Over the last few days since the Lakers (and entire NBA) had their season suspended due to the threat of COVID-19, or coronavirus, we asked both on Twitter and on this site what sort of stories you all would like to hear more about while we don’t have fresh basketball to discuss.
You all came through, and gave us so many great ideas (thank you!), many of which we will jump into over the next few weeks, but one of the most common themes of those suggestions was historical stuff, looking back at fun Lakers memories of old.
Well, you asked, and we’re going to try to deliver, which is why we’re starting up the ‘Let’s appreciate a Laker’ series, which we will (try to) post an entry in every day for as long as this stoppage goes.
As the name might suggest, this series is going to be a look back at (and appreciation of) notable players and figures in the franchise’s history, as well as just remembering some random guys that all of us obsessives still think about sometimes.
For example, we all have strong memories of Kobe Bryant, but this is also the kind of community that definitely has thoughts on Kendall Marshall, too. Remember that guy? We know most of you do, and we’re definitely going to try and have some fun looking back at legends, fan-favorites and “whoa, that’s right, that guy played for the Lakers” types of players alike.
So if you’re looking for a way to have some fun while we’re all stuck without basketball, we hope you’ll jump in the comments with us for these stories. Let’s reminisce about the good times.