After this rough, rough season, this is the biggest compliment the Lakers can receive.

ESPN: The ones that say, ‘We don’t care who we play,’ they’re full of baloney,” Popovich said. “We’re all trying to hide from the Lakers in the first round and that’s the truth. Really, it’s like, ‘Who do you want to play in the first round?,’” Popovich continued before sarcastically answering his question. “Oh, the Lakers! We’ll play the Lakers!”

  • airkobe

    I don't call it coward but wise, he knows the lakers and he respect the lakers. he knows that their still not in good shape with parker out.so as the lakers have to avoid the likes of spurs to have a run a shaped up during play-off. do we fans want to face the spurs on the first round? if I where buss I said no, because the way lakers are playing this season. I rather take portland to start the play-off and shaped up and get prepared to second round..but I still fear the rose garden…

    • Green Flannel

      we all are afraid of the rose garden.

  • Day