OX1947 wrote: Magic Skywalker wrote:
OX1947 wrote:I have watched a lot of basketball in my time. Laker homer or not, if this team is healthy the entire way, no one is beating them. Especially Miami. If Howard gave Miami fits with Hedo, Jameer and Redick playing a long side him, how the hell are they going to stop him with Kobe, Nash, Artest and Gasol? OKC will be an interesting team, but we already saw how the Lakers pretty much shut down their offense well for 2 games that should have been wins had the Lakers OFFENSE not given Durant the ball to score in 2 secs when they had two leads. And now you are telling me, with Howard as the anchor, it wont be better? Come on.
Lakers are going to destroy team next year. If they do not win at least 65 games next year, that will be embarrassing.
Then prepare to be embarrased. While Nash, Kobe, Pau and Howard is really an impressive team, it's still a newly assembled team, they need to figure out each other and gain some experience together. Hopefully, come Playoffs time, they will have everything figured out, but we will most probably have some struggles during the Regular Season, specially in the pre All-Star period.
You mean how the Celtics in 2008 and Miami in 2010 had to figure it out?
While the Celtics are indeed an exception, yes, I mean how Miami in 2010 had to figure it out.
I'm not saying we won't win the title (actually, I honestly think we will), but it usually takes some time for a team to reach its potential.
Also, I do think we might win 60 games, but the 65 win mark its pretty elite, while I wouldn't say I'd
be completely surprised by reaching it, it is a great accomplishment, and most definitely, not something to be embarrased about if its not reached.