The Lakers are making a case for caring about their franchise with a rare consecutive win following their monumental victory over the reigning champ Golden State Warriors.
With everything up their sleeves, the budding NBA law firm of Russell, Clarkson and Randall served court papers on the Orlando Magic beating them 107-98.
It may be too late to salvage the season, but it’s never too late to relish in the rewards of seeing your rebuilding dollars going to work.
The Lakers starting five are playing like a finely tuned band, and as Kobe Bryant mentally and physically lives out his final days, we’re witnessing a very promising passing of the torch.
D’Angelo Russell scored 27 points, had a couple from downtown, 3 assists and 3 steals. Jordan Clarkson continues to go a little bit Curry sinking 5 behind the arc for a total of 24, and Julius Randle double doubled again, with 11 rebounds and 23 points.
The past three seasons the Lakers have had to eat a lot of humble pie being the B-side of the Clippers 45, so this surge in their game makes you want to hear the song they’re singing.
It’s unfortunate that Kobe’s ego and retirement distraction got in the way of some of the young guys’ advancement, but so encouraging to know that there is some beautiful wood flooring underneath that worn wall to wall carpeting.
With 17 games still on the docket, there’s a chance that Byron’s boys could move out of their cellar dwelling Western Conference place in the standings to a spot with a better view.
The Lakers are way past the due date of miracles, but watching Kobe finally be a mentoring figure to his soon to be former teammates, is something I never thought I’d see.