2010 NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs FC Barcelona Observations, Analysis

October 7th, 2010 by Mario Gonzalez Leave a reply »
The NBA season is now just around the corner, and the pre-season games have begun.

Today the Los Angeles Lakers squared off against the FC Barcelona men in Spain, for a highly anticipated pre-season match up. Many people have questions on their minds about the Lakers right now that they want answered.

How big of a blow will it be to not have Bynum early on in the season?

How well will Kobe come back from knee surgery?

How will everyone mesh together with the new pick-ups? (Barnes,Blake,Ebanks,Character)

While this is not the season opener, we'll still get a glimpse at where the Lakers are at going into the 2010 campaign for a three-peat. 

I carefully watched today's game taking notes, and here are my observations quarter by quarter for how the Lakers are shaping up at this point.

Fist Quarter:

Spanish basketball fans were treated to a long burn for Kobe in the first quarter, but sadly Bryant could not hit a jumper as he left 0-4. He did hit three free throws, but could not connect on his four rather difficult shot attempts. (even for him)

Gasol came out all guns blazing, looking ...

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