care.jpgBeing in Las Vegas, you are capable of running into celebrities, this weekend I ran into Stephen Jackson (Running Back for the St. Louis Rams). That was one of the high points of my weekend, and my “non-sports fan” friend asked me this question.

“Why the hell do you care so much that he is here, why even waste your time he’s just like me and you, he’s just on TV and makes more money.”

So that’s what got me thinking? Why was I excited that I shook his hand? Why did I want to call my fantasy football brothers and say the statement, “You won’t guess who I just saw?”

Stephen Jackson was cool to see but, what if that would have been Kobe Bryant? I think my jaw would have hit the floor and I probably wouldn’t have the right mindset to even mutter a few words.

So that brings up the age-old question asked by man… Why do we care so much?

As Laker nation we check for trade rumors every day, we are avid historians on the day Kobe requested the trade, what radio shows he went on, and what his current stance is now. What if we really do get KG? The diehards will probably jump up and down like we just won the World Series of Poker

But, Why?

The question might be hard to answer, as it was for me. In all reality Kobe is just a 6 foot 7 human being that has a god given talent to play the game of basketball. We are all equal on this earth, so why would we be so stoked and fantasized if he walked by us? Is it the media and how television is looked at as a fantasy? Look at American Idol, more people vote on that show then they do for the presidential election. As a society are we brainwashed to put more emphasis then we really need to. The last time I turned on the news, it was a 30 minute piece about Paris Hilton. Why do people care?

However, don’t think I’m putting Laker fanatics and Paris Hilton fanatics on the same boat, because were not even in the same ocean

I will go as far as to say that we should never be embarrassed or think that we put to much emphasis on the Lakers. As I kind of stuttered and really didn’t know how to answer my friend I thought about it and realized, I care because I CARE!

I have seen Kobe, a grown man, cry when he stated he was innocent on all charges, I still hear Chick Hearn’s voice in my head saying…”This games in the refrigerator…”, I have prayed for Lamar Odom that God helps him in the tragic time when he lost his infant child, I have paid 300 dollars to watch a game, I’ve ran down 5 blocks to get on the fox lot to see Kobe on the best damn sports show, I have argued for hours with Laker haters, watched all 82 games in the season and playoffs.

“I’ve been through the ups and the downs”, yes that is true but that statement doesn’t even really explain why I care so much.

To tell you the truth I really don’t know why I care. Does losing Kobe affect me financially, physically? No! But Kobe Bryant being traded would devastate me emotionally, and the truth is, I really can’t give anybody a one-sentence reason why I care so much. Not even a good enough reason to validate me scheduling a date with a hot girl around the Lakers game.

I don’t have to prove to anybody why I care or why caring helps me in any aspect of my life.

But at the end of the day, I care because… I CARE

As a Laker fan, I may not be able to sum it up in words and break it down psychologically.

But, I Love the Lakers, and what happens to them effects me! If they lose, I lose, if a player suffers, I suffer!

And I’m damn proud of it!

  • Lakernut

    Im a Laker fan for life and sure I want them to win but I for sure don’t waste precious ZzZzZ’s on Kobe or any other Laker Drama, I worry about them when I see a game then I go back to my regular fun life

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    Im the same way man…but being a fan and investing any time is questioned by some. I just wanted to get u guys thinking about it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18

    i feel the same way DBricks…

    …when the Lakers lose i feel like crap the whole day…
    …but when they WIN i feel all happy and positive…its jus a good feeling…

  • Luis P.

    Aree on all threeg

  • http://www.helpkobe.com Fred A.

    I understand what you going through man I am exactly like that as a Lakers Fan. I think the big reason why I care about the Lakers so much, is that I was a big fan of them since I was born. So I feel like the lakers are apart of me and Kobe Bryant is the heart. So I hope and pray everyday that Kobe changes his mind and gives this situation a chance, cause right now there is nothing like the KOBE, but I do not blame him. So KG COME ON !!!!!!!! We are WAITING!!!

  • Fatty

    Why care?

    If your friend ran into Paris Hilton in Vegas and she asked for his phone number, he wouldv’e been stuttering and mumbling while he peed in his pants. And you would’ve turned to him and said, she’s just a girl, like any other human being, why do you care?

    Or if your friend was a girl, and it was Antonio Banderas, and he invited her to a party, and he only has room for one, I’m sure she would say, “Brick, see you later”

    The question shouldn’t be, Why we care? But, what if we don’t care? What if we don’t care if Kobe gets traded or not? What if we don’t care if the Lakers don’t win dozens of more Titles in our lifetime? What if we don’t care if Buss raises the price of tickets? And most importantly, what if we don’t care if we met Stephen Jackson or not?

