My big issue is that I'm just so exhausted by the Lakers and the space they continue to occupy in the minds of the media, the league, and general fandom. And obviously it is because they have the largest fanbase, probably, and they have LeBron. But they stink. They are in 13th place. They have been bad for a number of years. Their team is bad and plays bad basketball. They do not do anything particularly exciting, other than LeBron continuing to get his numbers at this stage in his career yet. Yet they are constantly the center of attention. The amount of media coverage they get is obnoxious. It came to a head today, when I was looking to listen to a podcast for a drive, and went to see what the latest episode of the Lowe Post was--it was Zach talking to Ramona Shelborne about a trade the Lakers made for a bench player. No thanks.
LeBron has been a giant baby all season. He's complained about his teammates. He's complained about the Lakers front office. He's complained about the league. He's complained about the referees. Seeing him collapse to the parquet floor, in complete shock that he didn't get a foul call (when he still had overtime to play) should be incredibly embarrassing for him. Imagine Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, Kareem, etc. being driven practically to the fetal position by a missed call in a regular season game, when there was still a game to win? What a sad, pathetic display. His team isn't any good and his time as the elite force in the league expired a couple years ago. Go away.