Lakers-Magic: A Positional Breakdown of the NBA Finals

Dom MitchellContributor IMay 31, 2009

Lakers-Magic: A Positional Breakdown of the NBA Finals

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    LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 16:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to make a play to the basket against Jameer Nelson #14 and Hedo Turkoglu #15 of the Orlando Magic during their NBA game on January 16, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Califo

Point Guard: Rafer Alston vs. Derek Fisher

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 27:  Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a jumper against the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE T

Shooting Guard: Courtney Lee vs. Kobe Bryant

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the second half against the Denver Nuggets in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: U

Small Forward: Hedo Turkoglu vs. Trevor Ariza

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    ORLANDO, FL - MAY 30:  Hedo Turkoglu #15 of the Orlando Magic looks on late in the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 30, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER:

Power Forawrd: Rashard Lewis vs. Pau Gasol

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Chris Andersen #11 of the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter of Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colora

Center: Dwight Howard vs. Andrew Bynum

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    ORLANDO, FL - MAY 30:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic reacts after a play late in the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 30, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. NO

Bench: Magic vs. Lakers

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    DENVER - MAY 23:  Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expre

Coaching: Stan Van Gundy vs. Phil Jackson

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  Head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the first half against the Denver Nuggets in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO

On-the-Court Leadership: Magic vs. Lakers

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Kobe Bryant #24 and Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers confer during the game with the Chicago Bulls on November 18, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and ag

Finals: Magic vs. Lakers

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    LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 16:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball during their NBA game against the Orlando Magic on January 16, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Magic won 109-103.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly