KBJelleyBean24 wrote:Lol Kobe knows
Seriously though I'm getting tired of the radio on ESPN LA. They keep talking about how we should respect the Clippers and all that because it's a streak or whatever. What they fail to understand is that to Laker fans, winning the most regular season games doesn't impress us. The only reason we care about the regular season is because of post season seeding. Even if we beat the Bull's regular season record, but post in the Finals, it would be a monumental disappointment for us. It's all about the rings in LA, and until the Paperclips win some, they won't get any respect from Laker fans.
Yeah I'm not sure I agree with that at all. I think most Laker fans do want to win the most regular season games. And I think we care about the regular season for more than just seeding. I think we care about having a good seed, we recognize the importance of homecourt throughout (because of our postseason experience), and we also care about how we're playing heading in to the playoffs as well. I know that we would rather be playing well going in as the 3rd seed, than struggling right at the end as the first seed. I'm not sure Clipper fans are much different. I know a number of them that have some concerns about peaking too early and I haven't heard any of them celebrate a championship early. In fact, they are so used to futility, that I think they are holding back a lot more than Lakers fans are.
I think the difference is that with the success this franchise has had, we realize that having the top seed isn't always a requirement for a championship.
But we, Laker fans, aren't so stupid and blind that we wouldn't find a 17-game win streak by any team including ours to be an impressive feat because well, it is an impressive feat considering it has only happened 3 times in NBA history. And we know history!