This is a lose-lose for the Spurs. If they win, the excuse will be "Kobe didn't play." If they lose, every Anit-Spur would try to humiliate us for losing to the "Kobe-less Lakers. Also this isn't a moral win; if a loss ensures, its a moral loss. However, I'm not to downgrade the other Lakers, because they are a solid team. This also annoys me because I wanted to see how the wing defenders of the Spurs would preform against The Mamba. All is well, though.