What have you done to pass the time during the Lakers' offseason?
Call me naive. Call me a rookie. Or call me a clueless.
But I frankly thought fans on the L.A. Times' Lakers blog would be much different this offseason. I thought they'd soak in the championship as passionately and for as prolonged a period as Ron Artest. I thought they'd go through a transformation bubble similar to Kobe Bryant, changing from über competitive to relaxed and care-free. And I thought some would just get away from it all like Phil Jackson has done in Montana, refueling and recharging for next season.
Surely there have been fans like this. But there have also been many that have dreaded the summer, feeling as if the 2010-2011 season can't possibly start soon enough. For those fans, I'm wondering if you can provide us details on how you're getting through the summer.
Do you constantly rewatch portions of last year's playoffs on your DVR? Do you relive your day at the Lakers parade? Do you frequently have dreams of the Lakers three-peating or do you wake up from nightmares that the Super Team will dethrone the two-time defending champs? Or do you just simply twiddle your thumbs hoping that time somehow speeds up?
I'd love to hear your best stories. I'll feature the top ones in a post after Labor Day, which is when I'll resume duties with the Lakers blog.
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: There are plenty of Laker fans wishing that the 2010-2011 season would start already. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times