Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Why the Lakers need Odom

What's this trade talk about Odom for Beasley or Shaq? First Radman is gone now this possibility?! Please! Odom is staying right here, especially after his performances the last four games! It's like Sesame Street with Lamars rebounds lately, one night he gets 17, the next, 18, after that, 19, then a whopping 20! Tonight's broadcast will be brought to you by the number 21. Come on now! Lakers will have BIG feet to fill if they were to become Odomless.

Lamar has proven his point triumphantly! Don't trade me bro! Don't trade me! Why he's not consistent kills me but it's obvious once he turns the switch on, he's an inside monster. Odom is a Laker and will remain that way!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Madison Square Garden's Greatest Performance

Monday, February 2, 2009
New York Knicks (21-25) vs Los Angeles Lakers (37-9)

In a game where the Lakers needed all the help they can get with Bynum injured, this was an opportunity for team captain to lace up his shoes extra tight. A sold out Madison Square Garden arena with over-flowing loyal New Yorkers ready to shout, "BEAT L.A.!" was just the stage Kobe needed. Just looking at Kobe's pregame face, Laker fans knew he was on a mission and was not going to disappoint.

The Lakers bench, the Knicks bench, Knicks fans and even Mr. Spike Lee himself were in AWE by what was happening. A record breaking game was in the making. #24 more than doubles his jersey number by scoring 61 points, ultimately beating the Knicks, 126 - 117. Michael Jordan's record of 55 points...broken, Bernard King's record of 60...broken. I was more amazed to see loyal Knicks fan Spike Lee and the other loyal Knicks fans give Kobe a standing O in such a sincere, heartfelt manner. For a second there I was confused, thinking we were playing at home because of the familiar "MVP!", "MVP!" chants for Kobe!!! My feet were instantly cold when I heard this and then I quickly realized that Hell actually froze over! Who would've thunk it? I certainly didn't but I definitely have a new found respect for New York Knicks fans, a rare breed who not only accepted Kobe's visiting performance but embraced it.