Yeah, New Orleans is starting to agitate me too. Chris Paul is having a heck of a year but given my take on the supporting cast, I just don't get it, man. It's like that guy in high school that had no game and looked as pathetic as my avatar... he just kept pulling chicks despite the expectations of the masses. Houston is one of those teams too.
I am anxious beyond words. I am more concerned with New Orleans losing than the Lakers winning. I am waiting for this warped and contorted version of this PARALLEL universe to vacate my various media sources. It's like a Twilight Zone episode.
C'mon now, reality.
Well, I hope all works out as it should. The Lakers should beat their first round opponent regardless of the team. We should hit full strength in the middle of the first round and make the proper adjustments over the course of the series. And don't forget that as an opponent you gotta face Kobe trying to rip your heart out with a buzzer beater...the game's most fearless closer. Now, teams can't leave our shooters open anymore. This is the first season in awhile (that I've noticed, anyway) in which Kobe is kickin' and shooters are hittin'.
Keep in up, gentlemen.