NBA Bridesmaids: Top 5 Reasons Carmelo Anthony and the Lakers Won't Win Rings

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NBA Bridesmaids: Top 5 Reasons Carmelo Anthony and the Lakers Won't Win Rings
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The Los Angeles Lakers have gone on a brilliant run the past decade or so, having won five of the last 11 NBA Championships on the backs of all-time Laker greats such as Shaquille O'Neal, Derek Fisher and Robert Horry, giving us memorable Finals performances that rival those of Laker legends Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy.

While the team has regrettably attracted a lot of front-running, bandwagon "fans" that showed interest in the team only once they began their most recent championship run, having eschewed the Lakers during the "lost decade" of the 1990's for teams such as the Chicago Bulls and the Dallas Cowboys, these "Faker fans", as they are commonly referred to online, will once again abandon the team en masse when the Lakers fail to bring home another Larry O'Brien Trophy over the next five years.

And perhaps this purging of the front-running bandwagoners may be the only silver lining in what will be a freezing, five-year Winterland in Lakerdom.

Pondering, "Carmelo Anthony: Should The Denver Nuggets Trade Him To The Los Angeles Lakers?" a day before the rumors broke, I suggested the Lakers need new blood, but even Anthony will not be enough to bring the Lakers back into championship contention.

As discussed in my article, "Laker Disappointment: Is It Inevitable?", the cycle of Lakers dominance is once again at an end

Here are the Top 5 reasons why.

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