Los Angeles Lakers: Take Out the Panic Button But Don’t Push It Yet

April 26th, 2010 by Andrew Ungvari Leave a reply »
I've heard of kicking a dog while it's down but I've also heard that's it's best to let a sleeping dog lie.

So which one is it with the 2009-10 Lakers?

I can't really tell you as of right now but I do know that we're about to find out.

Regardless of how lousy the defending champions looked in their Game 4 loss on Saturday night I feel like it's my duty to put things into perspective.

For starters, the Lakers led for all but the last 11:18 of Game 3 and trailed by two points with 13 seconds left.

So it's not as if they were blown out by the Thunder in both games.

I should also remind those Lakers fans currently surveying the contents of their medicine cabinets that teams that have gone up 2-0 in seven-game series have gone on to win those series 92 percent of the time.

Can you honestly tell me that the Lakers looked worse on Saturday night than they did in their losses to the Rockets in last year's Conference Semi-Finals?

And we all know how last season ended.

Sure there is an elephant in the room this time around. Kobe Bryant has not looked like the same player for the pas ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.