Arch Enemies: Can The Jazz Overcome The Mighty Lakers?

May 2nd, 2010 by Kraig Williams Leave a reply »

Every superhero needs a villain: Superman has Lex Luther, Batman has the Joker, and Spiderman has the Green Goblin.  It's not much different for great NBA teams; Jordan's Bulls struggled with the bad boy Pistons for years.  Those same Pistons were battling Larry Bird's Celtics before that, and right now the Utah Jazz have the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Now by no means are the Utah Jazz a great team yet, but only because they have failed to get it done in the playoffs.  A break through against the Lakers this year would suddenly vault the Jazz into the upper echelon of teams in the West and suddenly they would become a title contender instead of just another early round road bump.

To extend the superhero analogy, if the Jazz are Superman then the Lakers are Lex Luther in Kryptonite body armor.  Every weakness the Jazz have is a strength of the Lakers, as proven by the last two years when the Lakers easily ended the Jazz season in 6 games in 08 and in 5 games in 09.

So what do the Jazz need to do to make it ...

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