It’s Still Too Soon to Declare Lakers’ Superstar Experiment a Failure

December 18th, 2012 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
With so many analysts piling on about the early failures of the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers, it bears mentioning that this team still has 57 games left on their schedule.

To already declare this team a failure is no more premature than the organization's decision to part ways with former coach Mike Brown just five games into the season.

Considering the offseason makeover given to L.A.'s roster (eight new players were brought in), this transformation wasn't going to happen overnight.

After adding Chris Bosh and LeBron James over the 2010 offseason, the Miami Heat dropped eight of their first 17 games. With Tyson Chandler added to the New York Knicks' recently formed duo of Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony in 2011-12, the team won just three of their first 11 games.

Considering the fact that the Lakers have already been without Steve Nash (leg), Steve Blake (abdomen) and Pau Gasol (knees), their struggles should be more expected than surprising.

But that's not how the vast majority of the media have presented the Lakers performance. In fact, Bill Ingram of suggested that L.A.'s struggles have signaled the begin ...

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