Booing Courtside Celebrities
Generic animated crowds are as flat as a basketball Eddy Curry just sat on. Every NBA city has its version of the courtside celebrity. In L.A., the most famous is Jack Nicholson. In New York, it's Spike Lee. In Milwaukee, it's...an outstanding milking cow? The flip side to the beloved local hero is the local whipping boy, who everybody loves to abuse (see NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez). At least that way you can blame the crowd's boos on someone else when you're 2 for 20.