Nothing ever seemed right this past season, Phil seemed to be lackadaisical at times, later to known due to his health, Shaq didnt get it going because of his toe, then got into shap slower than usaul, Rick Fox got into the "fight". Chick Hearns passing.(god Bless him). Lack of interest in ballgames, losing to cleveland for an example. Our defense was never on the same page with the exception of a handful of times, way too many turnovers. Walker,george getting hurt right as Shaq and fox got back into it, so they didnt have a full bench for half the season,Phils Heart condition,Phils Stones( ehehe) Shaqs Knee,Kobe's inujries but as a tough warrior played through it. and big shotRob shooting so horrible iin the playoffs.
Please dont mistake this for whining, I am simply saying it jsut wasnt right, and I knew the Lakers were not going to win the game 6 against SA after Robs magic ran out on the 3 pointer.
Every cloud has a silver lining, I dont know what te future holds, but maybe this helps Shaqs Health long term by him realizing he needs to lose weight, Maybe it helps Phils health to take better care of himself and excercise more, he said he was going to rededicate himself to feel better.
And maybe that the hurt put more love of the game into the hearts that are wearing purple and gold, and also to the fans to realize what we have and respect it, So please fans put down the cell phones for 48 minutes of the game and where your purple and gold proud..Im out