Lakers Host Promised to Walk Home, Quit Job if Lakers Lost to Cavs
John Ireland, L.A. radio host, has had quite a tumultuous week. He has actually had about as rough of a week as his Lakers have had as of late as they dropped their 3rd game in a row to the infamous Cavaliers last night.
Just a couple days ago, Ireland drew attention for “trying” to interview Ron Artest following the Lakers embarrassing loss to the Bobcats. Check the link for a hilarious “Ron Ron” interview, but that wouldn’t be the end of Ireland’s week from hell.
I found this great piece from Larry Brown Sports who provides the details to this story. Apparently leading up to the game last night between the Lakers and the Cavs, Ireland promised to quit his job and walk home from Cleveland if the Cavaliers were to beat the Lakers. Ireland compared the Cavs to not only an NCAA team, but a lower tier NCAA team likening them to the “play-in” teams in the NCAA tournament.
Too bad for Ireland that the Lakers continued to sink and they’ve dropped their 3rd straight after a 4-0 start to the road trip. For the highlight of the game, check out Christian Sky-Enga‘s incredible “Blake Griffin-esque” throw down on Pau Gasol. Granted, Pau has never been known as a particularly great defender or shot blocker, but hey, for the Cavaliers… this is progress!