon,” said Winker.