05/04/2007 - 11:08
The Love of the Fans
The season is over, but admirers of LO are still showing their love. Fans from across the world have been writing Lamar to express their gratitude for his effort, and their respect for him both as a player and a person.
Some of those comments have been posted in the News area of the site, but a number of fans have submitted their comments through the Ask LO section. Many of these are worth sharing.
This first is from fan mfeige:
I don't actually have a question. I just really wanted to attempt to let you know that what you've done for the Lakers this past season is unbelievable and under-unappreciated. You were playing really well until your knee injury and you didn't deserve that after everything you had already been though. Then you struggled so much coming back. At times as a fan I was frustrated, but I understood that you were giving it your all and you were frustrated just as I was. Then came you shoulder injury, I couldn't believe that you had been dealt that blow. Then you decided to continue to play and the amount of respect I have for you just sky rocketed. Let me say I had respect for you, for being strong and still playing basketball this season and for how well you have played. That meant so much to me as a fan. That you would play through your pain for the team for the fans. It was a wonderful contrast to Vlad or endangered his own health. then you hyper-extended your elbow in game three
and I thought that you had to be done. I saw the pain on your face for the rest of that game. Then you game back with a sleeve on I was appalled that you continued to play. Then you even poured your heart in to the final game through the pain and everything. through all the rumors that you wouldn't be a laker next season. to give us the gift of 33 points and 10 boards it will always be something I cherish. Then to watch as the ball boy put that towel on your head, it killed that look of defeat on your face. You deserve better. you gave all you had to the lakers this season and you didn't get much in return and I'm sorry about that. Last year I was so depressed because we had a 3-1 lead, but this year I knew I wouldn't be depressed because I saw this coming. Then I saw your face at the end of the game and that did it. I'm so sorry you probably won't be a laker. I wished we had done that mid-season Kidd trade. I'm just so sorry. I just want you to know that I will support you
no matter what jersey you don. I respect you as an individual and as a teamate for what you have given the lakers. I won't forget it either. I hope the front office can find a way of brining in help with you getting rid of you because you are such an asset to this team. Stay Strong. Thank You and I'm sorry.
The second featured e-mail is from Jordan:
I just wanted to thank you for the great season you had with the Lakers this year. I can't imagine the pain you have gone through over the last 9-10 months, but I can tell you that you have been truly inspiring. Kobe has been my favorite player for the past 9 years, and I never thought that anyone could take his place. It might sound cheesy, but what you have gone through, how you came back from injury, how you dropped 33/10 in a playoff loss and left everything you had out there, well, it's that kind of heart that makes a champion and I pray to god that we don't trade you. For what it's worth, you are now my favorite player and I will root for you wherever you go, if you go. Keep working hard. Keep that same heart, that same spirit. Keep your head up. I have this feeling that next year is your coming out party. Thank you again. Just know that what you did has not gone unnoticed. True fans know.
Finally, niewiadomski51 writes from Poland:
dear lamar! you have to know that you have fans around the world. in poland too. i love watchin you on court. it's though year for you on court and off court. i know. and i write to you because of this. you are not alone. i'll always support you. "you will never walk alone". best regards from poland
LO appeciates all the e-mails and support!
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