Anybody who talks much basketball with me knows how much I dislike a certain NBA team near Hollywood (and I'm not talking about the Clippers). But I have to give Kobe Bryant some kudos; he complimented my team:
The Spurs are our rivals.
You should always feel good when people get excited about beating you.
And one piece of Spurs-Lakers lore. According to Dave McMenamin of NBA.com, either the Spurs or the Lakers have made the NBA finals every year since 1999 except 2006, when the Mavericks lost to the Heat. Go Spurs Go!