Dude, you were gonna get blamed anyway. But kudos to you for taking it head on: ” This much he’s sure of — if his Lakers don’t repeat as NBA champions, fans can point their fingers at him. ‘They should. That’s exactly what should happen if we don’t repeat,’ the star forward said. ‘They won last year, and I’m the new addition. The fans expect to repeat. Everybody in LA expects a second ring. And if we don’t then yeah, they should point it right at me, throwing tomatoes and everything.’”