Thanks to an active free-agency season courtesy of GM Mitch Kupchak, the Los Angeles Lakers are now in a position where star shooting guard Kobe Bryant could very well match Michael Jordan in winning his sixth championship ring.
With a real point guard in Steve Nash controlling the offense and one of the game's most dominant centers in Dwight Howard manning the middle, the Lakers are now the team to beat in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. Combine the new talent's skills with the clutch scoring of Bryant, and the possibilities are truly endless. Needless to say, the fans are excited.
Yet, merely having players like Nash, Howard and even Antawn Jamison on the roster doesn't guarantee the Lakers a title. Rather, each of the team's new stars, along with the team as a whole, will help bring Kobe championship ring No. 6 in their own special way.
For the first time in what seems like decades, the Lakers won't just be the Kobe Bryant Show with special guest star Pau Gasol. This is the true definition of a team and knowing Bryant, he'll stop at nothing to finish the season on top.
The fact of the matter is that the Lakers are in a prime position to win a sixth championship ring with Bryant on the roster. Since their approach is completely unpredictable given the variety of players in the starting lineup, there are a number of ways through which they can go all the way.