Los Angeles Lakers: Why Their Much Improved Bench Is the Key to Their Three-Peat

November 3rd, 2010 by Mario Gonzalez Leave a reply »
When you think of legitimate championship contending teams in the NBA this year, who comes to mind?

While your home team may be on the list every year, most people are thinking about these few squads: The Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers.

While a case can also be made for the Oklahoma City Thunder, they should remain a second-teir team for this season.

Each one of these championship hopefuls has similar strengths, but a different secret weapon.

The Miami Heat's ace in the Hole is their over powering line up of superstars. The Heat's Big Three will dominate their opponents on both ends most nights, as their defense is very underrated up to this point. Everyone is talking about their array of offensive guns, but what really sets them apart is the instinct they possess on the defensive end.

The Orlando Magic's big gun is none other than Dwight Howard. This year he will prove to be more vital than ever to his team, as his post presence could be just what the Magic need to disrupt the Heat come playoffs time.

The Celtic's are packing a new punch this year with Rajon Rondo, as he ...

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