About once a season, I muster the desire to sit courtside at the Galen Center.
I do it for a couple reasons:
It was a genuinely moving sight to see USC forward Chevez Goodwin as he walked out of the tunnel to the court in tears for the Senior Salute. And it also burns up Andy “Thanks” Enfield.
Last night’s game was great in terms of the finish. Not-so-great with USC shooting 40 percent.
After Boogie Ellis hit the game-winning shot and everyone celebrated the Trojans’ 62-60 victory, Enfield walked toward my seat. He pointed to someone behind me and said, “Thanks for coming.”
Enfield then pointed at me and said, “Thanks for coming.”
But then as he walked away, my friend who had never been to a USC game or heard me speak of Enfield, turned to me and said, “Did you hear him call you an (obscenity) before he left the court?”
No, I didn’t hear it with the crowd noise, band, DJ, etc.
But I texted a source inside the program: “It always burns him up when he sees you.”
With that, my friends and I were given something to laugh about the rest of the night.
Thanks Enfield! pic.twitter.com/FHb35gmkha— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) February 21, 2022