Originally Posted by SoCalMike
as i said, personally, i cannot stand the off-the-court drama that comes with the Lakers... i'd prefer just to focus on the team and the season rather than this "noise." when TMZ is involved, thats clearly too much for me.
as for LO's a big boy, etc.. (expected response from gts
), that may be true but he is also in a position he's never been in with Khloe, so it may not be as black and white as you might think in terms of how he handles it... even pjax has noted some concern....
regardless, for me its more about the off-the-court "noise" that bugs me as its hard to turn off during a season when everyone's reporting on it. blah!
(i felt the same way during the shaq/kobe fueds, kobe colorado, etc)
he's been in the nba for alot of years now, always a fairly high profile player playing in high profile cities, his personal life has been exposed to us for years through the highs and lows, i don't think this is anything new to him, just a different aspect...
its not like he has suddenly been shoved into the spotlight as some wet behind the ears kid from podunk iowa, he's seen this level of interest before
his problems in college then the drug problems and the death of his grandmother and son i'm sure were much larger distrations for him and harder questions to answer then this yet he has always been able to bring it on the floor.. i'm just glad he's coming into camp with good news this time instead of bad...lol