Memo to ABC and Van Gundy, Breen, Jackson: Lakers fans like tacos
Geez, Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, let Lakers fans have a little fun. As the Lakers were concluding their easy win over Utah on Sunday, the ABC announcing trio got testy about the chanting "We want tacos" that the fans were doing at the end of the game.
If the Lakers hold an opponent under 100 points, fans get a certificate for a free Jack in the Box taco. Putting aside the fact that those tacos are really, really bad tacos, full of mushy stuff and grease, the Lakers had led basically from start to finish. It almost seemed in bad form to cheer much when the opponent was so outclassed. So they were having a little noisy fun begging for tacos. Big deal. But Breen, Jackson and especially Van Gundy made it sound as if having such promotions that caused such chanting was an affront to the very dignity of NBA basketball.
And then the fans didn't even get their free tacos. Utah scored 100 points. Thanks, Lakers. Way to save your fans a little heart-cloggingly free fast food.
-- Diane Pucin
Photos: ABC basketball announcers (from left to right) Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy. Credit: Rich Arden / ESPN; Charley Gallay / Getty Images; Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times