Congratulations Lakers, Now Moving Onto Next Season

Monday, June 15, 2009

Last night the Los Angeles Lakers won their 15th NBA championship. I'll let you read pretty much every other basketball blog out there for the breakdown and analysis. As a Lakers fan, I'm just soaking it all in and enjoying it.

Of course, as a Lakers fan, I'm ecstatic right now. But as a basketball fan, I'm torn. It's ideal that the end of the season comes with a championship for my favorite team, but it's still the end of the season.

Thankfully, the business of basketball makes it possible to follow year-round. Up next: the NBA Draft, Summer League, minicamps, etc.

So while it's true that the basketball season is over, all that really means is that it's time for the next year to start anew. For the BayHawks and the D-League that means a new crop of faces mixing in with some familiar ones. I'm looking forward to paying a bit closer attention to the behind-the-scenes basketball of July, August, and September. These months don't grab the headlines, but they are where teams are built and champions are born.

In less than two weeks, several dozen players will have their names called in the draft. Some will go on to star in the NBA. Others will be asked to take the less-glamorous route to the big league, starting in the D-League. And a few of them may even learn to call Erie home for the 2009-10 season.

As the draft draws nearer, I'll continue to look at potential picks for the BayHawks' affiliates in Cleveland and Philadelphia as well as prospects around the league who may draw interest from the BayHawks next season.


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Blog Talk BayHawk is an unofficial Erie BayHawks blog covering the NBA D-League. It features opinions and information about the NBADL and the Erie BayHawks. Blog Talk BayHawk is written from a basketball fan’s perspective to fill In the gaps left by professional journalists’ coverage of BayHawks basketball and the Erie professional basketball scene.

Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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