The Sports Guy's Addendum
|I missed a biggie with this column: a Suns-Lakers battle that would have cracked the top-five if I hadn't accidentally deleted it from an extended first draft. I have no defense other than age, lack of sleep and possible mental deterioration. But yeah, a Lakers-Suns battle would be tremendous for so many reasons—bad blood between Raja and Kobe (as well as D'Antoni and Jackson), Shaq's return to Hollywood, every awkward interaction between Shaq and Kobe, Odom and Diaw trying to out-soft each other, Gasol and Amare allowing each other to score at will, Nash fighting off the urge to punch Vujacic in the face—that it's possible my brain briefy exploded and I forgot to rank the series properly. Let's expand this list to eleven, push Celtics-Suns down a spot, make Suns-Lakers No. 5 and get me an appointment for a CAT-scan.