Majesty you were gloating after the win versus San Antonio the other night in the "Gameday" forum.
Gotta pick a side here.
Wrong, right, doesn't matter to me, I said what I said at the time because that's what I believed. I'll stand by it every time. I love that so many of you seemingly live to prove others wrong when so few of the posters are brave enough to post a specific number. I hear "we'll make the playoffs", that's it. I gave a number I thought was realistic at that point and I have no problem sticking by it. I was off, fine, glad I was.
I told everyone a thousand times that I would love to be proven wrong in this case. Apparently those side comments go unnoticed or unrecognized in favor of jumping on someone when they offer a prediction. I still stand by the fact that this team is a major disappointment, that fact won't waiver.
Around December I was saying ti would take around 46 wins to make the playoffs, everyone freaked out on me claiming "where do you get that number" and "you don't know what you're talking about". But that goes by the wayside. That's cool with me because honestly I'm secure in the fact that I've watched way too much basketball and far too much of a realist top blindly support a team when they're not giving their all.
These last few games, the team has been giving it all they've got. What I've griped about is where has that been all year? Where has this sense of "we must win at all costs" and going onto the court to do business been? I've said it time and time again - I'm tolerant of losing if losses come at the price of leaving everything on the court every second of every game.
If you think this team has done that this year, then I have no idea who you've been watching.
Right now, the Lakers are still one win away from creeping into the playoffs at the last possible moment. I'm not amazed by this, I'm not excited by this and I'm certainly not going to go back on my opinion of this team as it stands under this terrible, terrible coaching regime.
Being a fan doesn't mean being blinds to reality. It doesn't mean ignoring the facts that go along with a below par team in favor of smiling your way to a lower seed in the playoffs. I've never gone anywhere this season. I've said plenty of things against this team this year because they've been solidly deserved. When they play up to the level they should be at (injuries aside), then I praise them.
But I'm certainly NEVER going to be the type of fan that just turns the other way when something that affects the legacy, present and the future of this franchise is happening.