Originally Posted by Mamba MVP
I need a hit of the OG optimism
Why not be optimistic? Lakers is my hobby, its my release from all the other stresses in the world. Sure it can be stressful being a fan of this team, but if i'm not enjoying my hobby or my release from every day work, then what is the point.
Check the tapes, even in the darkest of times, I could never cheer against this team, for the tank, even though I knew it would better us, call it lack of foresight or being selfish, but this is what I consider fun, watching my Lakers win.
So even now, when we suck and have a pretty incompetent coach, I still watch the games to see my team win, I get to watch IMO the greatest player of my time try to figure out how to beat old age, I get to see a player like JC and Randle slowly develop, I get to hope to see Russell fulfill the prophecy of being one of the better PG prospects in recent history. Plus I get to hope that our younger players like Brown, Nance, and Black get to see some play as well as seeing MWP and LOU/Swaggy try to have fun.
My point is when your hobby is becoming more stressful than it is fun, I think you need to take a step back, it happened to me last year when I was pulling out my hair watching these idiots give up leads and what not. Then I realized if I lose this as an avenue to relax and have fun then i'm ******.
So keep things in perspective, things will change.