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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:35 pm    Post subject: Fell in love with the Lakers because of my Dad....

Watching the 80s showtime Lakers in the living room and then shooting hoops on the nerf basket hanging from the doorway is one of my earliest memories of my father and I.
We bonded thru basketball and the Lakers.

Right now he is fighting to stay alive as he has come down with a bad infection after surgery last Friday. There is a good chance he won't make it.... But I just want to put this out there in the world to let everyone in Lakerland know how much of a fan he and I both are.... and how our love for the game and team brought us close. He could use all the prayers, thoughts and well wishes you can give.

Thanks, LG.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:03 pm    Post subject:

Many prayers that your father recovers so you and your father can enjoy the Lakers this year and many many more years to come.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:44 am    Post subject:

I'm using this thread as some kind of catharsis.
Apologies.
Been touch and go, but he's fighting like he always has.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:16 am    Post subject: Re: Fell in love with the Lakers because of my Dad....

PLATNUM wrote:
Watching the 80s showtime Lakers in the living room and then shooting hoops on the nerf basket hanging from the doorway is one of my earliest memories of my father and I.
We bonded thru basketball and the Lakers.

Right now he is fighting to stay alive as he has come down with a bad infection after surgery last Friday. There is a good chance he won't make it.... But I just want to put this out there in the world to let everyone in Lakerland know how much of a fan he and I both are.... and how our love for the game and team brought us close. He could use all the prayers, thoughts and well wishes you can give.

Thanks, LG.


Most of us older than Candy have gone thru that w/ parent(s). It's a hard journey. I hope your dad recovers and is with you for any bit longer, PLAT. Take care, man.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:41 am    Post subject:

PLATNUM wrote:
I'm using this thread as some kind of catharsis.
Apologies.
Been touch and go, but he's fighting like he always has.


Good to hear. All the best to him, you and your family.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Fell in love with the Lakers because of my Dad....

PLATNUM wrote:
Watching the 80s showtime Lakers in the living room and then shooting hoops on the nerf basket hanging from the doorway is one of my earliest memories of my father and I.
We bonded thru basketball and the Lakers.

Right now he is fighting to stay alive as he has come down with a bad infection after surgery last Friday. There is a good chance he won't make it.... But I just want to put this out there in the world to let everyone in Lakerland know how much of a fan he and I both are.... and how our love for the game and team brought us close. He could use all the prayers, thoughts and well wishes you can give.

Thanks, LG.


I became a Lakers fan the same way. Him watching the Lakers and me climbing all over him while he was doing that. He'd throw me off of him and I started to become curious about what the heck he was watching.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:59 am    Post subject:

Thanks fellas.
He's still battling.
I had to come home to sleep for a bit as I was running on fumes.
I appreciate the love.

Hug your loved ones and appreciate every day. Tomorrow is not promised.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:43 pm    Post subject:

Sorry to hear, Platnum. Much love to you and your dad.

Hopefully, he pulls through!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:06 pm    Post subject:

My Dad died 11 years ago. In the end, he was in home hospice care. Our relationship was up and down over the years but in the last few years, we bonded because of basketball / Lakers. He was a big Kobe fan. He would rave about Kobe and said he was the greatest he ever saw. And he had seen a lot too! Hang in there!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:20 pm    Post subject:

Praying for your father to pull through. 🙏🏾
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