I wanted the Rockets to escape the In Season Tournament Group of Death and head on to Las Vegas. I’d even checked flights, hotels, ticket prices, wondering what sort of specious justifications I could give for going, when really, it wouldn’t be a good plan.
“It’s the first one! Think about that, won’t you? We can say we were there when the Rockets played in the very first In Season Tournament. Right now it doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but you know, it’ll be like saying you were at the first Olympics or something.