Lakers: Thank Goodness the Bobcats Aren’t Contenders

March 6th, 2010 by Josh Broudy Leave a reply »
Sometimes superior teams just can't win against certain inferior opponents. 

Historically, that's how it is for for the Lakers facing the Bobcats. No matter the personnel for the Bobcats, the Lakers just can't seem to beat them twice in a season.

The Lakers got handed their worst defeat of the season last night in Charlotte. 

This rough stretch raises questions: What if the Bobcats were title contenders? What if the Bobcats were in the finals vs the Lakers?

Now these are completely hypothetical questions because, unlike football, basketball playoff series are played in more than one game. 

It's not as if the Bobcats will be able to beat the Hawks, Magic, or Cavaliers in a playoff series. 

But going back to the question. The Lakers would be in trouble if they faced the Bobcats.

They create various matchup problems for the Lakers. For one, Tyson Chandler is a great shot blocker. He can match up against either Bynum or Gasol.

Theo Ratliff is much older, and isn't as versatile, but he can still play a bit.

Stephen Jackson played some solid defense against Brya ...

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