Lakers fans are in quite an uncomfortable situation.
To root for Dallas or to root for Miami, that is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of cheering for a team that swept you, or to embrace a sea of trouble by siding with LeBron James.
Seriously, the options are dim.
James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh already ruined our Christmas, 96-80. And now they have a 50% chance of wearing those cute little championship caps that should have belonged to our boys in purple and gold. Not our summers too!
And the Mavericks, well, they made Pau Gasol look bad in the playoffs -- I hear "soft" has officially become a bad word in some school districts -- and they are the catalysts behind Magic Johnson saying that Jerry Buss needs "to blow this team up."
Wasn't Kaboom one of Shaq's nicknames at some point? We sure could've used the Big Fella during that series.
I digress. (Choosing another team really is that hard.)
Anyway, Game 5 is Thursday night.
Lakers fans: Which team will you root for?
-- Melissa Rohlin
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