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Lakers-Pacers Open Thread

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I think it's fair to say the Lakers could use a win. Yeah yeah: new schemes, very little practice time, condensed schedule. I get it. But had Derek Fisher's three against Dallas not gone down, their losing streak could easily be four games instead of two, and the next couple opponents (the Pacers, obviously, and then the Clippers on Wednesday) are plenty good enough to send the Lakers to 10-9. If that happens the vibes around the team are going to be very bad. As opposed to merely bad, as they are at the moment.

You know what to do whenever someone mentions:

  • The Lakers' streak of failing to score 100 points in a game,
  • Tyler Hansbrough's hustle,
  • Something about Larry Bird and Magic Johnson,
  • How Brian Shaw didn't get the Lakers' head-coaching job, or
  • The Super Bowl.

Did you ever know that you're my hero? And everything I'd like to be?