(After reading this over, we’d like to pretend we didn’t write this or PS that. Therefore…The Cavalier is on a brief, one-post hiatus. The following was not written by him, but he would be really embarrassed, and moreso, ashamed, if he had.)
Our favorite segment of fandom (after Boston fans in general) to watch with curiosity are Laker fans.
Why? Because their devotion is matched only by their delusion.
Case in point – their continued pursuit of Kevin Garnett, which some fans have taken to a whole new level by starting GetGarnett DOT COM. They describe it as follows:
We as fans would welcome KG with open arms. The opportunity of playing under Phil Jackson and alongside Kobe Bryant may appeal to Garnett himself. Beyond that, the fans would appreciate a player with so much passion. After all, the look on Kobe BryantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face of frustration and sadness from the game 2 blowout up in Phoenix could only be paralleled with one other player in the entire league. Kevin Garnett. We as fans have to push for the Lakers and Jerry Buss to look into pairing up what could be the deadliest one-two combo in the entire league. Will KG ask out? Can the Lakers pull it off? Kobe said it best, Ã¢â‚¬Å“do something, and do it now.Ã¢â‚¬Â
There reference there is to something we didn’t have an opportunity to cover, and that’s Kobe Bryant’s newfound aggravation with the LAL organization.
He says they’ve been at “Ground Zero” for three years, and he’s had enough. That’s both fair and true, and while we could easily shoot off some references to “making own bed” and “sleeping in said bed”, it’s much easier to simply poke a stick at the people who think there’s any chance LA can get Kevin Garnett.
(As perfect a pairing as that may be – KG could finally be the #2 guy he would function best as. We digress.)
Anyway, there are much more realistic objects of your desire, LAL fans – for example, you could at the very least make the target of your desires a slightly more realistic Jermaine O’Neal. There are others out there for the taking with the meager trade assets you have – perhaps a Grade A Jerome James?
(Yes, we realize Andrew Bynum is actually a decent trade asset, as is Lamar Odom. That totally ruins our concept here, however.)