Re: Sports gods hate lakers fans.
I did say (to god? myself? my friends? my family?) after we 3-peated during the Kobe/Shaq years that I would never again complain about not having been blessed with great luck as a Lakers fan. Not only did my two favorite players (KB and the diesel) win 3 titles, but they did it just as I became old enough to truly understand, love, and follow basketball. They did it in entertaining ways, with last minute comebacks, last second shots, emerging superstars, amazing role-players. All that came following the heart-breaking defeats year after year to the Jazz and others, a long period of mediocrity, and turbulence. It was sweeter than I could have ever imagined.
I won't get down on this recent string of bad luck. Sure it would be nice to win it all every year, but its also nice to remind yourself that you as a Laker fan have lived through more titles than most teams have in their history. God certainly does not hate the Lakers, he just wants us to enjoy the victories even more later, by going through a bit of pain now!