The Los Angeles Lakers have resided on most everyone's love-to-hate list for decades. They, along with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and Boston Celtics, are some of the more polarizing teams in sports.
If you're a fan of theirs, you love them; if not, you can't stand them.
The Houston Rockets had the misfortune of playing them after they had started to get things turned around. They were no longer stumbling around under Mike Brown. My fellow Harlan County Kentuckian Bernie Bickerstaff had them playing good basketball as they handed Houston a 119-108 loss.
Seeing that purple and gold just conjures up bad feelings, though, and always will.