Ranking Every L.A. Lakers Player by Importance to Championship Run

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Ranking Every L.A. Lakers Player by Importance to Championship Run
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The revamped Los Angeles Lakers’ roster for the 2012-2013 season added not only two new members of the starting five in Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, but also inserted two key role players to improve what was a very lackluster bench last season in Antawn Jamison and Jodie Meeks.

Not only are the Lakers one of the favorites to come out of the Western Conference with a top seed this season, but they’re poised for a championship run as well. Guys like Howard and Nash are seeking their first ever championship rings, while Kobe Bryant is targeting the sixth of his illustrious career.

For the Lakers to win it all this season however, every player on the roster will have to embrace his role and help the team in any way possible.

With a star-studded cast, some Lakers players will obviously be more pivotal than others. Nevertheless, the role players will have to perform as well if this team stands a chance at regaining glory via the Larry O’Brien trophy.

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