Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Mike D'Antoni's Los Angeles Lakers Debut

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Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Mike D'Antoni's Los Angeles Lakers Debut
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Always the capital of NBA drama and intrigue, the Los Angeles Lakers are drawing interest in a very unique method in the 2012-13 season. 

They are doing it by ratcheting up expectations, largely disappointing and then wildly correcting course. Quite the show, wouldn't you say?

So, after Mike Brown was bounced, after Phil Jackson was slighted, all eyes will be on Mike D'Antoni's Friday debut.

The game will come against the head coach's former Phoenix Suns. It's a winnable game, which makes losing a pretty dangerous proposition. 

Here are the best and worst cases for D'Antoni's much-anticipated first effort.  

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