Worry not, I am quickly finding that the Lake Show is more than filling that potential void already. I will admit that haven't I followed a team this closely since my high school basketball team* lost in the state finals  or the the Maryland Terrapins (see also: "tearing it up in the home of...") won the NCAA** tournament my senior year of high school . Juan Dixon was a total bad ass and there was Lonny Baxter, the once-upon-a-time Shaq to Dixon's Kobe, and Steve Blake filled the role of awkward white guy. It was magical. March madness ensued.
Now I am fully on the Lakers' bandwagon which is a surprisingly easy thing to do from 3 time zones away. It also helps that the only profesh game I've ever seen (this is something I hope to change on February 2, 2009 --cough--) was the Washington Bullets in like 1994. Clearly I had no annoying loyalties in this sport*** to abandon.
Bring it on! ****
*The only real notable alum of the TJ basketball team (and he had long since graduated that season) is Terence Morris who is enjoying what seems to be a semi-lucrative career in the Russian League. Go team?
**I may have erroneously referred to it as the NAACP tournament... but that's another story. Can you really blame me though??
***Thank you Baltimore Orioles for continuing to suck at baseball, haha. Why not aim for an even 30 games back next season?
****Is my nose actually crooked like that?! I've never noticed it doing that before.