Thursday, January 16, 2014

Young's actions might just spark the Lakers

Finally some excitement came from a Lakers game. No it didn't end in a victory but it did remind fans of the same type of emotion that once fueled this team.

For the Lakers who still seek self identity and look as sluggishly lost as a walker on AMC, Nick Young did show his Hulk side that surprised fans, especially coming from a player who gives Howard a run for his money for on court smiles.

Young reacting to a pretty hard foul while driving to the hoop for his signature one-handed dunk, was actually nice to see even though nothing good came out of it. His frustrations that I'm sure was bottled up from this season's array of internal issues may just have awakened this team. At this point anything lively is better than the grave results fans have been getting. Call me crazy but Young's actions might just be the AED that revives this dying team.

It was announced today that Young will serve a one-game suspension for throwing a punch at Phoenix Sun's Goran Dragic from last night's game. Dragic was in the line of fire and had no involvement with the hard foul.

However Suns center Alex Len was ejected after receiving a flagrant foul 2 and was fined $15,000 while teammate Marcus Morris was fined $25,000 for his involvement.

Click on this link to see the video clip: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:10301792

Having now lost 6-straight, and with an overall record of 14-25 its overwhelmingly clear that this Lakers team needs desperate help from anyone who is willing to offer a helping hand. Who knows, maybe Magic and his Midas Dodger touch can make things happen - just read what's coming out of his mouth about the organization, specifically Jim Buss. 

On top of the team's already distant demeanor, after the game Young told reporters that he was disappointed with his teammates who didn't back him up during the incident. In his own words, "It was 1 on 5".

Will this team bounce back to at least mediocrity or will the purple and gold continue to spiral down in hopes for a first round draft pick?

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