L.A. Times: We ♥ the Celtics? Lakers fans ♥ the Celtics?
The team the Lakers and their fans used to love to hate, the one they yearn to see in June, to obliterate the memory of last spring — not to mention other springs — is back.
Wild as it might be, that makes the Celtics local darlings between now and then.
“The great dichotomy!” says radio host Vic “the Brick” Jacobs. “The ambivalence wracks my soul. The ultimate humiliation of Game 6, the 39-point massacre by the Celtics, must be avenged. There must be a physical catharsis, an emotional catharsis.”
(For Vic’s KLAC teammates, whose names I can’t divulge, but whose initials are PP and MMS, I keep going to him because he’s the beating heart of Lakerdom, or its most crazed recognizable figure, edging Mychal Thompson, who still dresses like a normal person.)
You’ve heard of Jews for Jesus? This is Lakers Fans for Celtics.
Of course, Our Guys in Green are just here to play the Clippers, but these are perilous times with Kevin Garnett out, in their race with younger, bigger, deeper Cleveland.