Are you kidding me? Now I will be the first Lakers fan to admit that I don't like that organization very much, but basketball bias aside, I just don't see how people expect that team to be a dynasty in the making. I mean they have a number of notable players: Roy, Aldrige,Outlaw, Rodriguez, fernandez,Bayless, and a good bench. They're tough and well coached and they have a true Center in Greg Oden. The one glaring omission from this list is a true veteran leader, and people say that the team will grow into a group of veterans but that can never be assured. Look at Chicago from a few years back, they had all the promise in the world yet it never panned out. Look at the Lakers during their rebulding stage, they pushed the Suns all the way to 7 games and everyone knew they would be a better team next year, and they weren't. And the Lakers had the best player in the world at that time. A slew of things can happen between now and the two to three years that they are"ready to contend". Injuries(greg oden maybe?), free Agency, team chemistry issues, just to name a few.
The bottom line is this, us fans of sports have to stop hoping during our analysis. I think that sports overall has become about potential, from drafting to BLOGGERS RANKINGS and not about the obvious. People should be sayingPortland is a nice young team that should contend for a playoff spot this year.Thats it, and next year if they improve lets state it then, but let us not crown them champions of 2010-11 quite yet.
thank you for your time on the subject
Edited by Kobynum Gasodom 2, December 01, 2008 - 05:45 PM.