I hate the Lakers. My friend hates someone whose name is also the name of an player on the Lakers, who, for the sake of anonymity, I will not mention. (Hint: it's not Kobe.)
So it was exciting moments ago when the Dallas Mavericks beat the Lakers to go up 3-0 in thier playoff series, with the unnamed players missing shots, committing fouls and generally contributing to the loss.
My friends doesn't like basketball, but we were IMing each other and it was great to be able to bond over the failure of the Lakers.