    Sometimes it’s better not to question, but just enjoy.

  • lakerlover

    i knw wat u mean. i jst startd following bbal afta i heard of kobes 62 pointer against dallas. i dn knw much bot bbal. i liv in n.z they show bot 2 games a week. the very first eva game i saw was the suns vs lakers ovatime game in da playoffs. dat was amazing. i havnt missed a single laker game on tv eva since n i jst love lakers n kobe.

  • lakers

    theres nothing wrong in being a fanatic just like all laker fans are the worlds greatest fans

  • cyrus

    DBricks,

    Great Article and “Why do we care so much” is a valid question. I read an article in NY-Times a while back, I saved it to my computer and it pretty much responds to your query, enjoy:

    “SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY; It Isn’t Just a Game”
    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A05EFDC143FF932A2575BC0A9669C8B63&sec=health&spon=&pagewanted=all

  • http://www.hottopic.com Mr.47

    Another good post by DBricks!

    I always see things like if you were watching your kids playing in a league game. You know that kid of yours and you are hoping that he wins. We hear laker news all the time, we see what they go through (lamar and his kid, kobe and court), we watch all of their games, spend money to watch them win, and we wear the team colors.

    That being said, I believe it has a lot to do with the bond we develop over the years. Basketball was my 2nd fav sport until last year. I was watching the games and I thought, “man, getting to know your guys and watching them execute is just amazing.” I realized that being from LA, this is my team and I’ll be sitting here patiently waiting to root once again. Good post!

  • Why I care

    DBrick, I can relate to everything you said. For those who cant relate to the feeling of being a true Laker fan it is hard for them to understand. The difference between those who care like we do and those who don’t is time and devotion and an emotional attachment. But, there is no way to develop an emotional attachment without putting in the time to follow a team win or loose. It is impossible to develope an emotional attachment for something like a sports team overnight. It takes years to develop that. It is almost as if you become and adopted part of the Buss, family and you feel that you deserve the teams devotion to you as a fan because of all the time, sweat and tears that you have devoted to YOUR team. So, for those who feel that they can’t relate there isn’t any need to try and understand and no need for me to explain.

  • Big D

    Let me see, I’ve met Roger Craig (as a kid), hung out with Jerry Rice at a ritzy Bay Area night club, ate dinner with Danny Glover at an art function in San Francisco, and played craps with Xzibit in Vegas.

    In the end, I have never asked for an autograph because I always feel that, as pointed out, this is just another person. I am somewhat of a celebrity in my field as a writer for a magazine, but I personally don’t feel I am above anyone.

    But was I excited to meet these people? Hell yes!

    When it comes to meeting professional athletes, my take is we idolize them because they can do things that we can’t. As a kid, I spent far too many hours trying to perfect my baby hook after seeing Magic Johnson (a most ironic name if you ask me) do it for the win over the Celtics. (That moment for me was more special than 0.4, but 0.4 is probably second.) And after all my years playing hoops and volleyball, I can jump pretty damn high, but would I ever be able to dunk from the freethrow line? Nope. Not in a million years, even if the basked is adjusted for my shorter height. (I know because I have tried it.)

    Sports (and this blog site) are like drugs: you get great highs now and then, you need several fixes per day, you can’t stop because of the psychological affects it would have, and hitting a low last only as long as your next fix.

    I come here because I simply must know what is happening throughout the day. I have never felt the need to do this in the past, but it was that statement after we failed this year of “Do something and do it NOW!” that had me looking for this type of site. If Kobe had not said that, I think I would have a better tan right now.

    Now if y’all will excuse me, I need another fix!

  • Ryanfuu09

    Yet again! You hit it on the spot dbricks!! All true Laker fans feel this way!!!

