Not because I wish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day again or because it brings out my green eyes, but because I quit the Lakers! Game 7 really was the end all. It's more than unfortunate that we have fans with no class or respect for our city. Idiotically, I decided to watch Game 7 in Hollyweird (thinking I would stay out of the madness) to my astonishment guns were fired less than a block away from the bar we resided; my car was keyed in valet and gangsters roamed the streets like the headless horseman. Dorothy’s words couldn’t have rang any truer, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…” I quickly realized that if Hollywood is bad, Downtown would be in shambles! I had to get home and protect my turf. As Kevin McCallister would say, “This is my house and I have to defend it (Home Alone. One of my favorite movies)! Anguish swiftly took over as cops advanced our streets with shields and smoke bombs. I drove home nauseous and disgusted with the human race. As I approached 6th and Flower I pinched myself to make sure I wasn’t on set of the sequel to Independence Day, this time with me starring next to Will Smith. The looters were everywhere, tagging our walls and robbing our stores. You would have thought the aliens were coming down! I thought to myself, “Should I head to the US Bank Building and wait for the end?” My personal favorite “barbarian move” was the attack on a GREEN taxi, which they beat to death with bats and then set on fire. Really? I would like to know how the apes get off on this?
If these so called "fans" are die hard and loyal, the only way to get through their peanuts size brains is for the Lakers’ themselves to address the catastrophe that occurred Thursday night. Where is our Gotham City Batman when you need him? No one is addressing this issue! The Los Angeles radio stations were bad mouthing on the norm (you know Lindsay Lohan and Kristie Alley) but, where were the blunt Kevin and Bean when you needed them? Is everyone afraid? I for one would love to see our city leaders step up! I DON’T want my home TRASHED! We have invested too much of our time, support, and care into this community to see it massacred in a matter of seconds! And we haven’t even begun to speak of the innocent bystanders who are suffering from what was supposed to be a celebration of a back to back victory not a series of crude crimes. But, NO, today is the Lakers’ Parade (as if we deserve it) where even more of our hard earned tax dollar is going to clean up trash, graffiti, and pay our countless police officers! This money could be going to our desperate school systems that are in dire need of funds for our children! In four words, I’m sick about it! What are your thoughts?
Turning into a Celtics Fan,Carlyn