May 8, 2011

Why The Media Shouldn't Quit On The 2010-11 Lakers Just Yet

     After the Dallas Mavericks demolished the Los Angeles Lakers this afternoon, 122-86, the entire media has finally written off the Lakers' playoff chances this year.  You might think I'm a little nuts, and maybe I am, but I think the Lakers can come back from this 4-0 deficit.  I've heard the stats:  59 teams have gone down 4-0 in a seven-game series, and not a single one of them was able to storm back to a series win.
     But if any team can get 4 wins in 3 games, it's L.A.  They have the best player in the league in Kobe Bryant.  Kobe is not going to give up on this series, even if the NBA executives themselves think it's over.  His intensity is contagious, and his teammates will come out with the same passion and desire.  (Okay, not quite that much, because we are talking about Kobe Bryant here.)  They have the best coach in the league in Phil Jackson.  If there's a way to still win this series, he will find it.
     And look at who the Lakers are playing.  The Dallas Mavericks.  A team that choked away a 2-0 lead in the 2006 Finals against Miami.  A team that managed to lose to a #8 seed in 2007.  If any team can manage to lose 3 games in a row and play so badly that they reverse a previous outcome, it's Dallas.  Did I mention they blew a lead in the Finals five years ago?

1 comment:

  1. Funny stuff. Keep it up. Sent you an email this morning from our original contact - hope you got it.