  • twospotz

    on the same page

  • twospotz

    if i wouldn`t care, i wouldn`t check this page at 3am in the morning (belguim time) to check if anything has happened. I woudn`t stay up all night to see the lakers play, then go to work without even 1 hour of sleep. Even when i get realy sleepy sometimes i never fall a sleep during a game, cuz in the off season everybody talks alot, but when they are on the court, my heart is at the same page as all u laker fans out here, same page s kobe, phil, lamar, ronnie… We all want to win. Even in the off -seson we want the lakers to win, and beat all those teams who want kg

    Laker-fans are the thruest fans in the world. i mean it, there are maybe alot of yankee fans in NY or alot of piston fans in detroit.
    Lakerfans are all over the world, yeh even in belguim. living the moment.
    we got purple and gold blood running trough our veigns

    (sorry if i made errors, i speak dutch and french)

  • kisofdeath

    [quote comment="6433"]Yet again! You hit it on the spot dbricks!! All true Laker fans feel this way!!![/quote]

    not only laker fans but true sports fans…and when people know your a fan its really hard to show your face after a tough loss…after that horrid game 7 last year losing 3 in a row to lose the series i just felt like shit. that whole week after basically was torment from everyone even non-sports fans “what happen? ahha” “kobe who?” “lakers suck” “how did they lose that, up 3-1?” “shows how much the lakers suck” …aside from the nba im an avid nfl fan and fan of the steelers. when they won that superbowl i was the only person walkin around campus with a steelers jersey on it felt so good, i would look at someone (another sports fan) and just smile and they would say “i know i know you dont have to rub it in”…and this may be a sin but during football season since games are on at 10 am here in the west i never go to church and i’ve been known to sometimes work my schedule around games

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    Kobe made me a laker fan . so i do care if he leaves and if he gets traded the management will just look even dumber

  • http://www.myspace.com/ericthaimyshoe Eric Thai

    Why do we care so much?

    Simple. We are fans that look up to these people with gifted talents. We idolize them for what they do. The amazing skill that they have that we wish we could have.

  • LaKeRkB

    wow that pretty much sums up how i feel.

  • AP43real

    [quote comment="6436"][quote comment="6433"]Yet again! You hit it on the spot dbricks!! All true Laker fans feel this way!!![/quote]

    not only laker fans but true sports fans…and when people know your a fan its really hard to show your face after a tough loss…after that horrid game 7 last year losing 3 in a row to lose the series i just felt like shit. that whole week after basically was torment from everyone even non-sports fans “what happen? ahha” “kobe who?” “lakers suck” “how did they lose that, up 3-1?” “shows how much the lakers suck” …aside from the nba im an avid nfl fan and fan of the steelers. when they won that superbowl i was the only person walkin around campus with a steelers jersey on it felt so good, i would look at someone (another sports fan) and just smile and they would say “i know i know you dont have to rub it in”…and this may be a sin but during football season since games are on at 10 am here in the west i never go to church and i’ve been known to sometimes work my schedule around games[/quote]

    You and I have something in common, I’m from Michigan and I am also a die hard steeler fan. Steelers and Kobe(lakers) thats all i root for. 24/7

  • as1084

    The one word that explains why I care so much: PRIDE
    I take pride in the team that represents my city.

  • KOBE

    dude grow up and get a life!!!

  • http://www.helpkobe.com Fred A.

    I know when the lakers lose, I lose.
    But when the lakers win, I win.

  • http://www.helpkobe.com Fred A.

    Being a Lakers Fan is is hard work, but I love it, because Lakers have PRIDE!!!!!!

  • Fatty

    OK, If Big D can do it, so can I.

    At a company dinner function a few years ago. My wife and me arrived late and sat by ourselves in the back. Shortly after sitting a gentlemen sat down to eat with us. He looked familiar. We talked for an hour or so, he said he was from Pittsburgh and worked for the company. A very nice and cordial person. After dinner, a friend who used to ball at USC came up to us and said hi Lynn. We had dinner with Lynn Swan, and I didn’t even know it. Our company had just hired him as a spokesman and he was visiting. Now all of a sudden, I became very nervous. He mislead us about his name just so he could have a normal evening with someone.

    He said goodbye and started to leave and I told him no way. I’ve got questions for you about some football. It was the least he could do after the stunt he pulled. He sat back down and we talked for about 45 minutes. Kisofdeath, ap43real, we talked about specific plays in the Superbowl, about his USC days, about a High School player that went to USC from my area and why he didn’t become a star.

    If that was a Laker, that seen would’ve never happened. I would have recognized the Laker from the start. I would’ve made a total fool of myself. And the Laker player would have politely excused himself right away to get away from this obnoxious wierdo.

    I am a USC Fan. But I also am an obnoxious, overbearing, defender of my favorite team, the Lakers. My wife and daughter know to keep there distance from me if the Lakers lose. My dog hides.nk When I heard Jerry West had gotten in his car and driven around town because he couldn’t watch the game, I felt for him, because I’ve done the same thing.
    When we finally beat the Celtics, at Boston, we put on music and danced for two hours. When Magic announced he was HIV positive, we, my family met at a pizza joint that evening to talk about it. When Chick passed on well….you get the point.

