The Los Angeles Lakers is a team that can go either way during the regular season.
Many think that the Lakers are likely to win another championship and complete its second three-peat in twelve years. Jerry Buss thinks that the roster may be the strongest of his 30 years of team ownership, as Los Angeles improved its weakest areas on the roster (bench and point guard).
However, there are many threats that loom in the NBA, standing in the way of LA being handed another Larry O’Brien trophy.
The Miami Heat have been the most talked about team during the offseason and the Miami Thrice core of Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and Lebron James is sure to make the Heat one of the favorites to win it all.
Many of the other top teams from last year should be back stronger than ever including teams like Boston, Orlando, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, and Portland among others.
Obviously the Lakers cannot control what other teams do. But can the organization have more control over its own fate?
Lakers fans hold a high standard over the team. Any season that doesn’t end with a championship is considered a failure, especially when the team is one of the favorites.
In this article, I present 10 scenarios that could derail the back-to-back reigning champions. Some scenarios are more likely than others and while all of them are technically possible, some have a bit of humor thrown in the mix.
But any of these scenarios happening would spell a doomsday for the Lakers.