LAS VEGAS — I’ve been a journalist since 2002, and I’m about to graduate from the journalism school at USC this summer.
So, I know a thing or two about lost weekends.
And that means it’s possible to be the first reporter to ever report on an NBA championship and the aftermath of a terrible game.
That’s what happened to me when the Lakers beat the Clippers in Game 7.
The team was reeling.
There were no reserves, and the Clippers’ front office had spent the entire summer trying to figure out how to replace Kobe Bryant, the team’s star player.
After the game, the Lakers had just lost to the Clippers.
And I was there, and my reporting skills were still intact.
But I had a hard time believing I’d just come out of the building and start writing a story about a championship team.
So I checked my email.
No new stories for the next week.
I knew this was going to be a tough situation for me.
But then I read the headline.
“The Lakers Are Going to Be the World’s Greatest Team in 2019.”
“The world’s greatest team?”
I thought, How the hell do you know that?
The Lakers were the reigning NBA champions.
And if you were in Los Angels for the summer, you probably wouldn’t even know they were the world’s best.
“Why are they winning so much?”
I asked my editor.
“Because of a secret,” she said.
“A secret that is all over the NBA.
There is no secret.
You can tell it to your friends, but you can’t tell it at work.”
I don’t know if anyone had ever been able to tell it.
After my initial shock and disappointment, the story had me convinced it was the truth.
But as I wrote about the story, I began to realize that this secret was not just about the Lakers, but the NBA itself.
This secret is why the Lakers are the world champion.
And, I thought to myself, how could I possibly report on the Lakers’ championship without knowing it?
This was the first time I had ever had to do something that could potentially be devastating to my career.
And for the first few weeks after the story appeared in the Los Angeles Times, I kept thinking about what I could do if I were to get this wrong.
But the more I thought about it, the more it became clear to me that I couldn’t possibly report about the championship without it being wrong.
If the Lakers were going to win the title, they would have to win games on a regular basis.
They would have had to win at least 10 of their last 12 games.
And they would also have had the chance to win a championship in 2019.
If I was going write this article about the LA Lakers’ record-breaking season, I couldn�t do it without telling the story about the NBA’s championship team, and that meant writing about the Los Angels, California, team.
I spent weeks thinking about how to tell this story.
I started by researching every angle.
I found out about all the players who’d played for the Lakers in the previous three years, and they told me what a massive impact they had on the team.
They told me all the stories about how Kobe and his friends would hang out with each other at the hotel bar.
They’d play the “basketball game” and hang out in the parking lot.
I read about how the Lakers got the nickname “Bam Bam” for their loud, energetic team spirit.
I talked to players who were part of the team who had just won a championship and how they would spend all the time playing “basketball” in the morning.
I met all the reporters, editors, and producers I could talk to, and when I finally got to the end of the article, I told the story.
There are a lot of things I could have done differently.
I should have made sure to mention the fact that the Lakers won the title last year, instead of the previous two years.
I could also have added a little more detail about the history of the Lakers. I shouldn�ve asked my reporter to give me a few more details about the rivalry with the Clippers, which the Lakers dominated for nearly the entire season.
And finally, I should also have asked my writer to give a little background on how the NBA has changed over the years.
What I got instead was a story that sounded like the Lakers winning the NBA championship for the fourth straight year.
But there were a couple of things that I missed that were just too important for me to include in my story.
For starters, the L.A. Lakers had a team motto: “Bambi’s on our team.”
In the Lakers� pregame rituals, every player would get up and stand on one knee in front of the crowd.
And when Kobe Bryant scored the winning basket against the Lakers back in 2000