Im resigned that I have to wait for Nash to come back to make any judgements on this team (other than wanting to punch Pau in his cry-face) so I want to ask this group a different question.
This has plagued me my whole life as an NBA & Laker fan (roughly 20 years).
Why does a loss in basketball suck so much worse than a loss in other sports?
Do you find this to be the same for you or am I nuts?
Im a huge Angels fan, go to many games a year, & when they lose it hurts but its no big deal. Same for the Kings in Hockey & the Chargers.
When the Lakers lose, Im pissed off & generally want to trade everyone. its a TOTAL over-reaction & consciously I know this, but it still happens.
Ive rationalized that there are less games in NBA than Baseball, or that I like the Lakers more & am closer identified with them, etc. But it is something more than that.
It just seems like losing in Basketball is more personal & its like the team isnt trying, & Im more personally disappointed than in other sports.
Anyway, it sucks & I want some insight on this from yall.