For some reason this Lakers team is more unlikeable than any other in recent memory. I used to think Derek Fisher was a stand up guy, but he has proven to be one of the dirtiest players in the league. Kobe just seems like a bad person. I respect his talent and will to win, but it ends there. Stop trying to be like Jordan Kobe because you will never be. Jordan would never lose to his rival by 40 points in the deciding game of a championship series, and that is a fact.
Now on to Pau Gasol, the ugliest player in sports. Well Joakim Noah and him would have a good battle. I seriously have trouble holding food down when I watch him play. Get a freaking haircut and take a bath please. Then of course there is the one and only Ron Artest. I don't know if it's his constant need for media attention, drinking hennesey at half time, encouraging his kids to be like Tiger, or punching fans in the stands that I dislike most about him. Not to mention that he is a terrible rapper.
Sasha Vujacic is probably the worst of them all. At least the other guys are actually good players. This guy sucks and acts like a deuche. Everytime we play the Lakers I always hope they put him in the game so I can watch him jack up dumb threes.
Phil Jackson I actually like more than anyone else in the Lakers organization. I liked him on the Bulls and he seems like he'd be a chill guy away from the court. That being said, he is no Red Auerbach. He did not build any of his teams and was lucky enough to have 3 of the top 15 players of all time for much of his coaching tenure. You don't need to be a Zen Master to win titles with Jordan, Shaq, and Kobe.
All the hating aside, I can't deny that one of my reasons for hating the Lakers so much is that they are a damn good team. We don't hate teams that suck because then we wouldn't care. As much as I dislike all things Lakers there would be an empty spot in my heart if I didn't get to root against them. Karl Dillinger 1/30/2010 03:00:00 PM Tweet