Well it seems that the Lakeshow have come off of their post all-star break high of winning 17 out of 18 games, by losing two straight games to the surging Denver Nuggets and scrappy Utah Jazz right?
That rhetorical and obviously satirical comment could not be further from the truth. The only negative aspect of their “2-game losing streak” is that their chance of clinching the number one seed in the Western Conference is all but over. That’s all!
The Mamba is back to being the Black Mamba, Dr. Phil is pretty much in his “zenful” place, AB is dominating on defense and the glass, while The Spaniard is looking like a technician in the post again. L.O. is clearly the runaway favorite for the Sixth Man of The Year Award, Ron-Ron is in contributive spirits once again, and D-Fish is in his savvy veteran playoff mode that always goes unnoticed, but strikes at the perfect time.
I said all that to say this, you don’t really want to see the two-time defending champions in a seven-game series , do you? Not when they are playing at this level, maybe mid-season Lakers, but not this version. Because if so, you will be in for a rude awakening you just weren’t prepared for.
With five games left in the remainder of the season, expect the Lakers to use these contests as a ”focus meter” to show how locked in they are into making another playoff run. The one thing about this team that is different from their last two championship runs, is that the entire squad will be relatively healthy when the playoffs start. Which in my estimation, will bring about a predetermined fate for the rest of the league, that doesn’t look too promising, now that the Lakeshow have regained their championship swagger back.
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Written by Arthur Kai