NBA  > Los Angeles Lakers  > The NBA, A-through-Z: Los Angeles Lakers
September 23, 2010, 10:45 PM
Support your favorite team with this youth Replica Jersey from NFL?? Equipment. This Replica jersey is made of durable, quick-drying diamond back mesh with dazzle side panels, yoke, and sleeves. The player's number is screen-printed on the front, back, and sleeves, and the player's name is screen-printed on a sewn down nameplate at the upper back. NFL?? Equipment logos are featured on the front.
??? 100% nylon mesh
??? Short-sleeve v-neck jersey
??? Team name screen-printed on the front
??? Player's number screen-printed on the chest, back and shoulders
??? Player's name screen-printed on a sewn down nameplate at the upper back
??? Jock tag shown at lower left front above the hem
??? Decorated in Minnesota Vikings colors
??? Replica product
??? Imported

For the next few weeks, I'm going to pick an NBA-related subject, A-through-Z, and tell you why it's worth your time, and why it's one of the reasons I love covering this league.

Because that's why I wanted to become a scribe who's paid to cover this league. Sharing the things I know and love with those of my kind. All that stuff.

Because I'm lucky enough to have your ear for however long, I don't care that this might come off as a bit twee. A little embarrassing. A little too forthright. I'm OK with that. Hopefully you are, as well.

"L" is for the "Los Angeles Lakers."

Mainly because there's potential there. And in basketball, more than any other sport, the lure of something that can thrill you well beyond what is offered on paper will keep you coming back. Time after time.

So the Lakers, despite those consecutive championships, don't look all that scary on paper. Little depth, brittle center, aging superstar. OK, things aren't that bad, but you can see why people might underestimate the Lakers. And, following the freak show that hit Miami this summer, I'm pretty interested in the newest, bluest way of taking in the Los Angeles Lakers.

The league's plucky overachievers.

Yes, that's pretty stupid, but the Lakers are the little team that plugs away beautifully. Sure, they boast four guys making eight figures a year, including the coach, and the team's run is pretty well-documented on national TV. Heck, it was pretty well-documented even when this outfit was shooting for 45 wins a year. But with all these superstars taking their talents to South Beach, a team full of pass-first brains running what 28 other coaches consider an outmoded offense almost seems a bit quaint.


Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.

Truth & Rumors


  1. 1
    Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
  2. 2
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
  3. 3
    Time to penalize NHL's perennial losers?
  4. 4
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
  5. 5
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards

SI Photos