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Thanks for a fun-filled 2009-2010 season

June 26, 2010 |  4:40 pm

"There may be bumps ahead, but I'm going to devote all my energy into trying to make this Lakers blog great."

Those were the words I wrote in my introductory post as the new L.A. Times Lakers blogger nearly 5 1/2  months ago. And boy, has it been a wild ride since then. I witnessed Lakers guard Kobe Bryant fighting through injuries, Ron Artest's zaniness, Andrew Bynum's growth, Derek Fisher's playoff clutchness and Pau Gasol's consistency. I remember Bryant's questionable photoshoot, Artest's entertaining post-championship news conference and players pouring champagne on one another after collecting an NBA title over the Boston Celtics.

I knew covering the Lakers would be a fun-filled time. I just didn't know it'd be that fun. And part of the reason for that is because of the devoted community of the L.A. Times Lakers blog, which I can't thank enough for welcoming me with open arms. Your infectious enthusiasm for the Lakers and hunger for Lakers content helped push me in trying to provide the best Lakers coverage I could offer. Though I still see plenty of room for it to grow, I'm happy that I reached my goal in ensuring that the blog improved from month to month.

And that's where I need your help. What do you think of the Lakers blog? Did I meet your expectations, surpass them or fall way short? What grade would you give? What items would you like? What changes do you want to see? I'll provide my own analysis sometime in the next few days. But for now, share your thoughts in the comments section below.

-- Mark Medina

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