And lets not forget all the forum goers(yes I still remember you ALL) that were talking about how the Lakers should tank the season, those that said the front office doesn't care, those that said they were ashamed of the team, some even saying they were ashamed to be Lakers fans this years.
Very few thought the team would turn it around and those of us that said they would were laughed at or poked fun at.
Fast forward 2 months and now everyones "faith" is restored. Which is easily destroyed after one loss as it was gained over 2 months of winning.
Yet some are gonna actually bash Magic?
This team hasnt turned anything around, they were put together to win a ring, which even the most myopic of fans cant really envision. Turning it around isn't barely being above .500. I've maintained my position from 1 month in, to when they were way below .500, same as it is today. They will make the playoffs regardless of seeding and get demolished in 4 or 5 games barring any freak injuries to the opposing team.