Dwyane Wade (of the Miami Heat, I believe, at the moment) is introduced as Jen stands off to the side, voicing over that she wanted to ensure that things got off to a good start. But then, figuring that being -- as she described it -- the CEO of a game doesn't mean you actually have to be there, she leaves for the "VIP reception." This leaves Pamela to walk out on the court and hand the microphone off to David Stern. Pamela points out that this was a big moment in the unfolding of the game and it was a big part of the presentation, and that if she had been Jen, she would have done it herself -- handled things at center court in front of Trump and everyone. To me, this, and the thing with being slow to greet Trump are essentially parts of the same thing -- because Jen lacks experience running an operation on her own, she doesn't get the etiquette, and doesn't know that while it's not exactly about sucking up, there are moments when people expect to see the person in charge of something because it makes them feel like the person in charge is...well, is in charge, you know? They expect to see you, and they expect you to hand off details to other people so that you can be there for the opening of the game, so that you personally can hand off the microphone to the emcee. It makes the event look competently run when the person who's in charge of it is available and looks calm.
Anyway, some lady yells the national anthem. (Who is that lady? Should I know? Because otherwise, I'm going to think of her as Lungs Lady.) The game begins, and there is basketball, and Pamela praises how glorious it was to watch these great athletes. I agree, although I tend to eschew the NBA in favor of college, despite having gone to an undergrad school whose football team is comprised of chemists and French horn players, if you see my point. Jen, meanwhile, is at the VIP reception chatting with Stacy about various things they're going to do. Why it takes two people for some of what they're doing when it only took Pamela to run the entire freaking game is a bit beyond me, even though I understand the desire to be looking after details. Jen, meanwhile, heads over to tell Pamela to remind Trump about the VIP reception, and Pamela nods. On Jen's way back to the VIP reception, she runs into Chris and tells him in turn, again, to go over and tell Pamela to be sure to invite Trump and the rest of the VIPs to the reception. (Why didn't she just tell Trump herself if she went all the way over there? I am confused.) The problem is that, over at the game, Pamela is busy wrapping up the operation of the game itself, of which she apparently is solely in charge, and she misses the fact that Trump is getting ready to go. And indeed, Trump exits via his little golf cart. Chris finds Pamela in the crowd and tells her that she's supposed to invite Trump to the VIP reception. I think this is the first time Pamela realized that Jen hadn't even told Trump about the reception, because she says, with some shock, "Does he not know about it?" I think she thought Jen just wanted her to be encouraging about coming to the party -- I don't think she grasped that it was her responsibility to inform Trump that the party existed or to tell him where it was. But hearing this, Pamela immediately starts capitalizing on her substantial height to look for Trump in the crowd, as we see that the man himself is actually walking toward the Trumpicopter and climbing in. The rotor starts. Inside, Trump says, "We just finished the basketball game. A little strange. Jennifer -- nobody came over to say goodbye to me. In many ways, they did a great job, but in other ways, it was lacking." I think the "other ways" would be "blondes." He says that it's time to go see how Kelly's doing at the polo match.