Los Angeles Lakers: Rasheed Wallace Adds Toughness to Already Potent Defense

February 25th, 2012 by Andre Khatchaturian Leave a reply »
The addition of Rasheed Wallace to the Los Angeles Lakers may seem like a last -ditch effort to gain respectability in the league. It looks like an acquisition of an over-the-hill player that's not going to provide much output for the Lakers. 

However, Rasheed's defense, strength, toughness and grit establishes the Lakers identity as a team that's not going to be pushed around with anymore.

They have attitude now.

You can call them the Crazies because Rasheed Wallace along with Meta World Peace, who are two of the most polarizing and infamous players in NBA history, will be playing on one team now. 

If it was hard to score on the Lakers before, it's going to be an even more arduous task now.

Last season, the Lakers were deemed soft when the Dallas Mavericks overpowered them in an easy four-game sweep. This year, soft is the antonym of the Lakers. 

The team is already in the top five in defense and leads the league in rebounding. Mike Brown's system has revitalized the Lakers defense, which was much maligned during the Phil Jackson era. They weren't known for their defense. Now, it's pretty much all ...

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