The muse of Raptorphernalia is pain. Psychological pain. The kind of pain caused by a reflective object—something that triggers a personal memory of weakness, of embarrassment, of humiliation. Normally, The Flagrancy inflicts this pain on opposing players. But when the Lakers next visit Toronto, the sights of Raptorphernalia will be sadistically set on Raptor fans. Because no pain is worse than the kind of pain of 01-22-06.
So wave your Kobe Bryant white flag, before Sam Mitchell does.