The Ravens prepare for battle. There's a lot of "do-ya-wanna-whats" and "ho-yas" and stuff. The strange before-game ritual includes a lot of shouting, hooting, and hollering. Whitey claps his hands together and shouts, "All right! Let's take to the court." The team bounces from foot to foot as the snake-like line of varsity b-ball players slithers its way into the gym. Luke drags along behind like the skin it's trying to shed. Nathan creeps up behind Luke and whispers menacingly, "You want my world. You got it." Um, I seem to remember that Luke doesn't want your "world," butt-nut -- he just wants to play ball. You're the one that keeps insisting that he wants your world.
Courtside. We've got excellent seats. The opposing team warms up by running around and passing the ball. Dan "My Dreams Will Come True" Scott comes sliding into the gym on the grease of his loins. He sees Keith sitting with Haley. "Keith! Finally come to see your nephew play, eh, big brother!" Dan doesn't sit with his brother, but moves so he can be closer to the court, and to Nathan. This man takes the definition of "vicariously" just a bit too seriously. Keith answers, "Yeah, I guess you could say that." Haley smiles knowingly at him. I'm warming up to Haley. Nathan, taking a page from his father's book, warms up by dunking a basket and then hanging off the hoop. The best thing his father ever taught him -- how to show off like a right asshole. Tweedledum and Stinky begin their commentary, but there's still no camera for this mysterious web cast. Blah the Ravens are five and oh, blah Luke's first game, blah six players have been suspended blah. Luke wears the full black warm-up suit as he shoots a warm-up three-pointer. Then he looks into the crowd and sees Dan sitting there watching him. They share a look until Nathan chucks a ball at his half-brother. Then, continuing to taunt the newest member of the team, Nathan says, "Wake up." Brat. Coach Whitey calls them into huddle up for some last-minute instructions.