The injury to Kobe Bryant, the departure of Dwight Howard and the amnestying of Metta World Peace leaves lots of questions about the Los Angeles Lakers‘ upcoming season. It is all about winning championships when it comes to the purple and gold, but it would be too much to expect one this year with all of the turmoil they have gone through.
Bryant is just a couple of months removed from surgery on his torn Achilles tendon, but he is making a remarkable comeback. The soon-to-be 35-year-old veteran has been seen recently in photos on a court with a basketball in hand. This means it could be very likely that the “Black Mamba” will be ready for the season opener on opening night against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Other news surrounding the organization this offseason was that of center Dwight Howard. We all know that the star was signed by the Houston Rockets, which left a huge hole in the Lakers’ frontcourt. They signed an experienced Chris Kaman as a replacement. Some other notable players the team added are Wesley Johnson, Elias Harris and Nick Young, all of whom will help fill the gap left by Metta World Peace.
The Lakers are a much older team than they are used to having. Many people believe that they are not at a level to compete for a championship. That may be true, but they are still a tough game on any team’s schedule.