Originally written December 10, 2012 on NESN.com:
It all starts so innocently. In a running gag at several NBA arenas, and a near-nightly event at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the video board begins showing happy-looking couples on the “Kiss Cam” as some classic love ditty plays over the loudspeakers, in an attempt to get the fans to kiss. The routine is predictable. Start with a safe-looking couple to get a quick smooch, try a pair of fans who are clearly on a first date or “just friends” to get an awkward chuckle from the crowd and then find some middle-aged lovebirds who can show everyone that love never grows old. All this is followed by the piece de resistance: Show two players for the opposing team. Get it? They are both guys! And it’s a Kiss Cam! So they are supposed to kiss! LOL! ROFLMAO! It’s hilarious! It is so stupid. Maybe the gag is funny the first time, but by the second time you realize it’s trite and from then on it just feels forced. Chris Wilcox has been in the league for 11 years, so the veteran big ma...
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