Lakers Nation Week In Review: Dec. 15 – Dec. 22
The Los Angeles Lakers received some great news during the week as Pau Gasol returned to the lineup from his injury, and also, their All-Star point guard Steve Nash is reportedly on the verge of playing.
The Lakers have struggled this season and although they had a pretty successful two-game week, no one expected the team to be below .500 at this point. Los Angeles is surely not playing up to expectations and many players are having trouble adjusting to the new offense put in place by Mike D’Antoni.
However, many people are expecting great things out of Nash and they are hoping he can turn this Lakers season around. It was another hectic week at Lakers Nation and here is a week-in-review.
Lakers Nation Game Recaps:
The Los Angeles Lakers paid a visit to Kobe Bryant’s home city on Sunday, and they beat the Philadelphia 76ers pretty handedly. Kobe Bryant enjoys playing games at Philadelphia and with the end of his career approaching, he is cherished what could be one of his last visits to the city. The Lakers played extremely well in the match and took care of the Sixers, 111-98, wining their second consecutive game.
The Charlotte Bobcats came to Staples Center on Tuesday, and to the surprise of many people, they presented the Lakers with quite a challenge. The Bobcats held a double-digit for most of the game and it seemed like the Lakers would falter to one of the weakest teams in the league. However, the Lakers avoided humiliation and pulled off a stellar fourth quarter to beat the Bobcats, 101-100.
Lakers Nation News:
Steve Nash will make his return from injury onWednesday against the Golden State Warriors.
Pau Gasol and Mike D’Antoni met to discuss their differences and late game situations.
Magic Johnson believes Steve Nash can be the leaders the Lakers need.
According to rumors the Lakers are looking to trade Jordan Hill.
An opposing assistant coach blames Kobe Bryant for the Lakers’ struggles.
The Lakers are supposedly still looking to improve the backcourt.
Kobe Bryant is expected the play the small forward position.
Dwight Howard believes Nash will help the Lakers on defense.
Kobe Bryant praised Mike D’Antoni for the trust he has in his players.
Pau Gasol claims that his explosiveness has returned.
Andrew Bynum states that Kobe Bryant hindered his growth.
Kobe Bryant hinted at retirement following the Lakers’ win over the Sixers.
Dwight Howard refused to talk about Andrew Bynum.
The Lakers reportedly passed up on a trade for Josh Smith during the summer.