Re: On reitiring Shaq's number
posted at 8/12/2010 5:05 PM EDT
Please forgive my typo and please refrain from calling me a Celtics fan. I grew up in a Celtics house, I appreciate their traditions and even like them. But do NOT question my loyalty to the L.A. Lakers. And I'll also refrain from personal attacks, that's just lame dude.
The tapestry of Laker Lore? Yes, we have a history that is almost equal to the that of the Celtics, I think we'd have been that little bit richer if we'd stayed in MN and kept winning. But that's another area of debate.
To the fans, I am a fan. I care about my teams history I believe we don't acknowledge our early history at all, I believe we only recently acknowledged that history in 2002 (YES eight years ago) in a vain attempt to catch the Celtics. The Lakers have won 16 titles. The L.A. Lakers are still on 11. And as the L.A. Lakers will catch and pass the Celtics with our own L.A. Titles.
The MN titles were not even thought about in the eighties. According to Roland Lazenby, Dr Buss didn't even care about the Lakers rich history. I find this unfathomable. Read his book called 'The Lakers', you will be enlightened on the subject of the MN Lakers, and the disrespect shown for them.
I said it in another post. Some Lakers fans are attacking Shaq and calling him a traitor. But are you like them? Are you willing to acknowledge that we got help from two Celtics to win our first L.A. Title? Sharman and K.C Jones? Do you hear the Celtics fans on here crying out to have their numbers 'un-retired' or anything as stupid? No.
The only reason, or should I say (major reason) Shaq isn't in L.A. is because of Kobe. The arrogant man, and a man I personally despise with all my heart after what happened in Denver with Katelyn Faber. Because he doesn't like Shaq. If I was Lakers management I'd retire both their numbers on the same night, I'm sure Kobe would appreciate sharing the stage with Shaq.