    Like I said earlier. I don’t ask questions, I just enjoy.

    PS. Twospotz, glad your aboard. Belgium is a lovely country. Holidayed there once and had the best meal I’ve ever had in my life at a small restaurant in Zee-Brugge. Moule et Frites coupled with several fine Belguim beers.

  • Cyrus

    Attention My Fellow Bloggers and Lakers Fans,

    It’s Time for Action.

    Enough is enough, I am tired of this wait and see, I am tired of riding this emotional roller coaster, YES today, NO tomorrow and Yes-No-Maybe the day after tomorrow. I am tired of digging for news and rumors in all existing websites and publications several times each day. I am tired of clinging to any whisper of rumors. I am tired of letting Ric Bucher and his likes to use my affections for my beloved Lakers to get ratings. And yes, I am so tired that I am close to giving up.

    If you feel the same way I do, let us take action. Yes, we can do something, we can make a difference. Kobe put his career in danger to get the message across. Some fans went to Las Vegas Lakers’ Summer League and gave the massage to Mitch Kupchak and Jimmy Buss in person, risking getting thrown out of the facilities. Now, it is our turn to take the matter in our own hands. What can we do?

    The simplest way would be to bombard Lakers’ front office with our emails. Remember, few weeks ago as Kobe asked for a trade, the front office received over 500 emails with majority of the senders asking NOT to trade Kobe; it was all over the news including LA-Times.

    The only email address I have is: feedback@la-lakers.com
    If you know of a different address, please share it with us. I am sure they have all kind of email addresses and maybe some of you know addresses that are not published.

    Please be smart and refrain from using profanity, they will not read it. You must use a clean, clear and professional language in a brief message.

    If you can think of other actions we can take, please share your ideas.

  • Ryanfuu09

    Thanks Cyrus!! I will send them an email!! Good lookin!

  • the true laker fan

    ya Cryus i agree with u us fans need to step up

  • Luis P.

    i mean agree on all three

  • Fatty

    cyrus
    Send an email

    That feels better already. I wasn’t too mean to Mitch. I did ask him at the end if he would reveal who the leaker was. I did this once before on a message to Luke and got a nasty reply. This one not so sure, But I hope they get the feeling thats going on.

  • mj2kb

    guys vote on kobe now. theres not much time left on whos now.

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    dude kobe won 5 hours ago…………..

    and yeah its hard to sleep at night when the lakers lose :(

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    Thanks Cyrus for the support and also the option to have us e-mail. I think what we all need to be thankful for as well is… We CAN get excited about the Lakers. We can be excited for the game to come on, we “Cant wait” till nxt season. Most people dont have too many hobbies or things that excite them or make them happy. Im just glad I have things such as Lakers, Chargers, Playin Ball, hangin out with friends, writin articles…Most people have to get drunk to validate or just have a good time! I just think its cool that we can have a totally satsified great time just watching our Lakers play.

  • Cyrus

    Fatty,

    Thanks for sending email to FO, I have done it several times, attention Dr.Buss, Mitch and some other brass. I even asked Mitch to resign a while back, but never got any response.

    By the way, have you been checking the our “previous” blog lately?

  • dakobestopper

    why do we care so much? because we can. get garnett. let’s bring the hardware back to LA. I am tired of no Lakers in late May early June. C’mon.

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    can you guys find a new article please. I’m already sick of this one, please find something new.

  • Faith

    Thank you for those words (DBricks?)I feel exactly the same way. I care because…I care. I love this team not because it puts food on my table (I wish), not because it makes me feel good (only sometimes and usually that involves Kobe scoring 50, lately)…but because they’ve captured our hearts. While we mustn’t ever forget that this is just a game…we invest in it, we are emotionally connected to it, and we’re part of history…and we care.

  • Fatty

    Cyrus, copy of my note. A different one everyday, until Lakers come through.
    No going back for me, not even looking. I figure my scout Faith will let me know when the LATimes Blog becomes a place for Laker fans again. They should call it the LATimes Laker Hater blog. We shouldn’t be surprized, the Times hates Kobe and the Lakers, and AK/BK is just following the lead of the editors. Amazing when you think about it. Our hometown team is hated by the hometown paper.
    Be thankful we have GETGARNETT.COM to talk Lakers. We have many opinions here, but everyone is a Laker fan.

    To: Let’s make a deal Mitch.

