KB8 Blog: Some Random ThoughtsWritten on 4/6/2008
It's been a while since I've contributed to the best blog in modern existence. Do I have a reason for the lapse? Not really. But I felt that after a long absence that it was time to drop the voice of reason upon all of you. I cannot deprive you any longer.
The season is almost over, and right now, the Lakers look like they are the Pacific champions. During the summer, virtually everyone would have laughed at this occuring knowing the circumstances. Kobe demanded out, Lamar was the player that could never get it going, and Luke Walton got a huge contract extention. I want everyone right now to breathe out with a giant sigh of relief and realize one thing; our favorite team is once again relevant. Is a championship the next goal? I think so. Phoenix mortgaged the future on a single move, and while it's looking good right now, the Pacific division looks to be ours for the next five years.
With that said...
Can we give Mitch a ton of credit? I've seen an incredible amount of bashing going his way when we were mediocre, and now that we're great, I see none of the opposite. He didn't react in haste during the Kobe fiasco, he made the simple yet effective Ariza trade, and he stole Gasol in a fashion that I've never seen before. If there was ever a time to give props to Mitch, it's right now. He is the GM of the year. Yes, read that again. Who would have ever thought? The Logo leaves his mark again.
Everyone with a calender needs to get a marker and circle a week from today. If reports are right, that is the day we will have our golden child back from injury. Ironically, this is happening during the most important game of the season. That game, which is against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, could very well determine who gets the two seed. Can he come back in fashion and help us clinch the best seed since Shaq held down his position? Stay tuned.
In fact, stay tuned on the rest of this season. No one knows what will happen, and honestly, isn't that the most exciting?