L.A. Lakers’ Pivot Points: Five Potholes On The Road To A Repeat, Part 2

November 9th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The first installment in this series dealt with the Denver Nuggets and the challenges they presented to the Los Angeles Lakers in their quest for a repeat. 

The Nuggets are one of two Western Conference teams that possess certain qualities that could counter the Lakers dominance. The only other team with a realistic chance is probably the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs have the same advantages as the Nuggets, namely depth, and quickness at the point guard position, but in contrast they are much more powerful in the paint than Denver.

Their post strength starts with superstar Tim Duncan, but unlike past years the Spurs have a dearth of possibilities to choose from after Duncan.

Duncan is arguably the best power forward the game has ever seen and continues to remain at the top of his game today.

His dominant consistency is often over-shadowed by his low-key personality, which makes it easy to sometimes forget about Duncan when discussing the game's best.

Make no mistake though, once Duncan is on the court it's impossible to understate his presence. He wears No. 21, and he's the one with the fundamentally perf ...

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