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Lakers Podcast: Will the ‘championship or bust’ mentality ever go away?

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Is the grass really greener on the other side?

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The Los Angeles Lakers spent their Sunday evening getting their tails whupped by the Portland Trail Blazers so talking about the game itself wasn’t really an option. To be completely honest, we basically forgot that game happened and have moved on the final nine games.

So, with that in mind, the more interesting conversation — especially if we’re having it with a Blazers fan — is where this current “championship or bust” mentality came from and whether it can go away.

I spoke to Dan Marang of Blazers Edge about that middle ground. For a long time now, that’s been considered the NBA’s purgatory, but after so many losing seasons in a row, I can’t help be feel a little curious about what rooting for a decent team might feel like.

The conversation wanders, but the crux of it comes back to enjoying those small moments whenever you can, especially in seasons like the one the Lakers are putting us through right now.

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