Breaking Down Which L.A. Lakers Newcomer Kobe Bryant Will Thrive with

September 18th, 2012 by Darius Soriano Leave a reply »
Kobe Bryant is the center of the Lakers' universe. He's not only their marquee player off the court but also the man whose game has been featured within the context of the offense they run on it. 

However, any observer also knows that the Lakers' success hasn't been built on Kobe's back alone. He's been blessed with some fantastic teammates over the years, and one of the main reasons he has five championships to his name is because of his ability to mesh his game with theirs in order to maximize results.

Heading into the 2012-13 season, Kobe has a new duo of superstar teammates to play with. Steve Nash and Dwight Howard offer an array of skills and individual talents that Kobe can play off of. One of the key variables to achieving their ultimate goal will certainly be how well these players blend together.

Playing with a point guard the caliber of Steve Nash will be a new experience for Kobe. Throughout his career, Kobe has rarely had to cede his role of primary perimeter creator, but with Nash he likely will. This, however, shouldn't be an issue for Kobe. In fact, it can actually help him be even more effective.

First off all, Nash ...

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