Well…you can always hope…but sometimes when you hope, you’re only postponing the inevitable.  Lakers down 3 to 1 to Phoenix.  It would be awesome if somehow they could come from behind like last year’s Suns.  But should I hold my breath?  No.   I CAN hope though.  Why should I hope?  Because, as Molly Irvins says, "I still believe in Hope – mostly because there’s no such place as Fingers Crossed, Arkansas."

One consolation?  Shaq is out already.