LUCKY LAKERS….I’m forced to acknowledge that things look bleak for the Lakers. In fact, the LA Times ran a handy chart this morning showing that the Lakers haven’t come back from an 0-2 deficit in a playoff series for over 30 years.

But ? before all you Lakers skeptics get too pleased with yourselves, I’d like to remind you that of their three recent championships, they really only deserved to win one of them. The other two ? especially 2002 ? resulted from the kind of luck that has traditionally required a pact with the devil.

So which would you rather be, lucky or good? Me, I’ll take lucky.