I know I said I would wait on this for a couple weeks, but I come from an ADHD family and don't have the patience to wait anymore. There comes a point in a man's life where he needs to put his money where his mouth is and to prove a few haters wrong... A few terms and notes of the bet: If the Pacers win more regular season games than the Lakers in 2017-18, Shaqdaddy must wear an avatar of my choice for three months, from the start of May until the end of July. And I have the right to allow any message board friends (@handicappers , Wiggy, etc.) to help me pick the avatar. If the Lakers win more games than the Pacers, I have to sport an avatar of Shaqdaddy's choice for the same time frame. And likewise, Shaqdaddy's message board friends (Heatles, ChiefsLakers67, DJ, etc.) are allowed to help pick the photo. Tiebreaker will go to whichever team scores the more combined points in the head-to-head series. Last season, I took five and a half months away from Hoopla and might do the same this season. As I approach my 30th birthday next winter, I will be headed back to school and take a course in medical terminology in addition to my continued employment as a dietary aide. There's a strong likelihood that I will be eliminating some of the drama in my life while I take this class. I can't be a dietary aide my whole life (LOL). With that in mind, I promise to be back in time to honor my side of the bet. If I, HurricaneDij39, fail to uphold my end of the bet (which a few numbskulls think I would do in spite of my history of taking avi bets on CBS), then Hoopla has the right to permaban me from this board. A rundown of past avatar bets I have taken in my message board history since joining CBS back in 2007: I made bets regarding the Lakers with a Lakers poster of CBS with the SN VicDaRuler, during three consecutive season. He won the bet the first two times. The third time I won, but he never made his back to honor his side. Suspiciously, his fellow Laker posters at the time hadn't heard from him either, which led me to believe that maybe he got killed in a car wreck or something. R.I.P. Vic. I made a bet with a CBS poster named Zagstuh over win totals of the Pacers and Warriors one year. I won, and made him sport a Mike Dunleavy Jr. avatar. I made a bet with @bksballer89 regarding the post-Dwight Howard Orlando Magic. He won that one. @Shaqdaddy11 Deal??? (Slams pen on clipboard...) @trojanfan12 Feel free to sticky this if you feel it's necessary. The funny thing is, if I lose this bet, it likely means the Pacers will have a high lottery pick while the Lakers still won't have a lottery pick at all regardless of where they finish. So, I really don't have a great amount to lose here.