|Posted by doktakra on June 3, 2008 at 2:40 PM|
I've been on fire getting into ESPN chats as of late -- if you ever tried to get a question answered, then you know it's not all that easy. Witness my second-ever response from none other than the Sports Guy -- arguably the best sports writer of my generation -- in his chat this week (my first Q&A can be found here). The best part is the way I smoothly snuck in that I was a Kings fan. The worst part is the harsh reality of his answer.
Alex K. (New York): My Laker friends are already using the dreaded "dynasty" word...is there any hope for the rest of the league?? As a Kings fan, I'm prepared to light myself on fire...
Bill Simmons: I will say that LA is in much better position for the next 6-7 years than Boston. In my opinion, the Celtics will never have a better chance to win the title than right now. For LA, they get Ariza and Bynum back next year, plus their midlevel exception... I mean, that might be a 72-win team next year. If you're beating them, it has to happen this year.
Bad times for Laker-haters like me, apparently. My next goal is to get Simmons, notorious for his dislike of the WNBA, to answer a question about Candace Parker and my newfound fanhood of women's sports -- now that would be an accomplishment. What, did you think I'd go a whole entry without mentioning her?