Los Angeles Lakers: Are They the Worst Championship Defending Team Ever?

Buckus ToothnailContributor IIIMay 7, 2011

DALLAS, TX - MAY 06:  Guard Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during a 98-92 loss against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2011 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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As a lifelong Laker fan and season ticket holder, I'm disgusted.

The Lakers this season truly DO NOT care.

They don't care about us fans.

They don't care about Laker pride.

They don't care about the pride of a city that loves them.

All the Lakers care about these days is driving home in their Bentleys, diving into their Olympic-size swimming pools, and getting into bed with trashy wannabe-porn stars like Khloe Kardashian.

The Lakers have gone from two-time defending NBA Champions to the verge of being humiliated, beaten up, and swept out of the NBA Playoffs.

Though this isn't surprising, given that I had predicted such a fate throughout the season, I never expected the Lakers to lose and be comfortable with it.

No, I knew the Lakers were no longer talented enough or had enough heart to beat TRUE elite teams like the Miami Heat.  But I never would have guessed they were THIS bad.

Perhaps the Lakers have been spoiled.  Spoiled by ignorant, raving, freeloading, bandwagon front-running fans that don't know anything about the sport. 

It's these "fans" that have destroyed Lakerdom, not making the team take accountability in their failings, always making excuses for poor play, and making ridiculous claims like "Kobe is one of the top 10 players in NBA history!" that kill the competitive nature of our team.

It's not surprising these "fans" never felt robbed when the Lakers put in a half-arsed effort throughout the regular season.  They are NOT the ones supporting the team truly by paying for season tickets, going to the games, putting real MONEY where the mouth is. 

These "fans" just watch highlights on the Internet, buy maybe a bumper sticker which constitutes their entire contribution to the team for the whole season, and are only a "fan" after the Lakers win.

But at the heart of the matter is the Lakers' complacency. 

Despite never destined to win the Finals again, this being the year of the Miami Heat, they never had the heart of the Heat either.  LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have proven to be 10 times that competitor that Kobe Bryant is.  Don't even talk about Pau Gasol. To even put him and Chris Bosh in the same sentence is an assault to basketball knowledge and IQ.

Yes, the Lakers are now a joke.  They have been all season with their horrible play, despite the frankly dumb excuses made throughout the season for them by the fake front-running bandwagon fans that have ruined the franchise, but now it's official. 

Here's another prediction, in which I have been 100 percent right all season: Game 4 will be a BLOWOUT.  No, not by the Lakers, of course, only these ignorant, front-running "Faker" fans would think that.  No, the despised Dallas Mavericks will destroy and humiliate the Lakers further not only with a sweep, but a CONVINCING one.

Bye bye Lakerdom.  You've been ruined by these bandwagoners who have destroyed the franchise. 

The good news is all of them will be officially EX-Laker fans on Sunday and hopefully the franchise can rebuild to its past greatness with TRUE fans supporting it, though once the team has reclaimed it's glory, maybe in 15 years, to win another championship, expect these bloodsucking front-running "Faker" fans to return in droves.