Another night for the Lakers to begin their turn around from slump to an upward climb to resembling that dominating team that we all expected with the additions of Super stars Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.
Last night was just another lost opportunity for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers, again, looked uninspired in their 100-94 loss to the woeful Cleveland Cavilers who came in with a 4-17 record and losers of their last 5 games. Like many teams this year, the Lakers were just the medicine they needed to get things going. The Cavs got out the gates quickly by taking a 54 to 39 lead into halftime. The Lakers made a push in the 2nd half by closing the lead to 6 by the end of the 3rd quarter but they couldn’t get any closer than 3 points in the 4th.
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With Kobe becoming just the 5th player in NBA history to reach the 30,000 point in a career milestone, discussion of who is the greatest Lakers player of all time has surfaced once again. The usual names that are brought up in this discussion in addition to Kobe are Magic, Kareem, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West. While those were all great Lakers, the amount of evidence is so heavily in the favor of Kobe Bryant as the sole title holder of the greatest Lakers player ever, it is unfathomable that anybody can make an argument otherwise. Here are the top 5 reasons as to why Kobe is by far the best Lakers star of all time.
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A 1 and 4 start is not what Lakers’ fans were expecting when the Lakers formed the West Coast version of the Superteam this off-season, but that is what they got so far.
The Lakers again looked completely out of whack defensively and unconformable on the offense end last night on their way to a 95 to 86 loss in SaltLake.
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In course of 3 days, 2 of the Lakers starters have conducted themselves on the court in a manner that was so egregious and outside of the game plan that was laid out by the head coach that it required for those players to be benched during those games.
Kobe Bryant, a 14 time All Star, 5 time NBA champion and one of the greatest players to play this game at his position was benched by coach Mike Brown Sunday night in a game against Memphis with a little less than 6 minutes to play and the Lakers down by 14 points. Kobe Bryant was the only starter pulled in the game at that time and didn’t get back until 1:51 was left in the game. The Lakers ended up losing to the Grizzlies 102-96.
Andrew Bynum is widely considered as the 2nd best big man in the game today and a 2 time NBA champion was pulled Tuesday night in the game against the Warriors with about 10 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter of a closely contested game after he took an ill advised and uncharacteristic 3 point shot. Mike Brown did not call Andrew Bynum’s number for the rest of the game as the Lakers went on to beat the Warriors 104-101.
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