Whether blinded by the gobs of talent that the team acquired or reminded of the instant returns of the super teams assembled in recent seasons, the expectations set forth for the 2012-13 L.A. Lakers were more than impossible to reach.
Well, impossible to reach through the season's first 10 games, that is.
As Dwyane Wade reminded nba.com's Fran Blinebury, the star-studded South Beach trio experienced their own trying times when they were assembled just two seasons ago. Like the Lakers, that Heat team took their own lumps in the season's early stages.
And they took those lumps despite a full complement of superstars or having to learn a brand new offensive system.
L.A.'s 1-4 start may be the obvious kindle in the firestorm that cost coach Mike Brown his job. But the franchise's condensed leash and sharp reprimand suggest that the organization was never confident in Brown's ability to handle this team in the first place.
Given new coach Mike D'Antoni's history with Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, it looks like Brown's termination was more the result of a better fit for D'Antoni and less of a depressed panic ...
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