Well done, Mr. LA Sports Czar...Bill may actually use this himself and save himself from thinking about a lede:
Bill Plaschke's article* from tomorrow's paper:
The Lakers were distracted.
Distracted by Phil's last game.
Distracted by the pressure mounting on their shoulders.
Distracted by Lamar's new reality show.
Distracted by that one dunk Andrew Bynum missed back in December of 2007.
Those distractions ultimately distracted the Lakers out of two home games.
*Note- article is entirely fabricated