Sympathy for the Lakers? Not until they earn it

Originally Published: June 9, 2008
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- The Los Angeles Lakers should know by now not to expect any pity. The Lakers surely understand that they traded away their rights to sympathy, maybe permanently, when they shipped so little to Memphis and stole Pau Gasol.

The infamous foul that wasn't called on Derek Fisher in the San Antonio series won't soon be forgotten, either.

So …

As unfair as a fuming Phil Jackson found the Game 2 free-throw count -- and as frustrating as it had ...

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