Rome wasn't built in a day, and NBA title contenders aren't either.
Though the Los Angeles Lakers seemingly pieced together one of the most prolific rosters in league history in the blink of an eye, they are not immune to struggles that come with developing chemistry.
Just ask the 2010-11 Miami Heat, who struggled to stay above .500 for the first 20 games of their inaugural campaign, losing eight of their first 17 games.
The current Lakers are faced with much of the same problems, none more glaring than finding a way to synchronize their star-studded core while maximizing each player's potential.
Despite the arduous nature of such a task, though, establishing a championship-caliber, dynasty-level rapport in the early going in possible.
As long as Los Angeles is prepared to make the necessary adjustments.