This is one Laker fan who believes that Phil Jackson’s resume is still incomplete. Until PJ beats the C’s in the finals, he’ll remain number two in my book behind Pat Riley as greatest coach to ever helm the Laker ship.
The rivalry between Boston and Los Angeles was re-born in 2008 when the Celtics took the hearts from the Lakers with a 39-point massacre as a punctuation point.
Before that moment, the rivalry had been as dead as Elvis.
Have the Celtic faithful forgotten how bad their team was prior to the arrival of KG and Jesus Shuttlesworth? Has it escaped their memory that they were chanting “MVP” for Kobe during a butt whooping in the Garden?
Apparently they have.
It’s only December and already the Bill Simmons clones are out in full force with rants and raves against anything Laker related.
Meanwhile, Laker fans are more concerned with those sore losers in the French Quarter than we are with some 4-loss team in the Northeast.
We’ll worry about the Celtics when that brutal road trip nears its completion in January of next year.
This season is about hanging another banner no matter who the competition is. Jerry Buss didn’t create the schedule; he just pays his men to play it out.
Clearly, these Celtic fans are green in the face with envy. It just wasn’t enough to enjoy your first title since Ronald Reagan was in office. Now you’re bemoaning the one year you’ve gone without a Larry O’Brien.
As much as I hate the C’s, they enter my Laker consciousness about as often as Mike Smrek does these days.
Keep fighting that good fight, Simmons dittoheads.
Maybe after your aging roster finally comes crashing down with that lone banner they hung in the rafters as consolation. You’ll be able to focus on more pressing issues like chanting “MVP” for Andrew Bynum in the Garden.