Laker Stars Finally Realizing Mitch Kupchak’s Vision

December 29th, 2012 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
Even as the owners of the Los Angeles Lakers continue to look like a bunch of bumbling idiots after the first few months of the NBA season, the team's GM, Mitch Kupchak, is finally seeing his vision come together.

Everybody knows the woes Los Angeles went through to get to this point.

The Lakers found themselves at a low point after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks on their most recent road trip. Their record had plummeted to 9-14 and things looked dismal. 

A few wins against the struggling Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Bobcats was certainly nice, but by no means did the team look like it had turned things around.

They were barely able to squeak by Charlotte, winning 101-100 after a rousing comeback, and the team was still two games below .500 in the middle of December.

Then came the return of Steve Nash.

Pau Gasol had already come back from his short stint resting with sore knees in the game against Charlotte, and he was looking fresher. Nash's return, however, was the piece that put them over the top.

In the few games since Nash's ret ...

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