One loss and the season is over – the classic pessimist. They see every regular season game as the decider of who will be crowned champion at the season’s end. Power Rankings are their Bible, and they see John Hollinger’s PER rating system as the most genius thing to ever hit the sports world. They pull the plug on optimism faster than Ray Allen can get off a jump shot, and they are just as quick to reel the positive back in.
When the Lakers were 8-0, they believed that the season could end now, and the Lakers should already be crowned as champions. Now, on the heels of a five-game losing streak, they think that the Lakers are going to get bounced in the first round by New Orleans because Derek Fisher won’t be able to guard Chris Paul.
They are quintessential flip-floppers who are quick to switch thoughts with every passing day. They take nothing into account other than stats, highlights and whether or not the Lakers won last night.
The moment the Cavs knocked off the Lakers before All-Star Weekend, they wrote the season off, and thoughts of the lottery probably even entered their minds.
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