Regardless of LA winning on a buzzer-beater in Game Six at Oklahoma City to advance to round two of this year’s NBA Playoffs, the Lakers’ end is drawing near.
The Thunder almost rumpled three straight times at the Ford Center with LA in town, but last night’s nail-biter was not-to-be for OKC head coach Scott Brooks and his never give up team.
However, with Kevin Durant and his Thunder teammates nearly pushing Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers to the brink of elimination in the opening round, I highly doubt the reining champs will be winning another title in 2010.
From their arrogant attitudes to their constant complaining to their coach’s possible final stand in LA, the Lakers won’t be taking home a NBA Championship come season’s end.
And LA may be heading home not even representing the Western Conference if Bryant and his cocky counterparts continue playing the way they have been.
Let’s raise a glass to hoping that trend DOES continue; because I’d love nothing more than to see the reining NBA Champs be taken down (and the sooner, the better).
In fact, the joy I’d have as an avid sports fan may be even greater than watching owner Mark Cuban’s face when his Mavericks lost to the Spurs.
Can you imagine what head coach Phil Jackson will say if LA loses before the Finals?
Here’s five reasons why the Lakers won’t be making it back-to-backs in 2010...