*warning: super nerd alert*
i wondered about this today, so i did the stats (i maybe could have googled them, but it is more satisfying to do the work yourself eh?)
top 4 teams in the western conference right now: spurs (15-2), mavericks (13-4), jazz (14-5), lakers(13-5. i get such satisfaction out of typing jazz before lakers.)
now, let's take a look at those schedules, shall we? spurs have played 8 teams over .500, mavs have played 10, jazz have played 9, and the lakers? 3. just 3.
and guess what is so special about those + .500 games for the team from l.a. -
they have lost all three of those games. (which means the teams they are beating are... sacramento, minnesota, houston. garbage.)
when life starts to make me feel sad, i just look at that stat and smile again. someone please explain to me why the lakers are supposed to be so awesome.
(also, i would appreciate it if no one rained on my parade. i know this means not a whole lot in the grand scheme of the entire season, but it made me super happy.)
update - i was wrong. the lakers have played 4 teams over .500, and won one of those games. but they lost to houston the other day, so it evens out.