Monday, June 09, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Kobe and the Lakers aren't getting it done..there is a God.

I am not a fan of Kobe 'the crybaby' Bryant. The Laker's can kiss my hairy ass, they just don't do it for me and haven't for decades.

But that's a different story. I saw my first professional basketball game in Beantown at the old and smelly Garden. No AC in the old Garden which I am sure added to the smell factor. Some facts about the Old Garden:

The Boston Garden was built in 1928. Designed by boxing promoter Tex Rickard, who also built the third incarnation of New York's Madison Square Garden, the arena was originally called the "Boston Madison Square Garden", but eventually got clipped to the Boston Garden. Located on top of North Station, a train station, which is a hub for MBTA Commuter Rail and Amtrak trains, the Garden hosted home games for the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, as well as rock concerts, amateur sports, boxing and wrestling cards, circuses and ice shows. It was also used as an exposition hall for political rallies such as the famous speech by John F. Kennedy in November, 1960. The Boston Garden was demolished in 1998, a few years after the completion of its new successor arena, the FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden.

Below is a painting circa the 1800's:
Here is Da Garden in all its former glory:

Now, its on to the Staples Center..kick some more ass Celts..please.

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