Laker Nation, this is going to hurt us more than it hurts you. But you asked for it by bombarding our comments guaranteeing championships and getting massively butthurt if anyone disagreed. We here at TSS aren’t right often, but we were lukewarm on the Lakers’ season from the beginning and got called all sorts of p*ssy ass b*tches for it. So let’s get on with it.
The Lakers wet the bed this year. Were they decimated by injuries? Of course they were. We all recognize that and no one’s going to sit here and deny anything of the sort. But if we’re recognizing that, there’s also the nugget the “unfuckwitable” starting five of Kobe, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard never won a game together when they all started. They were 0-7 and looked about as comfortable playing with one another as Doug Gottlieb did after his race joke went wrong.
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And seriously, whose fault is it they A) signed a 39-year-old banged up point guard, B) basically had that same point guard play off-the-ball all season when he’s proven to be one of the finest offensive, team-minded floor generals in NBA history, C) played Kobe 52 minutes a night and D) hired a coach who’s just as notorious for running with short benches than his lack of focus on defense? This, Laker Nation (not every Lakers fan is annoying believe it or not), is what the rest of us championship-less bastards call “humble pie.”
We’re all family here at TSS. And at TSS, we hold each other accountable. We damn near drove Tins to the brink of depression after the 2011 Finals and look at the guy now. So in that regard, we’ve found a healthy chunk of the most hilarious Laker-related comments since last summer that you’re going to have to own up to now that they’ve been swept in the first round. Because, really, you didn’t see it coming.
Stop taking yourself too seriously and laugh along with us. And remember, you guys did this to yourself.