THE LAKER DYNASTY….This is unbelievable. The Lakers, suffering from the ignominy of not winning the NBA title this year, are now ready to add Karl Malone and Gary Payton to their lineup. Both players are apparently willing to take pay cuts in the neighborhood of $30-40 million in order to play for a championship team.

So: Shaq, Kobe (assuming he’s not in jail), Payton, and the Mailman. Crikey. I’m a Laker fan, and even I think that’s unfair.

I guess that mean Phil Jackson is probably going to stick around for another season or two, eh? The rest of you poor saps should probably just stay home for the next couple of years.