Post-game locker-room media scrums can be, at times, undignified. Thursday night at Staples Center was one of those times.
When the Heat opened the visiting locker room after its 99-90 victory against the Lakers, overzealous cameramen rushed through a door, through a small hallway and toward LeBron James in a mad scramble to record TV reporters shouting over each other a variation of this question, "What the heck is wrong with these Lakers? They're the Lakers. It's not supposed to be like this!"
James, seated at his locker room, was not amused. (Neither was I. A cameraman smacked me in the head with his camera, prompting me to sarcastically tell him, "Concussions are cool.") James was more worried about Chris Bosh's handbag than my head, for obvious reasons.
Here's the audio clip.
James justifiably freaks out on the reporters. If you listen closely, you can hear me say something derisive about the locker-room clown show to Udonis Haslem, who was seated at his locker to the right of James. Haslem then says "it's tough right now, dog."