Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Lake Show Does It Again

Hey, look at that, Kobe finally won a title without Shaq. While I'm a huge fan of the Big Shaqtus, I was rooting for Kobe to get the Shaq monkey off his shoulders. Granted, he had Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol, Trevor Ariza, and many others (including my first favorite Fisher, Derek), but this has always been Kobe's team. Call me bandwagon or whatever you want to call it, but I've always been a "Lakers Guy", and I was happy to see them win tonight ("Lakers Guy" is a term not to be confused with "Lakers Fan", by the way). I am, however, a big Kobe fan.

This victory of theirs, their 15th NBA Championship, and Phil Jackson's incredible 10th title, brings to mind a post that was written on this website well over a year ago. Bear made his first contribution to this site by posting "Off Topic: Why the Gasol Trade is Not a Guaranteed Winner", and it's worth a look back if you're bored. This article holds a special place in my heart because after Bear wrote it, I posted it on Lakers message boards to bring in some traffic, and boy did those people go off on him. Anyways, it's a little Bucky Channel nostalgia for you.

On while we're on the topic of finals winners, congrats to the Pittsburgh Penguins as well, in what was actually a terrific Stanley Cup finals.


Bear said...

haha wow did Laker fans rip me... but I was totally right last year.

And for the everything to work this year Odom had to come off the bench with Ariza starting.

Makes sense. Plus Kobe and Pau play very well together, something I didn't think would happen.

I'll give myself a C, for being semi-right and not just nut hugging LA and offering another the other side of the coin.

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