    Mitch

    Sitting next to the hecklers at Sundays game, I didn’t want to embarrass myself yelling at you. But I do share some of the same sentiment as they do. We got to make a trade, sign an FA and do something.

    Jim Buss was there as well. I thought for a moment he would join the hecklers, seeing as he started waving at them.

    Critt was a great pick. Good first step. Now let’s start walking. Don’t mess around. No more promises. Get the job done. Let’s get those happy times rolling again.

    PS. About that leaker. Could you leak to me who did it? jk

  • PINOY OGAG

    Me as a person like many of us really wants entertainment, because that is a way 2 makes us happy to 4get things that makes us depressed at times. So i thanked God that He created Kobe Bryant as instrument to make us happy all d time.

  • Mark

    how much did kobe win by on whos now

  • Cyrus

    Fatty,

    Thanks for the copy of your letter. Here is my letter dated June 26,

    Dear Mr. Kupchak,

    Getting Garnett is the silver bullet, your last bullet, which could pull our beloved Lakers out the misery and at the same time erase many unfortunate blunders from your record. But it looks like you’re failing AGAIN and as the result; the once glamorous sports franchise is falling deeper into the abyss.

    Sir, please have the decency and RESIGN. You are not made for this job. You may very well be a wonderful person and a caring family man. But certainly and obviously you aren’t the right man for the job. YOU ARE NOT JERRY WEST. Accept the fact and live with it. It doesn’t make you a lesser person.

    I agree; you were at the Lakers’ management post to “witness” the last 2 NBA titles. But that was not your accomplishment. It was Jerry West who built the elite team and left for you to disassemble and destroy piece by piece.

    Today, you have an undesirable collection of mediocre players supporting a disgruntled superstar on his way out. Nobody will give you anything decent in return. Lakers are doomed, you’re doomed and we, the fans, are doomed.

    You missed many opportunity to land great players but you passed and puzzled all experts with your missteps. Regrettably, you have failed and it seems failure is becoming a habit of yours.

    Sir, please have the decency and RESIGN, it’s time to just let go. Just let go, you feel much better about yourself and again; it doesn’t make you a lesser person.

    Thank you

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    Ahh come on Ed…haha..I only can write so fast.,,everything posted by me on this site is written by me personally. I don’t post any news or articles from other sites, I leave that to my main man..The Nugget

  • Cyrus

    Fatty,

    Regarding LA-Times Blog: I have been looking but I haven’t been posting since you left. My interest in that blog is fading as time passes by, and like you said; we are among fans here and I absolutely don’t mind other opinions as long as they don’t get personal.lol

  • dub-quad

    WHY DO I CARE? CUZ I GREW UP PLAYING BALL IN THE STREETS, WATCHING MAGIC WIN RINGS AND MVPS AND THEN GET HIV, WATCHING SHAQ COME AND GO WITH 3 RINGS, WATCHING KOBE BREAK RECORDS AND SCORE 81 POINTS IN ONE F’N GAME…THATS WHY I CARE…CUZ I LOVE THE GAME, CUZ I LOVE LA, CUZ I BLEED PURPLE AND GOLD…AND CUZ I SLAP THE SHIT OUT OF ANY LAKER HATER…THATS WHY I CARE

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    Yo Nugget post a new article please. I don’t want to go to sleep yet. I want to see one more new article before I go to sleep in the next 40 minutes. Please don’t let me down Nugget, I’m counting on you.

  • Fatty

    KG to LA [Trade-O-Meter] for Monday Evening

    After reading the two articles on Mcant and GS “still in it” has decided they are bogus. Bucher has been determined to be a pathalogical liar. The machine is showing a strong percentage of [95%]

    Mitch’s phone conversations were inconclusive. He could’ve been talking to his bookie or making dinner resevations at the capitol grille.

  • Faith

    Think Mitch has enough time to gamble? There’s a guy that looks like he spends all day trying to unstress his muscles lol.

  • Fatty

    Cyrus

    I’ll keep my letter pretty simple each day and try to get someone’s attention. The key for me is each day. Dripping water can wear away the hardest of stones over time. Persistant emails may have an affect as well. Lots of emails could become a flood. A flood that can wash away old ideas of we are OK, we don’t really need to make changes.

    If Kobe goes, then my Mitch must go demand will follow.

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    You failed me Nugget. Goodnight.

