Posted by: Danny-Hansen on May 4th, 2010The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
We have been called an intermission. We have been called soft. They say we aren’t long enough. They think we are just a minor speedbump on their way to another title. It seems that everybody thinks that the Jazz are just a tiny blip on the ever important radar of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Well I agree with everything they are saying. The Lakers are the coolest team in the world. Their players are so humble and deserve everything they get. They weren’t at all handed the gift of Pau Gasol for nothing by former Laker Jerry West. They don’t work the referees through the media. Their star player doesn’t need to get every call known to man, to be successful. They are a quality team and fanbase, and the Jazz have no stinkin’ chance against them.
If you didn’t read that last paragraph with its intended sarcasm then go back and do so. The point is that I am sick of hearing about the divinity of the Los Angeles Lakers from the national media, LA’s local media, Laker fans, and the smug look on Kobe’s face. I am sick of the whole Laker attitude. Have you ever met a Laker fan and they don’t automatically think they are a better human than you? I think you know what I am talking about.
Let me give you an example of Laker arrogance. Have you ever asked yourself why the Staples Center is so dark when the Lakers play? Well, the answer is simple. The Lakers believe that the way they play basketball is so beautiful that it should be art. So they treat it like art. They dim the lights and light up the stage/court. They then allow their fans to partake of the greatness of basketball through dramatic display. It makes me want to throw up. So even though I am sick of Laker arrogance, I will live with it, because their hubris, this excessive pride, will be their downfall.
It is a mistake to look past this Jazz team. Yes we are down 2 starters, but our new lineup will give the Lakers some problems. We have players that don’t know any better. They are just here to play basketball. The Jazz are one bad quarter away from leading this series 1-0. We have the best point guard in the league. There is nobody that can guard him. Fisher, Brown, Artest, and even Kobe can’t stay in front of D-Will. We have the loudest arena in the league, not like that library/theater the Lakers play in. In the Beehive State, we believe in hard work and getting your hands dirty. We stay away from glitz and glamour of LaLa Land. We are the anti-Lakers and I wouldn’t have it any other way. And at the end of this series, the Lakers will be outworked. That is a result I can live with. So while Kobe is concerned with his little hat and Lamar is trying to Keep up the Kardashians, the Jazz are here to play ball. Get ready!
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