The Los Angeles Lakers: The Psychology of Champions

March 12th, 2010 by Nate Smith Leave a reply »
Many observers this season have written about how the Lakers are playing below par. Teams are apparently finding weaknesses in the Lakers. According to the critics, the Lakers' interior is too soft with Pau Gasol patrolling the paint. The point guard play of Derek Fisher is downright terrible as he lets opposing point guard after opposing point guard cruise to the lane.

Kobe Bryant shoots too much and he prevents effective and efficient ball movement. These same critics say that the Lakers don't have the heart or the toughness to be champions.


These Lakers are just too damn good. Everyone worrying over the Lakers' struggles need to relax. The Lakers are bored. They are going through the motions. They are waiting for the playoffs to begin. See, for the champs, that's what they play for: Championships.

The Denver Nuggets have looked unbelievable against the Lakers this season. They have looked invincible in their two wins over the Lakers and looked great in their one loss to the Lakers. By contrast, the Lakers have looked lethargic and bored. Even the energy and insults thrown at the Lakers by Nuggets pl ...

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