  • TheMagicMan32

    [quote comment="6422"]Im the same way man…but being a fan and investing any time is questioned by some. I just wanted to get u guys thinking about it.[/quote]

    Amen brother. amen. PRIDE = Laker Love

  • lakers4life

    if we trade or if kobe opts out, do u guys think we should start rebuilding, just like portland they are gonna be a great team in 3-4 years, but its hard to imgaine us out of the playoffs, weve been out of the playoffs what 2 times in 26-28 years?

  • Big D

    Some digging on Lakers info returned the following:

    The main web address for the lakers is indeed la-lakers.com, so if they conform to any sort of “normal” email addresses (which I doubt), you can expect Kupchak’s email to be one of
    mkupchak@la-lakers.com, kupchak@la-lakers.com, etc.

    Note that mkupchak@la-lakers.com did result in one Google hit, but I again doubt it would be that obvious. Keep trying until you don’t receive a bounce message and let us know.

    The only official email address on the website was mentioned earlier (feedback@la-lakers.com). However, I did locate a possible nugget: matt@raibledesigns.com. Seems Matt was responsible for some of the work on my.lakers.com and so MAYBE he could be persuaded to give up a contact email. (Tell him how much you love the site and ask for a reference?)

    The only other email address I found was by looking website information on la-lakers.com. There is a person by the name of Ty Amanda (or Amanda Ty?):
    tyamanda@la-lakers.com
    1 310 426 6000
    555 N Nash St
    El Segundo CA 90245 US

    Lastly, a bit of advice if you should decide to email (as will I tomorrow): First off, if you do address it to someone, assume they will have a secretary that will read it and likely discard it. If it is sent to feedback, I bet it is screened for legit feedback and most other emails are trashed, so you best bet is to find an actual email address.

    Be polite as possible, use proper spelling, grammar, etc. Sorry but letters calling for retirement (or worse) are going to get trashed. Your best bet is to write in as a concerned season ticket holder and be constructive in the email.

    Remember, you must put yourself in the secretary’s shoes: what might qualify as something they should consider passing on for their boss to read? Then put yourself in the intended target’s shoes. You probably have 10 seconds to make your point, so get to the point as soon as possible.

    Personally, I feel a site like this one will have the biggest bang for the buck, but email is worth a shot if enough people get through to the right person.

    Gotta hit the hay now…

  • http://getgarnett.com sugar

    man i fell the love of laker family we are laker nation there isnt nothing like it!!

  • LT4Pre$

    ey this was a great article. I share the same sentiment. Keep up the good work.

  • Marco

    We care because these aren’t normal people, these are people that are special and have an aura about them, thats like asking, what makes anything special? what makes any woman different from your mother? their just special. Just like if I met Stephen Jackson i wouldnt really be excited cause i dont have that emotional attachment.

  • Do

    that is so true! i thought i was the only one scheduling around a laker game or rescheduling a date cuz i forgot about the game, You can’t help but to be a Laker fa…… lets be honest i’d cry over a Laker game wayyy before i cry over a girl lol

  • kb24mvp

    lol im kinda the same way.great article, comes straight from the heart,im with youn my friend!

  • lakersloveitorleaveit

    ANYONE WHO WANTS TO SEE KOBE BRYANT IN PERSON (INCLUDING THIS AUTHOR)

    UC IRVINE, 6 AM MOST WEEKDAYS… I WORK OUT IN THE MORNINGS AND HE’S FIVE FEET AWAY FROM ME.

    P.S. HE LOVES THE ATTENTION… ESPECIALLY FROM THE FEMALES- SO BRING YOUR GIRLFRIENDS

  • teddyp

    [quote comment="6426"]Why care?

    If your friend ran into Paris Hilton in Vegas and she asked for his phone number, he wouldv’e been stuttering and mumbling while he peed in his pants. And you would’ve turned to him and said, she’s just a girl, like any other human being, why do you care?

    Or if your friend was a girl, and it was Antonio Banderas, and he invited her to a party, and he only has room for one, I’m sure she would say, “Brick, see you later”

    The question shouldn’t be, Why we care? But, what if we don’t care? What if we don’t care if Kobe gets traded or not? What if we don’t care if the Lakers don’t win dozens of more Titles in our lifetime? What if we don’t care if Buss raises the price of tickets? And most importantly, what if we don’t care if we met Stephen Jackson or not?

    Sometimes it’s better not to question, but just enjoy.[/quote]

    This was the dumbest this quote ever. You missed the whole concept of the article posted above. We as long laker historians care so much because we were breed to be lakers fans. I am apart of the younger generation but I clearly remember my parents screaming in the living room for Magic Johnson’s showtime. Ask a New York Yankee fan why he cares so much and I bet they will knock your head off.