Championship or bust for Lakers

The Press Enterprise: You’ve probably heard of activists boycotting coffeehouse chains, unscrupulous clothing manufacturers or dolphin-imperiling tuna companies? Well, Sasha Vujacic is launching a slightly more frivolous campaign.

Until the Lakers avenge their loss to the hated Boston Celtics in last summer’s NBA Finals, the fashion-conscious guard has vowed to abstain from wearing anything green. No camouflage shorts. No lime hairbands. Not even a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” T-shirt on St. Patrick’s Day.

“Everyone has their own thing, and that’s my thing,” Vujacic said. “I’ve decided not to wear green again until we beat them in the Finals.”

Vujacic’s pledge reflects the banner-or-bust mentality the Lakers have adopted as they prepare for their first meaningful game since last year’s return to glory flamed out in Game 6 of the Finals.

Not only would the Lakers view this season as a failure if they don’t win a championship, but they also would feel a twinge of disappointment if their title run didn’t culminate in a rematch with the team that vanquished them a year ago.

“Of course we want Boston,” Kobe Bryant said. “When a guy you’re fighting at lunchtime knocks you out, I’m coming back the next day. I’m coming back the next day and I don’t want the little 4-foot guy. I want the big football player.”

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  • Kb_24mvp

    I FEEL U SASHA!!! I AINT WEARING NOTHIN GREEN EITHER UNTIL WE WHOOP THE CELTICS A**… I HAVE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR THIS SEASON TO START, ALMOST HERE!!!

  • Kb_24mvp

    I ALSO JUST GOT MY VITTIZ!!! IT IS LOOKIN FLY LOL…

  • DCLAKER

    REVENGE…and this is how it will be,

  • erwin24

    guys watch its shows boston getting away with hand checking and illegal screens.

  • BruinLaker

    lol I haven’t worn green since before the finals, nor do I plan to anytime soon

  • JSK4LIFE

    NO OFFENSE but STOP BLAMING THE REFFS the boston celtics beat us fair and square but……….. THIS YEAR WE WILL RAPE THEM SO HARD THAT PAUL PERICE AND KEVING GARNETT WILL WISH THEY WERE BACK IN AFRICA

  • lakerschamps09

    whoaa they aint beat us fair and square!! yes they beat us give em credit…. but they need the refs help and EVERYBODY knows that……..i remember chris manning saying lol if i remember correctly
    we didnt lose b/c of refs, but the celtics sure couldnt win without em!!! thats true.. but its over and done with… new season baby….

  • RAZOR RAMON

    HAHAHAHA…… send pierce and garnett to AFRICA!!! HAHAHAHAHA

  • vida8

    PLAY TOUGH AND DONT GIVE Up. and Ya more defense…gosh when are they going to get it ?????????

  • Jack Nicholson

    and i vow not to be AWESOME until we beat the celtics.