Conditional Love

Sometimes, group membership is conditional. You can’t be a Shriner if you don’t want to wear a funny hat, for instance. The condition for Phoenix Suns’ fans is even simpler: you can’t like them if you don’t hate the Los Angeles Lakers.

Prove that you belong in Phoenix when the Suns host the Lakers in a game that pits the league’s highest-scoring team against a Lakers squad that’s arguably the strongest (and most hated) group in the NBA. It’s the last regular-season meet-up between the two – the Lakers lead the season series two games to one – so expect a high-octane affair.

Fri., March 12, 7 p.m., 2010