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131-92.

Every Lakers fan knows that score – it’s etched into their memory. It’s the embarrassment that the Lakers left the public with, not even bothering to make a game of it in the Game Six of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

But that was then.

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Tonight the Lakers start their 2008-2009 campaign and look to grab the hardware that eluded them in June, the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

The talk during the preseason was that front line none have ever seen. The triple towers of Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and the now-healthy Andrew Bynum. Well those triple towers have now been downgraded to double towers with Odom coming off the bench.

It was quite shaky in those first preseason games with Bynum and Gasol learning how to play with each other. But over the last several games, Bynum has really impressed and has given the Lakers a harder edge. However it remains to be seen if Bynum can complete a season for the very first time in his life.

Meanwhile the breakout player far and away during the preseason has been Jordon Farmar. Seen as being more effort than talent, he has trained hard in the offseason and has been going to the basket stronger than ever. If he continues anchoring the scoring of the second team along with Sasha Vujacic, this Lakers team will be unstoppable en route to that glory land.