LOS ANGELES - The once proud Los Angeles Lakers are struggling along with a dismal 18-35 record. At that rate they will most certainly all be watching the NBA playoffs at home on their super gigantic big screen TV's.
The Kobe-less Lakers just cannot seem to get very many "W's" without the man that President Obama calls the Voodoo Man.
The president noted that when Bryant is 100 percent healthy he is like a Louisiana voodoo man working his magic spells and casting the evil eye on his opponents.
Teammate Pau Gasol said that the Lakers without Kobe is like a ham and cheese sandwich without the ham. (Good one Pau!).
The Lakers organization in desperation even had the Laker Girls cheerleaders learn some new cheers in hopes that it would motivate the players, but not even that has helped.
And now the rumor coming out of LaLaLand is that the team owners have contacted former Laker great Shaquille O'Neal about returning and getting back into a purple and gold uniform.
Shaq reportedy grinned like the Cucamonga cat that swallowed the Compton canary and replied, "Nopers."
SIDENOTE: Rufus Reno with Sports Balls Illustrated Daily is reporting that the Lakers number one fan, Jack Nicholson is so upset with the team that sometimes during the games he breaks out in hives.