After trailing most of last night's match opposing the Memphis Grizzlies, we enjoyed a stirring, resurgent victory. This fueled my dinner conversation with Sergio afterwards.
Sergio: You had a most efficient match, my friend. Your 15 points corresponded to the 15 minutes you were on the court!
Myself (with modest pride): You played well also. No turnovers! We are truly sustainable additions to the team offense.
Sergio: Speaking of the sustainability, have you heard about the NBA's fantastic “NBA Green” celebrations? It is a revelry of environmental maneuvers in respect for Earth Day.
Myself (enthused): Most praiseworthy! How will do these green practices manifest themselves?
Sergio: The NBA made custom organic cotton uniforms and T-shirts for us to wear.
Myself: I noticed!
Sergio: But we will only wear them for a week.
Myself: A disappointment! There must be other steps, however?
Sergio: Yes. The New Orleans Hornets gave free parking to fans with four or more people pooled in a car.
Myself: This is to the good! How many were able to take advantage of this?
Sergio: Only the first 100 fans arriving to the arena received the discount.
Myself: In an arena that seats…?
Myself: Still, it is a commendable notion. Have other teams replicated the idea?
Sergio (checking the laptopping): Hmmm… no.
Myself: But surely you have noticed some of our mates engaging in friendliness to the environment?
Sergio (brightly): Channing Frye can ride light rail to the Rose Garden arena from his condo!
Myself: Has he ever done so?
Sergio: I suppose not. (Sighing.) In a topic changing, did you see those new El Chacho T-shirt designs?
Myself: ¡Felicidades! Are your tribute shirts made from organic cotton?
Sergio: No sé... But anyway, it was a good match tonight. And now, see the time! We must—
Myself: Get on Paul Allen’s privately chartered jet to fly to a luxury hotel flooded with conditioned airs. There we will play millionaire opponents who drove to the arena in Escalades and Hummers. And they will not count a single Greenpeace member among themselves!
Sergio: Check, please!