The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a dismal season a year ago. Ironically, they had Dwight Howard, the self-proclaimed “most dominant center in the NBA” and two-time League MVP, Steve Nash aboard, plus a roster loaded with “aging” talent.
After firing Mike Brown during the first weeks of the 2012-2013 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Mike D’antoni’s services for its vacant head coaching position. The search included a series of interviews with other potential candidates. That stretch also featured a rumor of the possibility of the return of P-Jax to the Lakerland. However, that rumor never materialized. That was probably the most stressful news for the Purple and Gold fanaticos out there!
Last Season’s Result: A 7th place finish in the West and an early summer break for Dwight and Coach Mike.
During the free agency period, Dwight decided to sign with the Houston Rockets for a contract worth $88 Million payable within the next 4 years. Hooray for LA! The Dwightmare ends. Kobe is happy and we are all happy!
After the departure of the Superman, where do the Lakers rank so far in terms of talent and the chance of winning the title this year? Absolutely not in the top 5. Sorry Lakerfolks, but that’s the truth.
As of the moment, the Lakers hold a win-loss card of 2-3. That must be fine. Definitely fine when your star player is still recovering from a torn Achilles. To give you a glimpse of the bright side this year, the Lakers defeated the Clippers on opening night without a player exceeding 30 minutes of playing time. Somebody give Coach Mike a watch! But, kudos to him for he was able to rotate his players properly.
Kobe will be back. Yes! Before Christmas, but for the whole Laker Nation, the return of the Black Mamba is as important as my school allowance is to me. Truly indispensable.
The presence of Dwight? Well, it is like having two noses; it’s not really necessary.