Say Cheese: Bench energy is real, and loud, at NBA restart
Dion Waiters took an open 3-opener and about 75 feet away, a dozen or so of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates all seemed to leap from their seats in unison.
“SAY CHEESE!” they yelled, dragging out the last syllable for effect.
At Staples Center back in Los Angeles, such a yell would have been heard by the Jack Nicholson-types in the super-expensive seats. But at the NBA restart, where the only fans inside the building are the ones wearing uniforms, that sort of enthusiasm is most definitely getting noticed.
At the scrimmage games at Walt Disney World over the past few days, bench energy has been real - and often loud.