Tuesday night’s Lakers/Suns tilt was hardly a classic. Kobe Bryant was deep into the heart of his martyr-y, “look what happens to you losers when I don’t score”-nights and finished with four points, nine assists and eight turnovers.
Dwight Howard, sans headband, started strong but trailed off as the night went on, and the Lakers (who admittedly were playing in the Staples Center for the first time in two weeks) barely hung on to beat the terrible Phoenix Suns by a 91-85 mark.
Perhaps the team was concerned about lax security, after two weeks away from Staples. Something to do with the fact that actor Will Ferrell had donned the famous red coat in order to protect the court during the second half.
Ferrell, possibly aware that his presence had the team on edge, decided to make up for it by ejecting a former Laker (and Phoenix Sun) legend.
Ferrell is an Orange County native and frequent Laker attendee, but it’s important to note that Ferrell was playing a character of sorts as he shadowed as a security guard. Ferrell’s nametag read, um, “Ted Vagina.” It was Ted Vagina that threw Shaquille O’Neal out of the Lakers/Suns game on Tuesday. Considering how dull the game was, Shaq probably appreciated it.
Production has started on ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues,’ a movie he co-wrote with noted NBA fan Adam McKay, hence Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy-styled mustache. “Ted Vagina,” however, is not listed in the IMDB credits for the film. It’s not certain if this was a filmed scene from a movie or just wonderfully weird Will getting to be himself at the Lakers’ behest.
Either way, fine work Mr. Vagina.