If next year playoffs return I don’t think lakers have enough to get out of the west...plus they have an ageing squad too and their role players are inconsistent at times for them
Why wouldnâ€™t they have enough to get out of the west? They just did
They didnâ€™t have to face warriors, thatâ€™s the only argument Iâ€™ve got I guess
warriors without durant arent unbeatable.
Because they have two of the best players in the league?
AD is staying and is gonna still be great, lebron is 36 but we should never expect him to regress, and quite frankly their role players might have a slight upgrade now. The team isnâ€™t changing much, and the changes theyâ€™ll have will be positives, no
Lebron has regressed , its just that he was so far ahead at his peak, him coming down a bit is still leagues ahead of 99% of the league
AD is just now entering his prime, LeBron is the ageless wonder, key players in KCP and Caruso are still young, and idk why youâ€™d think LAL would have a significantly harder time coming out of the West if they were the 1 seed last year and would have ho
AD has been in his prime for a while i think, i donâ€™t see him getting significantly better than he already is
If his mid range jumper shows consistent improvement (I doubt itâ€™ll stay at the level it was these playoffs but a solid improvement to reg season numbers isnâ€™t out of line), then I think his season numbers bump a bit. Heâ€™s got probably 2 years left
so what, even if he never improves from here hes a top 7 player in the league
Dudley mentioned that ADs next step is to improve his 3pt shot which will open up all his other tools even more. If he can be a consistent 37% guy all his other percentages will also increase.
They shouldve been the CLEAR favorites last season, somehow everyone was picking the Clippers???? Dont start this again, they clearly have the best roster in the league. LeBron+AD is more than enough to be the CLEAR favorites, come on now.
Let the disrespect begin!
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We could possibly get better. We have our full MLE while most other top teams donâ€™t, so a ring chasing quality vet could come here.
If Rondo and Dwight return and are decent then I think they should be fine. The rest of their role players arent consistent enough to overreact to losing them
Someone was telling me in another post how Howard and Rondo were not really instrumental to the Lakers title...
Lol we donâ€™t have enough to get out of the west? We just won the title
nah dude, the clippers won in 8
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Everyone whos doubting them are gonna look like clowns again when they finish their repeat next year
My money is on the warriors and its just a gut feeling or maybe Im being biased as a fan.
Well, they are 2-0 in playoff series against AD and 3-1 against James... there is a precedent.
You have a good record against them individually. Boston had a good record against Bron and DWade individually, but together, they had no chance.
2-0 against James with KD 1-1 with no KD Yâ€™all have no KD, we are a lot better it and weâ€™ll get better this off season Your precedent means jack fucking shit
This sub is hilarious. Terrible take after terrible take
You realize most teams never repeat as champions right? Its really hard to win one and extremely hard to win two. Yall were not even that dominant. You beat a 5th seed in the finals without one of their all stars for two games and it took six games! Six g
Whos gonna stop them? The Warriors?
If they dont have enough to get out of the West how did they... just get out of the West?
Its very possible but its not 100% guaranteed.
The current champ is nearly always the early favorite to repeat.
I think having LeBron and AD gives us a pretty good chance. Now, how far we will reach in the playoffs will depend on the talent around the 2 superstars. We really gotta fix that PG rotation and decide on whether Kuz is gonna stay or go. Shooting I think
Whatever moves other teams make is speculation, how that translates on the court is conjecture. So I donâ€™t know how you can say they wonâ€™t have enough to get out of the West when they just won the whole thing
So theyll be ready to shit on them if they dont win because the west is insanely stacked next season
After this run lebron basically showed anyone of talent if they wanna win they can come here. The team mentality the lakers franchise and of course california are all great reasons. Nothing is guaranteed but Im pretty sure we seen what the clippers offer.
Thats pretty much what skeptics said going into this season - at some point LeBron has to start showing some wear and tear, but its really not evident yet. Still have the #1 and a top 6 or 7 player overall as a building block. I would expect them to add