Pivot Points: The LA Lakers’ Biggest Foe May Be the Image in the Mirror

December 7th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
After witnessing the Los Angeles Lakers' latest blow-out victory against the Phoenix Suns, several realizations dawned upon me. One was that the Suns were horribly over-matched, and another was that the only team that could prevent the Lakers from repeating might be the Lakers themselves.

Regarding the Suns being over-matched, that's without question. There was simply no place on the court where Phoenix was able to establish an advantage. Even Steve Nash looked pretty normal in the face of the Laker defense.

Defense. Saying that word and consistently relating it to the Lakers seems to be a little out of the ordinary (at least before this season), but it seems that the men in purple and gold have finally grasped the concept.

With the exception of a fourth quarter break-down against the Miami Heat, the Lakers have been playing a suffocating brand of defense since the return of Pau Gasol.

They have been tenacious, aggressive, relentless and consistent. Consistent is what really stands out, because Los Angeles has always been capable of playing great defense; only in spurts.

If the Lakers are somehow able to maintain the v ...

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