Victory by Fiat?

March, 10, 2010
3/10/10
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Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Great moment from Tuesday's win over the Raptors: With under two minutes to play, Toronto's Hedo Turkoglu missed a three from the left wing. The long rebound careened towards the sideline, chased by Jose Calderon. He approached the boundary, prepared to leap into the front row in an effort to save the ball and a critical second chance opportunity for the Raptors.

Instead, a courtside fan stood up and knocked the ball away, robbing Calderon of the opportunity.

As ESPN.com's J.A. Adande notes in today's Daily Dime, the helpful fan's name is Lapo Elkann. Turns out he's the grandson of Fiat mogul Gianni Angelli and is apparently a rock star in Italy. Only in L.A. would our Jeffery Maier be a European aristocrat/auto exec once named to Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed list (and according to Wikipedia, their Best Dressed Hall of Fame), is devoted to luxury both personal and global, and who seemed very upset at his actions because Toronto has two Italians on its roster in Marco Belinelli and Andrea Bargnani.

I also very much appreciate how Elkann's Wiki page has already been updated to note last night's events.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Nick Young
PTS AST STL MIN
17.9 1.5 0.7 28.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 7.4
AssistsK. Bryant 6.3
StealsK. Bryant 1.2
BlocksW. Johnson 1.0