Unfortunately for Karl, even he admits that his hatred for the Lakers stems from his struggles in getting past one of basketball's most decorated franchises.
"I can't deny that I just despise the Lakers," Karl told the Denver Post. "There's a bigger [description] for it [that I can't use in public]. I've been beaten by them too many times. I didn't expect them to be bad this season, but when they got Steve Nash, I can't deny I was really upset."
Imagine how he felt when he found out that the Lakers had also swooped in and nabbed All-Star center Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic.
That might have been the move that prompted Karl send Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak a text message and hypothesize that the GM had a rabbit's foot where the sun don't shine.
Hat tip to Sports by Brooks for passing this along.