Kobe out for the season. Steve Nash out for the season. Phil Jackson signed on to GM the Knicks. Dwight Howard is doing good. The Clippers are title contenders. The Lakers are tied for the 4th worst record in the league. Kobe says he has no patience and they better be good next year or else. Laker fans mad and hate D’Antoni. Want him fired. Before that they hated Mike Brown. During that they hated Dwight and then were surprised he left. Shockingly, Pau Gasol still wants to be a Laker after being an on again off again scapegoat for the past 3 years. I think he has Stockholm syndrome. Ppl are out here ripping Jim Buss apart. He’s not his father and its all his fault.

Kobe’s recent comments encourage all of this silliness. A silliness that has almost always been part of the deal for the Lakers. When I was 11 years old Kobe was the scapegoat of my friends for airballing a bunch of shots against the Jazz in the playoffs. That was 1997 and Shaq blamed Kobe for every team shortcoming until they finally won a title in 2000 and then tried to get him traded the next season before they went 15-1 in the playoffs. The Kobe-Shaq battle was personal but it also was influenced by the pressure put on the Lakers every year to win.  Kobe has been paying for the Lakers for 17 going on 18 years and he’s won 5 titles. Not 17 or 18. 5. The Lakers won’t compete for a title next year. Kobe needs to accept that shit right now and move on. The Lakers suck right now and it sucks. To act like it’s because of one thing is stupid. And most Laker fans and media are stupid.  You can’t talk about the decisions that didn’t work out without talking about the ones that did. Mike D’Antoni has been a losing coach but he’s been given a shit hand form the jump. The Lakers failed to re-sign Dwight Howard. They made the move to get him in the first place right? And I thought we didn’t like him anyway? Dwight was smart to sign with the Rockets. They are the better team and James Harden is young and Kobe is old and hurt. Also Dwight never would have gotten a break in LA until he won a title. And who wants to put up with that? Which isn’t to say that Dwight isn’t annoying and immature at times. I guess Dwight may have signed if they hired Phil Jackson as coach. But why do ppl talk about that so damn much but don’t bring up the Chris Paul trade that got nixed by the NBA and David Stern? The Lakers get Chris Paul and Dwight together and they have the TALENT to win a championship for 5 seasons. Can Phil coach or GM 5 more years anyway? Most of these decisions came with Jim Buss running the team and while they certainly were dramatic, they weren’t terrible, franchise ruining like many ppl are saying. This was gonna happen eventually. Kobe got old and hurt and the team is bad. You know what else sucked that no one mentions? The new luxury taxes that make it hard for the Lakers to be the Lakers. At least the old Lakers who outspent other teams. I don’t know what they can do to get better. They’ll get a good draft pick next year. Kobe will be back and that will be interesting. I don’t think they have a shot at any free agents this year. Maybe next year? Losing sucks tho. I don’t have anyone to blame. I opted to go to a Clipper game over a Laker game for my birthday this year. The Clippers beat the Warriors in a very good and entertaining game. Blake Griffin threw down a ridiculous put-back dunk that destroyed the Warrior’s psyche. The Clippers really made me think they can win a title when I saw them live. But there were a lot of Warriors fans in attendance and they sometimes were louder than the Clipper fans (most of whom became fans like yesterday). That wouldn’t fly at a Laker game.

Note: I went crazy for this dunk...