Should People in La La Land Be Worried About The Play Of The Lakers?

Michael BroginContributor IApril 14, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 15: Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with teammates against the Golden State Warriors during an NBA game at Oracle Arena on March 15, 2010 in Oakland, California.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

     On Tuesday Night, the Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 in front of 18,997 fans at home.  It was not the typical victory that Lakers' fans have come to expect. Although the Lakers played the game without the services of Kobe Bryant, the final score was too close for comfort.  The Lakers, even with the absence of Kobe Bryant should have beaten the barely breathing Kings by an easy 20 points.  This margin of victory against the Kings is just one example of the recent poor play by the Lakers who have lost 3 out of their last 6 contest. 

     This is  not the kind of momentum a team wants going into the Playoffs.  As the NBA Playoffs are slated to begin soon, the Lakers appear destined to battle a hungry group of talented young players in the Oklahoma City Thunder. Although the Lakers recent lack luster performances may fuel some members of La La land to believe that everything is not going well for the Lakers, this is not the case. The Lakers will prevail, and get their act together, as most veteran teams do when time calls for it.  The Lakers have experience and talent, and their recent slump is normal.  Their slump just happens to have occurred at an inconvenient point in the season.  In the end, the Lakers will get their act together, as well as their winning ways, and all the worrying feelings in La La land will be extinguished.