Dallas Reporter Whines About Lack of Recognition From Lakers Reviewed by Momizat on . When I first saw this I didn't think it was real. I figured this guy was one of those internet trolls the kids talk about today. But when I learned that it was When I first saw this I didn't think it was real. I figured this guy was one of those internet trolls the kids talk about today. But when I learned that it was Rating:
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Dallas Reporter Whines About Lack of Recognition From Lakers

When I first saw this I didn’t think it was real. I figured this guy was one of those internet trolls the kids talk about today. But when I learned that it was far too real, well, I just had to respond.

Eddie Sefko is a reporter for the Dallas News Mavericks Blog. Recently, Eddie and his Mavericks were in Los Angeles to face the Lakers at Staples Center. I’m sure you all remember the game considering it just happened two days ago, so we’re not going into the details.

As I’m sure you also remember, the Mavericks are the reigning NBA champions, a title that they earned in part by sweeping the Lakers out of last season’s playoffs. It was the team’s first championship.

Now, apparently Eddie isn’t too happy with how the Mavericks are being treated in L.A. He seems to think they should be showered with love and attention from the Staples crowd for their tremendous achievement of surpassing the Clippers on the all-time title list. Here’s his post, which was simply titled ‘Lakers’ arrogance never dies.

“Not only did the Lakers not mention that the Mavericks are NBA champions in pre-game introductions, the production also includes the public-address announcer blaring that the Lakers have 16 NBA championships.

Not that it really matters. The Mavericks have the most recent NBA championship, which came in part because they swept the Lakers in the second round of the playoffs.

But still, a modicum of class would have been nice to see.”

Oh, Eddie. It’s so cute that you think people care about your Mavericks. It’s even cuter that you’re so insecure about these Mavericks that you get upset when other teams don’t acknowledge the success they had 10 months ago.

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Now, I don’t want to come off as one of these “arrogant” Laker fans that Sefko loathes so much. But in all honesty how do I stay humble while telling him he sounds like a petty child who picks up his ball and runs home because the popular kids won’t include him?

Silly Eddie.

I would love to know what alternate universe his mind inhabits where teams commonly praise other teams for their success. That sounds like a lovely place to live. It sounds like the type of place where the roads are lined with peanut brittle and gumdrops.

So, Eddie, while you prance around in the Big Rock Candy Mountains I’m going to try and give you a little dose of reality. Nobody cares that the Mavericks won the championship last year. It was an amazing run, of course, and I even rooted for them once they bounced the Lakers. But seriously, do you expect a team that was swept by your Mavericks to throw them a parade? Trust me, Los Angeles knows all about parades, they’ve thrown 11 of them. (And for the fans whining that the Lakers have 16 championships, remember that five of those parades were held in Minnesota.)

I’m going to ask one final question for my good pal Eddie before I go.

How many times have the Mavericks acknowledged the Lakers as the defending champions in the past? You may not remember, Eddie, because you were busy playing backgammon with the Oompa Loompas in Candyland, but the Lakers were the defending NBA champions for two seasons not too long ago. When they were the ones with the crowns and visiting Dallas, did the Mavericks acknowledge their greatness? Did they announce to their fans that these Lakers were kings of the basketball world?

I didn’t think so.

Try again, Eddie.

h/t – @JanisCarr

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  • http://twitter.com/Anenoso Oscar Kingnoso


    • Badmax2

       I live in Texas and can assure you, all Texan sports fans love their whine.

  • http://twitter.com/Anenoso Oscar Kingnoso

    Good one. This is guy has the ‘every kid should receive a trophy at the end of the season mentality’. Grown man sports, man up. 

  • Lboy175

    I hope he sees this. he’ll definitely feel stupid and question his man-ship lol

  • Tylercwag

    I was at the game, when the Mavericks took the floor they introduced them as “The defending NBA champions”, so I’m not sure what this guy is talking about.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZQBYRAM4LUBMCUBEXAMWKUZBHE Long Duck Dong

    I live in Dallas and have read Sefko’s column many times…not lately however.  But i must say that this paints a great picture of who that moron really is.  Nice work here!

  • John_LakersRule

    I forget who said this and what exactly the words were but it went something like this, “You can’t feel bitter because though they may have been swept,  at least they can say they were swept by the world champions”. The Lakers have nothing but class and seeing people write this garbage makes me sick, but i guess you can help yourself when the owner of the team you write for is a total narcissist.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XAHJMMQGDSVE5FDR7SCGOPRPL4 linda s

    I can’t believe this guy…did he forget he was not in Dallas and was in L.A…Lakerland?  Why would our announcer do anything but announce their names and positions correctly and play-by-play announcers call the game fairly.  I pulled for the Mavericks once they were in the Finals over the Heat, but they were in our house.  They never mentioned any of the championships the Lakers had when we went to Dallas..the only problem Dallas had was when the Lakers beat them.  They knocked the Lakers out of the playoffs, but they aren’t knocking anybody off now.  They lost after the Lakers beat them, so did this guy complain to the team that beat the Mavericks after the Lakers swept them?  I don’t think so.  Our team is important to US in L.A., Dallas needs to worry about how their own fans perceives them; let Dallas fans give them all the love they need about their championship … that is not our job to bow to them.  This guy is a nut…what did he want us to do … they were acknowledged as the champions of last year, but we didn’t have to do handstands or worship them because they swept the Lakers… they had a harder hill to climb this time…the Lakers borrowed that broom and swept them on out of here.

  • http://twitter.com/iBleedPurple87 Martin Padilla


  • http://coachdesignz.wordpress.com/ Jay Dayuday

    Lighten up. Let’s give the Dallas what they deserve.

    [Bruce Buffer voice]

    “And noooow, hosting the ONE time NBA champions, let’s give it up for yooouur 

    Sixteen time NBA Champions!



  • Dave

    6 parades were held in Minnesota!!  Just because the NBA doesn’t count the NBL title doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.  Good article, though.

  • Seinitakau

    @silly eddie….how many championship have u wonn?????I didn’t hear u…did u say ONE….Ohhhhhh and LAKERS have won how many……………..(fill in the gap)Its no wonder no one i “RECOGNIZED” IT….this is the LAKERS we’re talking about…..soooooo stop your WHINNING.

  • Styxambing1

    Eddie, Eddie, Eddie.. Where and.what planet are you from??? Your Mavericks are playing at Staples… do you think for a moment that your Mavs care whether  they were introduced as 2010-2011 NBA Champs or not… HHMMMM! LIGHTEN UP, EDDIE !!!!

  • LAkeShow4sho

    Wow what a lil baby, sorry ur mavs suck and got lucky one year. Holla at us when the mavs reach 5 rings…. Mmmm prolly never

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