It's the same old rehearsed, monotonous line Kobe Haters say every year. They feed off the mere thought of Kobe yet winning a championship without Superman. I constantly hear, "Kobe can never do it without Shaq" or "Kobe is too much of a self absorbed, egotistical player to ever realize how well he had it", it never ends. Even though Kobe's predecessor role came unexpectedly for fans, we all knew it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Now that the Lakers are playing championship caliber basketball, this season is the closest by far to really show the world how the Lakers organization can come back from ridiculous adversity and leave a stamp on those doubting faces. Finally a season where everything seems to be falling into place after almost falling apart with unfortunate injuries and trades (in my opinion) in past years. Yes, 08 was a great year but an obvious greater year for others. It just wasn't our turn.
This recent talk seeping through the airwaves about how the Lakers are falling apart? Come on people, only 16 losses so far is not too shabby. Yes, losing 2 in a row is something to frown upon as fans seek perfection but definitely not the end of the world. Defense on the road needs serious bandaging but again not the end of the world. Bynum at the Playboy Mansion while teammates bust their ass is something to really frown upon. I just can't get past this. This is bugging me as I love Bynum but speculate the length of rehab time given.
Lakers are fine and will put it into 6th gear come post season. Everything happens for a reason and this year is reason alone to know that nothing is stopping us from winning another championship. THIS IS OUR YEAR! Kobe has not disappointed all season long and will not disappoint past April.