Kobe Bryant And The Lakers: How Team Can Get Out Of Tailspin

December 29th, 2010 by Benjamin Larsen Leave a reply »
Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are in what any team would call a tailspin.

Losers of three straight lopsided contests, the Lakers need to turn things around quickly if they hope to remain among the legit contenders in the extremely rugged Western Conference.

With the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks well in position to battle for the conference’s top seed, and Utah and Oklahoma City not far behind, the time is clearly now for the Lakers.

But how do they do it?

How do the Lakers bounce back into prominence in the Western Conference?

Defense, Defense, Defense

In my opinion, it starts with defense. In the Lakers’ 10 losses this season, they’ve allowed more than 90 points in all but one of them, and have allowed the opposition to break the century mark four times.

While Bryant may be a solid one-on-one defender with the capability of shutting down an opponent, depending on the matchup, the Lakers can improve their team defense mightily.

With bodies like Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum on the floor, Los Angeles has the pieces to take over a g ...

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