Game Day

I'll be heading over to the 02 World Arena for today's Wiz/Hornets game in a bit. The team will hop a flight onto Barcelona following the game but I'm not getting out of here until tomorrow.

I'll be posting some more video a little later from the arena as well as some video of Berlin. As I said yesterday, it's a really interesting city. The coolest thing to me is the mixture of architecture. Because the city was bombed so heavily during WW II, much of it had to be rebuilt. However, large chunks of the city have remained very much the same going back to the early part of the century. I had dinner at an outside cafe (they are everywhere) near the Brandenburg gate last night. Beautiful.

The arena is located in what was old east Germany and is about a football field's length away from where the Berlin Wall cut through. Now, the city is wide open. I've asked a handful of Berliners to describe what it was like pre and post-wall and the reactions are interesting. One cabbie told me that he grew up on the east but moved to the west in the early 70's and therefore wasn't able to see members of his family for a good 15 years.


More from the arena......

By Ivan Carter |  October 14, 2008; 10:43 AM ET
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Ivan, think you can bootleg some of the game on here for us?

Posted by: C.Bell | October 14, 2008 11:40 AM

LOL - THERE's a quick way to lose a prime gig....

Posted by: Anonymous | October 14, 2008 12:23 PM

Ivan, don't bang any hookers this time while in europe! :)

Posted by: leaky anus | October 14, 2008 12:25 PM

One cabbie told me that he grew up on the east but moved to the west in the early 70's and therefore wasn't able to see members of his family for a good 15 years.

By Ivan Carter | October 14, 2008; 10:43 AM ET


OWNED

Posted by: Anonymous | October 14, 2008 12:31 PM

Is this game being televised?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 14, 2008 12:53 PM

Game is on NBA TV at 2 and replay at 11:30.

Posted by: prophet | October 14, 2008 1:16 PM

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