He also won’t be traveling with the team, so the seriousness of his back is up for conjecture, or they’re cutting the vet a break and not making him travel. As a fan, you gotta just sigh, and remind yourself how little consequence you placed on Kidd’s play before this season started. Now I want him in every time Felton shoots a 20-footer that shirks its duty to fall through the cylinder. I forgot how good he’s gotten over the years at shooting from beyond the arc. He hasn’t shot under 34% from three since 2003.
The way Scalebrine spoke about Kidd during their time together in Jersey, his leadership role with the 2011 Mavericks, and his smarts for the Knicks through the season’s first two weeks almost makes up for that drunk driving arrest before the season started and his 39 year-old back. He can stay away from the Ole Grand Dad, but nobody gets away from Father time.
That piece on the "montaellisface" is probably the worst attempt at sports journalism I've ever read, and I read bleacherreport articles! Such obvious pseudo-profundity--it was really difficult to get through.
This has to be one my favorite messages of all time. Absolutely true. I blame hash.
Hating an organization, with its multi-faceted parts composed of various individuals, is a tricky proposition since I don’t know anyone in the Lakers organization. Plus, I try and avoid hating anything. When I do feel the shackles of hate coming on for something or someone, I try and figure out a way to avoid hating them or it.
So, no, I do not hate the Lakers. I could never hate a professional basketball team as all the league’s 30 organizations have brought a smile to my face at some point in their history. Even the Lakers. I love Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Magic Johnson and James Worthy. Nick Van Exel is one of my favorite players of all time, and so is Elden Campbell.
Do I dislike the majority of Laker fans I’ve run into on the Internet? Yes. But they’re just a sliver of Lakers fans as a whole, so I don’t hold it against the rest of them. There are even a couple Laker fans on the Internet I really love: Drew Ungvari, from Laker Nation, and Andrew Rafner from TBJ and elsewhere.
For the most part, the Lakers are a fun team to grouse about because they’re at the forefront of every conversation this season, just like the Heat had been over the last two seasons. I didn’t hate the Heat then, and I don’t “hate” the Lakers now. I never have.
But I get a lot of mail about this one question, and it’s all anonymous. I don’t hate the Lakers. I hope that’s settled.