1. Too many issues to deal with 2. They both like to play basketball 3. Healthy and fun 4. Baseball
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Step 3: Show Conversation Dialog A: "Do you know when basketball season starts?" B: "It starts in October. How come?" A: "I like to keep up with the Lakers." B: "You keep up with baseball at all?" A: "Just a little. Not as much as basketball." B: "Who is your favorite player?" A: "Probably Kobe Bryant, but he has too many issues right now." B: "He's a great player, but his recent problem is really affecting his play." A: "Hope everything turns out ok. Do you play basketball much?" B: "I usually get into it during the playoffs. I'd rather play than watch." A: "I like to watch as much as I like to play. Do you play often?" B: "Every now and then with some friends." A: "I usually play twice a week at the health club. It's easy to round up 10 guys during the evening time." B: "That sounds pretty fun. But I'm too out of shape to play full court." A: "I get tired too, but I figure it's good for my health. And I'm having fun at the same time." B: "So you think the Lakers will do good this year?" A: "They better. They got a lot of good players now. If Malone can stay healthy, then I don't see how they can be beat." B: "I don't know... I think Sacramento has a strong team this year." A: "True, but I'm pulling for the Lakers all the way. It's going to be a great season."