Last Week & The Lakers: What Me, Worry?
A week ago Lakers fans while enjoying the All Star festivities still were a little apprehensive after three consecutive losses on the road to Orlando, Charlotte and Cleveland. Maybe apprehension isn’t the right word for it. Panic. Yes, that’s it. A wave of hysterical panic made its way all throughout the Southland from the deserts to the valleys to the beaches to even the isles.
Since the All Star Break the Lakers routed the Atlanta Hawks, won at a place they rarely win at in Portland, shut the Griffins down and decided to take some charges in a defensive stand in Oklahoma City.
So this makes me wonder why anyone would pay attention to the Lakers before March. Well unless they were remarkably horrible or on the verge of breaking their own consecutive game winning streak, what’s the point?