Five Ways the Lakers Must Prepare for Potential Finals Showdown With Heat

July 16th, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »
The Lakers successfully repeated as NBA Champions a little more than a month ago, so could it be too early to be talking about a potential Finals matchup against a team whose nucleus has never been seen together on the NBA hardwood? Not really. Not when that nucleus includes Kobe Bryant's two greatest (and perhaps only remaining) rivals. Not when the Lakers are on the verge of doing something only Michael Jordan's Bulls have ever accomplished: winning three consecutive NBA titles on two separate occasions in the span of 10 years. Not when the team most likely to stand in the Lakers' way of that goal encompasses three of the best 12 players in basketball and not when we may be witnessing the beginning of the next great rivalry in the NBA. Should the Lakers and Heat meat in the NBA Finals, a possibility that some believe to be inevitable, here are five ways that the Lakers can earn victory.Begin Slideshow


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