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We all handled this business of Shaq winning the championship with the Heat thing differently. LAist wrote an open letter to Kobe. Some readers of the LAist told us where we could stick our open letter to Kobe.

LA City Nerd however chose to count the lakes of LA - since the Laker name comes from the fact that the team came here from Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

This is why people like LA City Nerd.

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On his list is Machado Lake, made famous by Reggie the alligator. According to the Daily Breeze article the City Nerd links to, Machado Lake is an excellent place to see dragonflies, butterflies, and even black snakes, ducks and rabbits because people like to dump their pets there when they become too big.

But the saddest line was this one, "While fishing is allowed, signs warn people not to eat what is caught."

So Minnesota might be the land of 10,000 lakes, big whoop - LA is surely the land of a million jacuzzis, which is way better.

photo of the Hollywood Reservior by Anne Marie Lardeau via Hollywood