It is two games into the season, so I am not overly concerned about the Lakers. It is a long season. There are going to be a lot of ups and downs. They have a ton of old players who are past their prime, but you can’t tell them that because they were such great players in the league.
In the end, the Lakers will go as far as Anthony Davis takes them. You heard me right. Even though LeBron is still playing amazing ball in year 19th, which is insane, Anthony Davis has always been the key to the current Lakers success. If he is playing like an MVP, they will be hard to beat regardless of who they put out on the court. If he plays average or gets hurt again, their title chances disappear.
They are a team trying to find themselves early in the season, which is why teams that have been together for a while, like the Warriors and Suns, were able to beat them. After the All-Star break, one would imagine that the Lakers will have figured out the rotations and who works best.
As far as Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard, they say they have squashed their beef.
“We squashed it right then and there,” Howard said afterward. “We just had a disagreement about something that was on the floor. We’re both very passionate about winning. We didn’t want to lose this game, so we’re just passionate. We got it out the way. We’re grown men. Things happen. But we are going to squash this little issue between me and him, and that’s my brother, that’s my teammate.”
“It’s over with,” Davis said, explaining that the dispute was over failed execution on their pick-and-roll coverage. “After the situation happened, me and DH, we talked about it and we left it at that.”
Magic Johnson is concerned.
After the game, he stated he has never seen Lakers’ teammates act that way on the bench and feels like the Lakers have internal issues even though it is only two games into the season.
Do you agree with Magic?
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