Letter of Introduction: Luke Walton

NBA.com: Hey, Luke Walton here. I’ll be blogging for NBA.com this season and I’m very excited to share some thoughts and insights with you. I’ll be the first to admit, though, that I’m in unchartered waters here. I’ve never blogged before. So, why am I doing it? I like interacting with you, the fans. I welcome your comments and questions. If we can have conversation going back and forth and you’re interested, then that’s cool. It’s awesome that I get to play basketball and at the same time have people that are that interested in what I’m doing in my everyday life. I figured I would give it a shot and see how it worked out.

The Pain of Losing to the Celtics
Losing to the Celtics in the Finals was one of the hardest things that I’ve had to deal with in my basketball career. There are actually three other painful disappointments that instantly come to mind in addition to that Game 6 loss: Game 7 of the Phoenix series in 2006 when we were up 3-1 and then they won three straight on us; my rookie year when we lost to Detroit in the Finals; and my sophomore year of college when we got cheated by the Duke Blue Devils in the National Championship game.

It’s one of those things that you try to let the emotions pass and go out and enjoy your summer, but it’s such a painful process getting that close and ultimately falling short, especially when you work that hard with a group of guys that you feel is talented enough and that you enjoy spending that much time with.

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Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
  • Mitch Kupchak

    FIRST BITCHEEEEEEEESS

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

    Trade him fast!!!!!

  • Smush Walton

    Luke,
    You should consider taking the year off and working in your restaurant full time. It will be better for your health and for Laker fans.

  • yellowpurplefever

    Easy fellas,
    Luke, get healthy so we can trade you. Its just buzinezz. And don’t forget to take V-lady with you.

  • Big Phil

    PLZ Mitch, trade this BOZO immediately. Fluke, don’t Blog man…ur making us all sick…go work in your restaurant instead

  • JayOne

    you guys suck man!
    you guys arent laker fans..youre supposed to support him..and you guys are all hating, dont you understand that he had injuries..hes important to this team and know the offence better than anyone else we can get him for..respect the man…

  • JB

    he’s going to have plenty of time to blog as the 4th string small forward behind odom, ariza, and vlad.

  • Michael_23

    Luke play well so you can be an asset to trade rumors this season.

  • lakers4realz

    Luke..we support you..you are a laker…today.

    So yes, with that said….we need you to come prepared to do whatever it is to win this year…be it sit and cheerlead..or make a good pass or hit a 3.

    good luck with your recovery.

  • LAKERNATION

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    AMEN dude. I come on here everday, and I always see everyone, I mean everyone just talk hella shit about him. I back his ass up all the time, but I’m falling behind because I see it everyday. It is good to see we have one LAKER fan out there that is not ignorant.

  • LAKERNATION

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    Thank you as well. You are another rare LAKER fan out there that isn’t ignorant. I see literally everyday that 99% of people on here are all bitches when it comes to talking about LUKE WALTON.

  • daboss1849

    Lets see he has a restraunt and now wants to blog. Maybe his time would be better spent learning some basketball skills… This guy couldn’t hit water standing on a boat!!! He must give Pj some good head to be on this team…

  • joseph

    yawn,…

  • joey

    luke looks like a fart trade this idiot stealing money. how can fluke make 6 mil a year doing shit on the bench fuckn bench warmer no wonder he doesnt have a grl hes a bench warmer give him up for free i could careless he is all none athletic he gets beat off the dribble by white jump shooters damn man he doesnt even cheerlead like turiaf on the bench atleast did i swear sun yu would ball luke up