Derek has been working on earning his Bear in Cub Scouts, and all he needed to finish was one thing - he needed to go to a sporting event, either high school, college, or professional. Kevin felt like it was the perfect opportunity to take Derek to his first NBA game, and when he saw that the Lakers were coming to play the Nuggets, it was a done deal. So on Wednesday, Kevin took Derek to Denver to watch the Lakers play.
Derek was so excited! Especially because he got to be with his dad. And it helped that Kevin bought Derek some Dippin' Dots - something he has been begging for forever.
After the first half, they went down to the lower area to get a snack, and while they were there, a man came up to them and gave them his tickets because he had to leave early, and wanted some Lakers fans to have them.
Kevin thought it was pretty cool, since any seats were better than the seats they started with. As they made their way to the new seats, Kevin was getting more and more surprised - you see, they were getting closer and closer to the court. And when they finally sat down, not only were the seats court side, but they were right behind the Lakers' bench.
It was amazing!!!! And it fulfilled a bucket list dream of Kevin's - getting to sit court side at a Lakers game.
And so, not only did Derek get to go to his first NBA game and have a fantastic time with his dad, but they got to do most of it sitting right behind the team :). Pretty awesome way to finish up Derek's Cub Scout Bear achievements, if I do say so myself.