Until we see them take the court, the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will be the biggest mystery in the NBA.
Father Time appears to be catching up to LeBron James. It’s a rarity if Anthony Davis stays healthy a full season. And the Lakers added a ton of veteran stars like Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony this off-season. No one knows how this odd bunch will come together. But several are already making predictions.
Kendrick Perkins, LeBron’s former teammate in Cleveland, is high on the Lakers this upcoming season. In fact, he went as far to call them the favorite to win the championship. Channing Frye isn’t as optimistic.
Frye is very worried about the Lakers’ team age. We don’t blame him. The Lakers are the oldest team in the NBA this season – that could come back to haunt them.
“I was listening to you. I don’t agree with you,” Frye said in response to Perkins’ prediction. “I love Bron. I love AD. I like Melo. I like Russell Westbrook. It is 2021. There’s not enough balls to go around. … In the playoffs, it’s a big ‘what-if’. This old a– team has to make it 82 games to the playoffs.”
He’s not wrong.
The Lakers could be one of the best teams in the NBA early on in the 2021-22 season. It could turn into a different story by the time the playoffs roll around. Will the Lakers’ key players even be healthy by then?
The good news is LeBron James and Anthony Davis still wear the purple and gold. That duo, when healthy, is lethal. It’s just a matter of the two staying healthy.
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