DarthRekal wrote:FSW Plays Kobes 81 last night.. Lakers Play Toronto... Tonight... Just Sayin
It's so crazy though, isn't it, how quickly Mitch turned it all around from what was essentially a one and a half man team (Lamar when he played well - only half the time back then) into the monster it is right now?
I just went to NBA.com and checked out the Lakers stat line. I know it's a small sample size but you can see the trends already. Our team currently reminds me so much of the Showtime teams in terms of depth and talent level. You've got great leaders putting up big time numbers, a big and a guard in KAJ and Magic/Gasol and Kobe. Then you have the next tier of all star caliber forward play in Silk/Worthy/Odom. Plus you've got guards/wings who can score in the starting lineup Scott/Fish. Guys off the bench who can score in Barnes/Shannon Brown/Big Mac. And you've got your big time defensive wing Artest/Coop. And you've got great role players in the second unit Blake/Rambis. And all of this without even seeing a minute of Andrew Bynum yet.
I want to say again for the record: this team is just absolutely SICK. We might not be as dominant (we aren't) as the Shaq three-peat squad. But we have the depth and talent level that approaches the Showtime squads.