Friends, the NBA season starts today and I was so happy about it that I smiled just thinking about it while I was putting deodorant on after my morning shower. It’s just a great day, even if the very first game of this year’s season is a Wizards-Cavs matchup that hasn’t truly been relevant since the 2007-08 season. But still.

And because we’re all excited about the NBA being back, why not enjoy a terrific story from the past? It comes from Zach Galifiankis on the “You Made It Weird” podcast (26:55 mark) and it’s about the time he went to a Knicks game after eating some pot chocolate then freaked out when they put him on the Jumbotron. It’s great.

I was at a Knicks game. This is an embarrassing story for a couple reasons.

I went with an actor and he had courtside seats. And uh … I don’t know. I had eaten some pot chocolate to relax myself.

I’m sitting there courtside, nice tickets. You know, I don’t really do that stuff.

I was thinking to myself, about third quarter, “You know this pot chocolate’s kind of kicking in. I can feel it.”

Two seconds later, this guy comes up to me that worked for Madison Square Garden, he’s like, “Hey do you mind if we put your face on the Jumbotron?”

I’m like, “What? What?!”

He goes, “Do you mind it we–.” I’m like, “Uhhhhhh…”

I didn’t want it up there. I went, “Sure!” I don’t know. I’m not confrontational that way. And I was like, “OK.”

And I look up — keep in mind the chocolates and there was a delay on the Jumbotron thing. I’m looking up. I’m giggling at myself, giggling at myself.

I look up, “Hahaha.” I look down, “Hahaha.” There are just those moments where you’re like, “This is just a dumb existence.”

It is so good that the NBA is back. Missed you.

(via Kelly Dwyer)