The Los Angeles Lakers boast one of the best starting lineups in the entire league, but a good starting five is not a recipe for a championship.
Supporting players are important, just look at this year's NBA Finals. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Sixth Man of the Year, James Harden, and a solid contributor in Nick Collison.
The Miami Heat had a slew of talented players and veterans that included Mike Miller, Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem and Norris Cole.
Bench play is crucial in both the regular season and the playoffs, and I'll break down how the Lakers will use their role players this year.