Los Angeles Lakers: Predicting Each Game for Kobe Bryant and Lakers in November

November 1st, 2010 by Pat Mixon Leave a reply »
The 2010-2011 NBA season gets up to full speed for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in the month of November. But, the basketball gods (and NBA headquarters) have shined down on the Lakers and given them what appears to be an easy road for the first month of the Lakers’ NBA title quest.

The journey to a three-peat NBA championship for the Lakers is less sprint and more “marathon” as head coach Phil Jackson loves to point out. And, for this section of the race, the road looks flat and easy. 

For the Lakers, the only month that truly matters is June. This November will be cruising time. It will allow for Kobe Bryant to continue to heal and get to 100 percent on his surgically repaired knee.

And, the easy road will also allow the newly acquired Lakers like point guard Steve Blake, forward Matt Barnes, and back-up center Theo Ratliff ample time to learn the triangle and gel with their new teammates.

What a flat road also does is give the Lakers momentum. Sure, the NBA season will balance out on the Lakers with stronger opponents and more road games as the months progress, but an easy start gives the team confi ...

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