Unstoppable. Intimidating. What ever you want to call it, the Lakers are for real. With the addition of Pau Gasol and a supporting cast that has grown tremedously from one season to another, Kobe now should realize that LA is where he should stay. Last night Pau showed the rest of the league that he accepts the challange that was presented in front of him by being traded to the Lakers. His added skills will propell the Lakers ahead of any team in the West. With a front line of Bynum, Gasol, Odom, Bryant, and Fisher, they will be able to get back to being the Lakers that we all love (Showtime). Kobe had an off night last night because of the injury to his finger but Pau and Fisher, in particular, stepped up. Our team has a new found confidence that should drive fear into the rest of the league. And this is with Bynum out for about six more weeks. Once he is back our team will be hard to deny. New York just had a parade and I am hoping that at the end of the season, we will also be enjoying a parade down the streets of LA. Showtime is back people whether you like it or not!!!! Let me know your thoughts.