So, the youngest MVP in NBA history, the bong-loving son of a tennis player and a bunch of other guys will try to defend their No. 1 seed by fending off the mighty Atlanta Hawks. Later, Richie Rich's underlings will try to drop a deuce on the Lakers.

Good times will be had by all. Well, half. Because losing isn't fun. But whatever. World needs plenty of losers.

Bulls assume underdog role for Game 2 [Chicago Tribune]

Kobe Bryant says he, and the Lakers, are OK . . . but are they really? [L.A. Times]