LA Lakers Haters, You’ve Been Punk’d: Why Kobe and Phil Are Laughing at You

You’ve been Punk’d by Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and head coach Phil Jackson. They are laughing at you. Not just you but the Media, too. That’s because everyone has fallen hook, line, and sinker for the storyline of the Lakers’ doom and gloom.

You know the media's portrayal that goes “The Lakers are done.” Or, “Kobe is back to his ball-hogging days.” How about, “Ron Artest is a loose cannon and can’t get along with Jackson”?

Yes, you’re being Punk’d. Those laughs are real. And, the joke is on you. 

Because this is exactly what the Lakers want. 

They finally get some attention. I mean, seriously, this is the first time in NBA history that a two-time champion has received such little press. 

The Miami Heat have taken the bulk of the headlines. The rest have been dolled out to the surprising San Antonio Spurs or the once surging Dallas Mavericks (no longer true with the Caron Butler injury).

There’s been nothing left for the Lakers. And, with the way LA has been playing the past couple of weeks, they’ve done nothing on the court to remind you who they really are.

Yes, you’ve forgotten with whom you are dealing. The Media has been caught in a fog, not being able to see what really is in front of them.

Pay attention to the next few lines, as these are the important ones. If you skip them, the Punk’d continues.

Listen carefully. There is nothing wrong with the Lakers. 

In fact, they are a far better team than last year. Their bench is deeper, Artest has another year to attempt (big guess here) to figure out and understand the triangle offense, and both Kobe and Andrew Bynum actually have the opportunity to play a part of this season healthy. 

You couldn’t say that about them last year.

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