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The Lakers dominate the NBA with an iron fist. At the beginning of the course marked by the constant postponements from the coronavirus, the strange results, the positive ones and the sports irregularity, the Angelenos remain firm and add victories as if the thing was not with them. The 11-3 record is, at this point, the best in the North American competition, and it does not seem that the purple and gold are having a hard time winning games. LeBron James is playing fewer minutes than ever in his career, while averaging his fewest points since his rookie season.
Anthony Davis moves along a similar line, and only averaged smaller digits in minutes and scoring in his first season in the best league in the world. And yet the depth of the Angelina squad, greatly enhanced by Rob Pelinka in the market, allows them to get the matches in a natural way and without excessive efforts. And this without talking about the capacity that the franchise is having to avoid postponements or positives among its ranks. For now Clear.
Steve Kerr was the last to refer to the great level shown by the current champion. The coach, with eight titles to his credit between his respective stages as a player and coach, knows very well what it feels like to lift the trophy and what the feeling is like in the years immediately after winning them.
And that’s why he thinks the Lakers are in a very sweet moment that has reminded him of what the Warriors were in 2015-16, when they achieved 73 victories in the regular season, the best record in history over the 72-10 of the Bulls, in 1995-96. A team in which, by the way, he was also. “When a team wins a championship, it usually returns the following year with more confidence. I imagine that’s what’s going on with the Lakers“, assured the venerated technician, who assures that those of purple and gold are in a”sweet spot“. “They do not have the fatigue of having won several championships. They’re at the same point as us when we hit 73-9“.
The truth is that the Lakers are having a pleasant start to the season and it seems that they have put the automatic pilot. They are benefiting from the signings, they have a long roster and they still don’t have the best version of LeBron and Davis, unnecessary at the moment. Nobody knows where the ceiling of the Angelenos is, but when their two stars fully explode they can be more fearsome than they already seem.
With two of the best players in the competition among their ranks, a consolidated coach (Frank Vogel) and a dressing room with good chemistry and in tune, the Lakers without favorites to repeat the title. But beware that the Warriors were also the top contenders in 2015-16 and yes, they had a whopping 73 wins in regular season… but they lost the ring. There it is.
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