Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I will not watch sports ever again if the Lakers reach the Finals this year.
Mark my words.
I do believe that is what most NBA fans have been saying for about 50 years now! Of course in the reverse, LA hated the 1990s Bulls guts for constantly dominating, but then again, so did Phoenix, Seattle, Detroit and Utah. Then again, we did hate them so much that we recruited the Mandarin err.. Phil Jackson twice
Think about it this way, the Lakers have only missed the play-offs FOUR times since coming to Los Angeles..
However, this isn't about basketball, that was the facetious intro, this is about the Endeavor Space Shuttle which so many other cities wanted, but alas, which LA as usual by our charisma and חֻצְפָּה got the clutch win. Oh yeah, we've also had the Olympics here a few times too.Perhaps we can have the Shuttle do a fly-over victory lap at next year's Laker Parade