L.A. Lakers’ Pivot Points: Five Potholes on the Road to a Repeat, Part 5

December 3rd, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
So it has come to this. After more than five weeks of analyzing possible challengers to the throne currently held by the Los Angeles Lakers our journey has reached it's final stop with the most logical and perhaps, most anticipated team in the East.

San Antonio, Denver, Cleveland, and Orlando would all be worthy opponents to the Lakers, and all have a realistic chance of derailing their championship hopes, but the Boston Celtics provide a higher tier of obstacles both physically and mentally.

Boston, out of the three elite Eastern Conference teams, are the only ones to have tasted the nectar of an NBA championship, and they have the swagger and the confidence in their abilities to fully believe they are destined to return.

It is no small matter that the Celtics' 2008 championship came at the expense of the Lakers, and likewise the fashion in which Boston was coronated was brutal and humiliating to the Lakers and their pysche.

Los Angeles was battered and beaten-down in a 40 point humbling, Game Six defeat that was the signature piece to a series in which the Lakers were out-muscled, out-manned, and completely out-performed.

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