One of the biggest drawbacks to having the greatest media spotlight in the NBA are the gross misconceptions that spread through the consciousnesses of fans and analysts alike. The Los Angeles Lakers possess this blessing and curse.
For example, one of the most widely known urban myths is that Kobe Bryant never passes the basketball.
This notion has spread into the psyche of non-basketball fans via forums such as NBA memes and various other media outlets that cater not only to the NBA fan, but to the layman as well.
Though I am neither debunking nor agreeing with the previously mentioned notion, there is no doubt that the Lakers, given their national spotlight and large market, have accumulated a myriad of misconceptions over time that have run rampant.
These range from silly memes regarding Kobe Bryant and his lack of passing to generalizations about the softness of certain players and things of the like.
This article addresses some of the most recent and most concerning misconceptions that could ultimately prove detrimental to the team in the long run.