Lakers will learn their true fate in this upcoming 8 game road trip. Whether the residual is a stronger unbeatable Laker team or a defeated one rubbing their heads, we will certainly know how this road trip tested the champs come this February 2nd. I just can't believe this next trip will take us to next month. It seems like forever.
Three teams that will give the Lakers a run for their money, Cleveland, Boston and Memphis. No disrespect to the others but I just don't see the Knicks, Raptors, Wizards, Pacers and Sixers giving the Lakers much problem.
Cleveland is the bigger game of the road trip. We need to win and regain the confidence lost from the loss on Christmas Day! Out of all the items on my list, you give me a Laker loss. Thanks Santa! Boston of course is always a big game, especially when visiting. This gives Kobe the perfect opportunity and stage for his superiority over those green exploitive exploitive exploitive. Finally Memphis will be the big exit game. The Grizzlies are playing great and have won 4 straight. Never discount Mike Conley (Averaging 10 pts & 5 assists), OJ Mayo (Averaging 19 pts), Rudy Gay (Averaging 20 pts), Marc Gasol (Averaging 15 pts, 10 rebs) and Zach Randolph (Averaging 21pts, 12 rebs). Very strong starting five that will challenge our starting five, especially when all they'll will be thinking of is coming back home from the exhausting road trip.
Laker fans unite and wear whatever it is you wear for game time luck! Not to say we will need it but it definitely couldn't hurt.