There are many reasons why the Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for the next season. They have a lot of young talent, which is one of the main reasons why they are currently second in the NBA. They also have one of the highest paid players in the league in Kobe Bryant, and he has a lot of say on what direction the team will go in. In this article, I want to give you an inside look at what the future holds for the Lakers.
The first part of the prophecy states that the Lakers will challenge for a championship in two years. Kobe has already indicated that he wants to win a championship in his career, so that is pretty good news for fans and players. He is the best player in the league, and he knows how much the Lakers mean to him. He also mentioned that the younger players on the team have to be prepared to win a championship as well.
That sounds like good news to me. The Lakers are a young team with some really talented players that are going to get better as time goes on. They are young, so they can always add another quality player in the draft or via trades. They have cap space, so it should not be hard to sign another star to come to Los Angeles.
The problem that I have with that part of the prophecy is that they have a lot of question marks. First, is there enough gas in the tank to go from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference in just two years? If the answer is no, that makes it very difficult to win a championship in that timeframe. If they were a little bit better during the regular season, it might be a little easier to go from the West to the East, but it seems unlikely. Los Angeles is such a fantastic market that they probably could lose key pieces of their team during the off-season. Does that make it impossible to win a title?
I think it depends on the final four players. Will they have enough talent and depth to overcome the other powerhouse teams in the league? That might be an easy thing to do if they already have two rings under their belt, but they are still on their rookie contract. So it will all depend on this bunch of guys.
This is the other part of the prophecy that excites me. What will happen if they don't take care of business this year? It would be a devastating thing for the franchise, but if they don't go far in the playoffs, then I don't see that happening. I'm expecting them to do well in the future, especially with the number of young guns that are on their team. They need to develop a superstar in order to keep the Lakers relevant in the future.
If I'm wrong and the Lakers go into the offseason without a single player from the top three, then they are done. They can't sign any more players, and their chances of developing a superstar are gone. It is almost like they have been traded. It's bad. The longer they go without a title, the worse it looks for the Lakers.
I hope that they do go far in the playoffs, and I really do. I don't think there is any doubt about that. They are the Lakers, and anyone who has been around the team long enough knows that they aren't going to come in without a fight. They're a team that is definitely talented, and they have the tools necessary to take home a championship. I just don't see it happening this year.