Things that are scarier than a Lakers 3-1 series lead on the Nuggets – Lakers Outsiders

Lakers Nov 17, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) smiles during game against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Here we are. The Denver Nuggets face a 3-1 deficit in their playoff series. The Los Angeles Lakers seem to have them on the ropes, but we’ve seen this situation before. The Nuggets came back from a 3-1 series deficit twice already, beating the Jazz in the first-round and the Clippers in the previous round. Many are probably still not counting the Nuggets out, with some probably even thinking that if they can do it against the Clippers, they can do it against the Lakers.

The idea is scary, but to calm Lakers fans down I just wanted to think of some things that are scarier than a 3-1 series lead on the 2019-20 Denver Nuggets.

Having a 3-1 series lead on LeBron James

Please see the “2016 NBA Finals” for reference. 

Waking up and not hearing your alarm

Sure, people complain all the time about the sound of the default Apple alarm and how it gives them chills in regards to waking up to it every countless day…but think about this. Is it even scarier to wake up to no alarm at all?

You wake up and you hear nothing. It’s Thursday, so you have work first thing in the morning. No alarm? Wow, you must have woken up early. That’s the first time since 2018! But wait. The sun is shining through the window a little brighter than usual. Oh no. Can it be? IT IS! YOU’VE WOKEN UP LATE AND HAVE MISSED YOUR FIRST TWO MEETINGS OF THE DAY.

Nothing scarier than silence in the morning. 

Finding out that your friend is a Celtics fan

Ugh. Can you imagine?!

Being Marijuana around Shia LaBeouf

If you’re marijuana around Shia LaBeouf, your days are numbered. 

Being in a room with David Dastmalchian

Sure, you’re probably thinking “Who the hell is that?”. Well, here’s a picture of him. You’ll recognize him as “The Creepy Guy” in many huge movies.

The role you will most likely recognize him from is the mental patient from Arkham Asylum that is enlisted by Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight. Definitely scarier than a 3-1 series lead on the Nuggets. 

Dwyane Johnson

Here’s a list of terrifying things that Dwyane Johnson has done:

He became the scorpion king, stopped an entire earthquake in “San Andreas”, successfully played in Jumanji, beat up Vin Diesel in the Fast and the Furious franchise, hung out with Mark Wahlberg willingly for multiple weeks, and he even ripped his home’s gate off its hinges just so he could make a film shoot on time

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Not my finest hour 🤦🏽‍♂️, but a man’s gotta go to work. We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open. I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out – but this time it wouldn’t. Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn’t have 45min to wait. By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day. So I did what I had to do. I pushed, pulled and ripped the gate completely off myself. Tore it out of the brick wall, severed the steel hydraulics and threw it on the grass. My security team was able to meet the gate technician and welders about an hour later — and they were apparently, “in disbelief and equally scared” 🤣 Not my finest hour, but I had to go to work. And I think I’m 💯 ready to be #blackadam 😄💪🏾 #ripgates

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The man is an absolute beast and I’d much rather run into a 3-1 series lead on the Nuggets rather than Dwyane Johnson in a dark alley.

Being a Popeye’s chicken sandwich around Gary Kester or Honi Ahmadian

Those two cannot get enough of the Popeye’s chicken sandwich. I mean, the public’s insane obsession with the sandwich has long been over but those two are still trying to steal our sweet Brandon Ingram’s endorsement right from under him.

To be fair, I cannot blame our two Lakers Outsiders kings. Those sandwiches are amazing and provide as good of a bang for your buck as your hipster friend’s favorite fried chicken joint.

Popeye’s…PLEASE sponsor the blog/podcast. 

Getting a PB&J sandwich with strawberry jelly

Really? Strawberry jelly? You might as well call me an asshole straight to my face. [Editors note: Strawberry jelly is great. You’re an asshole, Donny.]

Coughing

Admit it. You’re in the grocery store. You hear someone coughing. Everyone’s heads turn so fast that you think everyone might leave the store with a case of whiplash. There’s coughing going on over in aisle six. Who cares if you are wearing a mask and they are too. They might have COVID-19! Hell, at this point, you’re convinced that the bubonic plague is back from that article you read on The New York Post. And God forbid you’re in the same check-out lane as a cougher. You and the cashier are looking at each other, fearing that your lives may be over as the person coughs onto the credit card machine that you’re about to use. Terrifying.

America

Pretty self-explanatory