How could the Lakers, try and conquer the inevitable? Their defeat was gonna come sooner or later, and it came then. Kobe now has to have surgury on his shoulder, and imagine if the Lakers were still in this run, what toll it would have had on Kobe today? He wouldn't have had the time to get it taken care of, and most importantly, a career ending disater could have occured.... All this woulda, shoulda, coulda, and ifs are really startin to annoy me... Everything happend for a reason, and we learn through our experiences... Phil did what he had to do, and sometimes what he does, may seem to be not enough in our eyes, but it's now him who's out there playin the game... Ya'll know the refs dictated the game, and they were the ones who weren't callin the game right.. SA did what any team was able to do, knock their shots down, and capitalizing on our turnovers. We werent able to get back on transistion D, cuz we're not a runnin team, like they are. But to say that Phil's spark is runnin low is ridiculous.... Whenever we lose or something negative occurs, people are always lookin to bash someone, one way or another, and it's not right... We lost as a whole, not as an individual. And I respect u for ur opinions!