Tonight marks one of the greatest nights of the year-the first night of Hanukkah and the fourth consecutive Laker loss. I love that a team who has an ego greater than the city of Los Angeles can't get their shit together to pull-off a win against teams who shouldn't even be considered competition. The Lakers first lost to Utah (ranked 3rd in the West Coast Division) 96-102 and Kobe Bryant had 31 points. This loss started the domino effect as two nights later the Lakers lost 92-95 to the Pacers and Kobe was the only Laker who showed up with 41 points. Two nights after this loss, Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 29 points, but they still fell short 96-98. And tonight, the Lakers fell 99-109 to the Rockets who have one of the lowest records (6-12) on the West Coast even after Kobe scored 27 points. The Lakers went from being the top ranked team on the West Coast to now having the fourth best record (13-6). While four losses in a row puts a smile on my face, the Lakers next game is against my Kings on Friday night. Even though the Kings may not be too hot, we are in the same boat as the Lakers with a five game losing streak. If there is any time to turn this season around it is now. We need to take advantage of the Lakers bruised egos and prove to them that although we are the underdogs, we are still competition.
Tonight, I will go to bed with a smile on my face knowing that tomorrow someone in the city of Angels may remove a Laker flag from their car due to embarrassment.