NBA Editorial: The LakeShow

Lebron James and Anthony Davis after beating the Utah Jazz last season.

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Lebron James and Anthony Davis after beating the Utah Jazz last season.

Jared Iavarone-Campbell, Editorial

      The Lakers will make the playoffs for the first time since 2013. With new additions to the team (Anthony Davis, Jared Dudley, Quinn Cook, Dwight Howard, and others), the team is looking better than it has in years. Lebron James and Anthony Davis are even being compared to Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, one of the best duos of all time. That is good company to be in. 

       Both James and Davis have been regarded as two of the top players in the league and their pairing is a deadly mixture. In the preseason games they both played in, they put up great stats. These key players have been reaching their full potential. 

       Senior and fellow Laker fan, Billy Jukes, thinks they will go to the playoffs, make a big splash in the postseason, and surprise many people. Lakers have not only playoffs on their mind, but the championship, too. With determination, talent, and great coaching like that, it should be an easy road to the promised land. 

   Lebron, averaging 27.4 points per game and being the leader he is, affects everyone around him in a positive and contagious way. This, plus the all-star talent Anthony Davis averaging 25.9 brings to the table, should skyrocket the team. 

   The biggest competition of the Lakers in the west are the Warriors, but they are missing Klay Thompson with a torn ACL. That means the Warriors don’t have a complete team and rely heavily on shooting threes. If the Lakers can stop their shots, they can stop the Warriors. The Staples Center and The Lakeshow is back on the map.