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The Lakers' Time for Truth

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Kobe Bryant wonders why I am such a bandwagon fan. AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian

As much as the Celtics ripped the Lakers the other day, deep down inside I still have some hope for the Lakers to pull it out.

Like most people in this city, the spectacle of game four at the Staples Center disgusted me. It was incomprehensible how the Lakers could let a 24-point lead slip away in the NBA Finals. Now is not the time for them to pretend this is any other regular season game. These games determine who will be remembered forever and who will be merely a footnote in history.

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So forgive me for not taking the route of Vic the Brick and being irrationally positive after seeing them do absolutely nothing to this point in the Finals. Forgive me for being a clown and jumping off a ship the Lakers have already jumped off long before I declared them dead. Forgive me for thinking their comeback in game two was moot since they still lost the game.

But there is hope for them.