The Lakers once reserved any celebrations until June. Then, the Lakers sprayed champagne bottles to savor the taste of championship victory. They would bask in the afterglow as they would host parades in downtown Los Angeles. They would savor it all summer before recharging the following season to repeat the quest again.
But now is not once of those times. Hence, it seems both equally surprising and amusing that Time Warner Cable SportsNet Access analyst James Worthy ran victory laps in the studio following a rare Lakers’ win Sunday over the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center. After winning three NBA championships with the Showtime Lakers, Worthy brought new meaning to his nickname by considered a regular-season victory in late November as “Big Game.”
“Give me that victory!” Worthy said. “When there’s one, there’s many!”
The Lakers (4-13) can only hope.
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