*Will the cycloptic,effervescent Steve Nash be able to myopically stare down the wounded Lakers, especially with an invigorated and contract-hungry Amare Stoudemire?
*Will Andrew Bynum’s increasingly hobbled knee end up like this:
or more horrifyingly for Lakers fans, like this:
*How about Kobe, who had MORE fluid drained from his increasingly-swelled knee. . .will we see much of this as Nash and Stoudemire pick-n-roll the Lakers to death?
*Just down the road – and right as the Mannyful Dodgers are hitting their stride – Andre Ethier’s status is up in the air as the Triple Crown contender broke his pinky. . .allegedly in Batting Practice. Now Etheir is a gamer, dedicated & hard-working, and also very intense and serious about his craft. That said, YKI has taken literally tens of thousands of swings in BP and never been injured in any capacity, specifically a broken finger. YKI is calling in special ops to try to get an accurate report on this one. . .
*Luckily the Dodgers have savvy veteran and Kennedy High School (Granada Hills) alum Garret Anderson to fill-in. Some say he’s old, but hey – does this look like the swing of a guy that’s struggling to catch up with big league heat?!?
*Lastly, YKI finally had the time to take in a discerning and comprehensive viewing of Ice Cube’s Straight Outta L.A. (as part of ESPN’s ongoing & wondrous 30 for 30 series). YKI is going to be viewing twice more to provide a deserved, in-depth analysis of Cube’s thesis: NWA made the Raiders part of pop (counter)culture, and hip hop in L.A. was mirrored by the Raiders moving to the city. It is a very personal topic for YKI, who was raised an L.A. native during the 80′s and 90′s; a fan of both the teams and the group. Check out a viewing this week and get up to speed prior to the review.