Pre was back in Los Angeles to cover a sporting event. He was writing up his article for the Associated Press. As a freelance journalist he took assignments at will. He liked a variety of jobs and took his time. This job was coving a Lakers game. Basketball was an American game that fascinated him. He looked at h9is notes; even though they had lost the game was close and exciting. He went through describing the play by play. When he finished, he took another look and wondered to edit a few paragraphs, yet he liked the strange flow of words.