Almost a quarter of the season has passed and the Los Angeles Lakers have played well as a unit. However, it is who has performed at a high level that has been the topic of every barbershop and beauty salon from Los Angeles to Oakland.
But it isn't how a team starts, but how it finishes. Yet those rules do not apply to this group of Lakers. Few Laker teams started a season with so many questions and so little answers.
What was a Mike Brown offense going to look like? How would No. 24 respond after his 1100th knee surgery? Will Andrew Bynum make it through a season?
Will the gaping hole they have at the point destroy any championship dreams that currently exist? Is this still a championship group?
Yes, it is virtually impossible for the Purple and Gold crew to answer all those questions in just the first quarter. Yet, with any question we are now seeing the answers form right in front of our eyes. Fans
should be confident that when tested, the Lakers will pass with flying colors.
Keeping with the schoolyard theme let us take a minute and grade each Laker’s performance thus far.