Growing up, I was always a big fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. Sure, I was from Florida, but we didn’t have professional basketball back then, so I looked around for a team to support and the Lakers were it. Led by a flashy point guard, Magic Johnson, the team entertained, it had fun and it won a lot. Over the years, the team had its ups and downs but after winning back-to-back titles during the 2008–2009 and 2009–2010 seasons, the team was aging and it secured a trade for star point guard Chris Paul. Lakers fans, like myself, were salivating at the idea of Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul running circles around the opposition and bringing more titles to one of the greatest franchises in sports history.