Recently the city of Los Angeles had 4 of it’s own professional sports teams playing in the city at the same time. Out of those 4 teams, 2 basketball teams and 1 hockey team were in their respective sports playoff tournaments all in the same stadium. The city was going crazy with team spirit. Sports fans were wearing their team colors in the form of tees, tank tops, and sweatshirts. If you happened to be down by the stadium, it was a sea of color.
Today, the hockey team is still skating strong. They are continuing to win and currently playing in the championship series for the Stanly Cup. I can’t say the same fate has fallen on the basketball teams, they’ll have to wait another year to try and win that coveted trophy.
If you’re a huge basketball fan like I am, you won’t have to wait too long to see some of your favorite players going for gold. Team USA basketball, aka the dream team, will be playing in the London Games of 2012. As talented players continue to emerge from all over the world, this year should prove to be a challenging year for all of the world’s best basketball teams and make for some great competition.
My favorite teams might be out of the running for championship glory for now, but in less than 2 months, Team USA basketball will be representing for the entire country. Not only will I be watching these games on the tube, I’ll be wearing my brand new USA basketball tank top with great pride. I can’t wait for the games to begin!