It must be like this for the rest of the world to take root against the Golden State Warriors. This year, it’s about blowing up the Lakers; If anything is possible. Frank Vogel, the coach; Who the hell was he before descending into the LA Pool to sit idly by as LeBron James and his pals won another title for “Too Rich and Famous?” And it’s not just Lebron. Finally, the 6’10 ”Anthony Davis gets his due; he will be proclaimed MVP or current GOAT. LeBron passes the torch!
What’s amazing is that Davis, in his post-game interview last night, received a friendly blow from
Alex Caruso; then called Caruso the most rambling guy on the team and the GOAT. Of course, GOAT (the greatest of all time) is quickly becoming the term most used in sports.
So, are the Lakers up for grabs? Let’s find out about this “sudden” anti-climactic result, expected on October 12 at the magnificent Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Adam Silver is the best director / CEO these days. He opened up the power base; expanding decision makers to: LeBron, Chris Paul, Michele A. Roberts (executive director of the NBA Players Association) and possibly Obama, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Silver’s legal counsel. Wise to be so expensive at this time of $ 30 million a year for ball players. It really looks like this.
It was a viable and wacky solution where 22 teams entered in July as a precarious experience. These are the players, staff, coaches, coaches, etc. which had to be constantly tested for viruses and subjected to the strictest rules. Only Lou Williams, who was caught on a strip show in Atlanta, and a few other aberrant cases were reprimanded for poor judgment. Their punishment was a 10-day quarantine. A player has invited an unauthorized guest to his suite and oops; She was a spy-Come find out she was employed by the NBA’s Covid Watchdog division. They were tight!
It ends as: A. An example of how to handle the pandemic, B. For the winner of the NBA title, it will be hailed as a badge of honor, rather than a quirky, half-strangled championship. The players were able to stage a passionate boycott of the BLM for 3 days that captured the nation’s attention, D. The players had the most cushy of accommodations (the top 4 ranked teams were assigned to the Grand Destino tower); E. Each team hired their favorite restaurant service and chefs and restaurants were open 24/7 F. Teams that lost in the playoffs were sent to pack their bags as the population grew. was decreasing, G. Every team that progressed further in the league championships and beyond was able to bring more family, friends,. H. We will come to find after all has been said and done, that the experience was exhilarating, liberating, and much like the old-fashioned AAU children’s basketball tournaments for elite players.
And back to the Lakers. All they’ve won in the past 40 years is 16 NBA championships with 32 division titles; Of course, the Boston Celtics still hold the advantage with 17 NBA championships with 31 division titles. The Warriors are on the list, but barely: 6 NBA championships and 12 division titles.
What to hate in Los Angeles? Do you like any of the LA teams? Dodgers, Kings, Chargers, Rams? If you are a Bay Area fanatic; the smell of Laker’s gold and purple is horrible. Dodger Blue is equally obnoxious, and rams always turn into lambs.
So, warm up the TV; the programs are coming. All we had besides the NBA this weekend was A’s and Giants baseball, US Open golf, 49ers football, Vegas Raiders, Stanley Cup final in ice hockey and the French Open tennis tournament. Life is (above all) beautiful!