I’ve had to watch the last few games on a slight delay, and therrfoee haven’t been able to participate in the live blogs, but rest assured that I saw and enjoyed every minute of both wins (especially last night’s). Today, I just want to take stock and bask in the Lakers’ accomplishment(s): while I think it’s only right that the team isn’t merely satisfied by getting back to the Finals, I think as fans there’s really nothing more we can ask for we’re there, we’ll have a shot at another title, now anything can happen. We should all be proud of these guys.After almost 20 years of rooting for the Lakers (yikes), I’d probably still maintain that last year’s squad was the most satisfying I’ve ever followed simply because of how our success was completely unexpected following an offseason of ugly chaos and uglier Kobe trade drama. However for this 2009 team, carrying all season long the heavy burden of our raised expectations, for them to make a return to the Championship Series might really be the more impressive feat.This is why I shelled out almost two hundred bucks for the NBA League Pass so I could watch every single game LA has played. This is why I stay up until 3 am, EST, on work nights to watch the last seconds tick off the game clock. This is why I let me girlfriend think I’m crazy for getting so emotionally invested in a basketball team that I’m yelling at the TV and scaring our cat. This moment. Right here. Back in the Finals, where anything can happen.And it’s glorious.