The Los Angeles Lakers Are Victims To Their Own Defensive Tendencies

March 5th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
To be a follower of the Los Angeles Lakers, it is necessary to come to terms with several absolute truths about the team, with the purpose of preserving sanity as the main motivation.

For instance, everyone wishes Pau Gasol would attack the rim with authority on the offensive end, but his versatility and talent makes his sometimes soft approach easier to live with.

Likewise, the inconsistency of Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom have been a point of contention as long as the two have donned the Laker purple and gold, but their talent and potential have over-shadowed inconsistency issues.

In both cases, each of the players mentioned are battle tested and approved, and their obvious impact on the fortunes of the team outweigh any questions about their motivation or desire.

Harder to reconcile is the Lakers' inability to defend on the perimeter, and that may be the one issue that Laker fans will be hard pressed to dismiss as an anomaly they are willing to deal with.

It's a familiar concern for the Lakers, but it is one that threatens to derail repeat championship aspirations, and has to be considered the major flaw for o ...

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