5 Things We Learned About the L.A. Lakers After 1st Week of NBA Season

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5 Things We Learned About the L.A. Lakers After 1st Week of NBA Season
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Prior to the 2012-13 NBA season, Los Angeles Lakers fans and NBA pundits were already crowning the team as champions. Who would have thought that the team would start the year on an 0-3 slide, their worst start to a season in 34 years?

With four superstar talents in Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard, that abysmal start would have seemed ludicrous to fans calling for a 73-win season to break the Chicago Bulls' single-season record of 72-10. However, that’s where the team stands.

They did earn a blowout win against a lowly Detroit Pistons team, but that’s done little to ease the confusion of an 0-3 start.

So how did the Lakers get to this point so early in the season? Let’s evaluate five key things that we learned about the team that is widely projected to win it all in 2013.

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