Signing a new contract that could end up being worth about $37 million … or passing up "great seats" at Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and the Magic (when you really love Kobe and the Lake Show)?
OK, not a big debate. But Adrian Wilson still felt it a little.
"It's a sad day in Arizona right now," Wilson said with a faux frown, shortly after his press conference Thursday and less than two hours before tipoff in L.A. "The next best thing to MJ is Kobe. But it's a no-brainer for me, obviously. And I can always catch Game 7."
I didn't realize A-Dub had so much pull at the Staples Center. I told him as much, and he smiled and started laughing. "Just know I might be able to talk to Jack, know what I'm sayin'?"
Jack, as in Jack Nicholson, the actor better known as the Lakers' top courtside seat fan. After I interviewed Wilson a bit more, I said once again I was sorry he was missing out on the game. "Hey, I'm gonna watch it," he said, adding almost in exasperation, "Urb, I've got HD."