LOS ANGELES - As movie star Slim Pickens once said in the epic Western satire Blazing Saddles, "What in the wide, wide, world of sports is goin' on here?"
Boom! The dreaded Laker injury bug has just struck again and this time it has bitten Laker super star, player-coach, and unofficial cheerleader Kobe Bean Bryant.
Kobe was checked out by the team doctor and was told that he has a spur in his left foot, a bruise on his right foot, and his vocal cords are strained from him angrily yelling at the top of his lungs at his fellow teammates all of the time.
Hercules Confetti stated in Sporting Chance Magazine that the L.A. skies have clouded up with Metta World Peace out injured and Pau Gasol and Steve Nash not playing at 100 percent.
Confetti went on to say that the odds of the boys in purple and gold making it to the NBA playoffs are about as good as Wynonna Judd losing 100 pounds during her Dancing With The Stars appearance.
Coach Mike D'Antoni said that it does not look good for the home team. Even the Lakers number one fan Jack Nicholson has said that he will most probably lose the $100,000 bet he made betting that the Lakers would make the playoffs.
Jack is said to be so upset and frustrated with the whole Laker scene this year that he is seriously thinking about going off somewhere and making a movie.
In Other News. Justin Bieber has told authorities that he did not spit on his neighbor as the neighbor is claiming. The Biebs said that for some reason lately he has developed an embarrassing slobbering problem.