George Bernard Shaw once famously noted that the tragedy of youth is that it is wasted on the young. And nowhere was this statement more on display than in the past two opponents faced by the Los Angeles Lakers. Against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday and the all-too-familiar Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, the Lakers got a somewhat unwelcome reminder that Father Time is not on there side. Come to think of it, I think I saw him in the third row wearing a Kevin Durant jersey!
Now, I’m not sure if Shaw was at any of these games or not, but he sure hit the nail on the head with this one. (FYI, for all you history buffs out there…Shaw passed away in the 1950s, so I’m guessing he had to give his seats away!) There were times when it looked as if the Lakers belonged in a Thirty and Over League and not the two-time defending champs that they are. It was like watching that all-too famous fable, “The Tortoise and The Hare” where the Hare spends much of his time running circles around the tortoise, confident he would win.
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