Los Angeles Lakers’ Losses to Spurs and Celtics Cements Need for a Change

February 4th, 2011 by David Weiss Leave a reply »
There are two very accessible reasons the garden variety fan can cite to excuse the notable losses the Lakers have suffered thus far this season.

One is that the Lakers have been the NBA's media darling since the post-Bulls dynasty due to their overwhelming championship success, the rise and establishment of Kobe Bryant as the best and/or most complete player in the NBA, the Kobe/Shaq feud and the general glitz and glamour of Hollywood that is recurrently on display to the viewing audience.

Anyone who cares to question this claim can refer to the NBA's Christmas day schedule over the past decade. Oh, and they also happen to be the two-time defending world champions in the league. Therefore, every marquee loss is magnified to an unprecedented degree, and a series of marquee losses is worthy of raising the nation's terror alert level to red.

The second reason, which has already been posited by several Lakers players in defense of the growing criticism the team has faced since the blowout loss on Christmas day to the Miami Heat, is that they currently have the third best record in the league.

Having brought the main arguments into place, let ...

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