The Los Angeles Lakers have been on quite the journey these past few weeks. Wait, what the hell am I saying? The Lakers haven’t been on any journey. They haven’t even been invited to the journey. Forget it Bilbo, this is Laker Town.
The Lakers are not the Lakers anymore. And it’s time to just come to accept their ill-fated existence.
Did it all start with the death of Jerry Buss? When Buss died in Feb 2013, an aura of invincibility died with him, and the family’s ensuing efforts to imitate his giant footsteps, instead of forging their own path in basketball’s new era, have resulted only in embarrassment and defeat.
Or is it all Kobe’s fault? Kobe Bryant has always been that guy for the Lakers. But now, the tides have turned and they have turned to the absolute worst if we are starting to blame our once beloved player. Can’t blame a guy for experiencing the inevitable.
Being a Laker fan is tough these days. But a true fan will accept reality and roll with the punches. So what comes with acceptance, comes remorse. Depressing as f*ck remorse and, at times, outrage.
But somebody will have to pay……