Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Random Things To Look Forward To This Season

By Anthony F. Irwin

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Underrated Reasons To Tune In This Season

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Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers have heard the obvious reasons to tune in this year -- Kobe Bryant is back, Steve Nash’s final season, the potential for an improbable playoff run, the list goes on. Here are five underrated things we can anticipate.

5. Steve Nash High-Fives

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5. Steve Nash High-Fives

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He’s an all-time passer, amazing shooter, and will be playing to end his Hall of Fame career on a high note. If the over-under is infinity, take the over.

4. Robert Sacre Dancing

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4. Robert Sacre Dancing

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His celebrations since joining the Lakers have garnered plenty of deserved attention. Whether he goes with the safe bets like air guitars and hold-everyone-back-like-they-might-run-onto-the-court or comes up with something original will keep me interested.

3. Nick Young Fashion

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3. Nick Young Fashion

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Swaggy P has enjoyed the Laker lifestyle as much as really any player in recent memory. His choices in clothing are, interesting, let’s say. If those choices take another step forward, he’ll be mentioned among the NBA’s elite in that regard. Move over, Russell Westbrook.

2. Carlos Boozer Pick-And-Roll Defense

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2. Carlos Boozer Pick-And-Roll Defense

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Head coach Byron Scott can stress defense all he wants, but he’ll never take the humor that is Carlos Boozer’s defense away from the fans. Tom Thibodeau took the step of benching Boozer during late in fourth quarters to eliminate this issue, but he had the wrong idea. The Lakers need to add a spotlight during games to highlight how great those situations can be.

1. Nick Young’s Inevitable Murder (And Kobe Bryant's Alibi)

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1. Nick Young’s Inevitable Murder (And Kobe Bryant's Alibi)

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A favorite image near the end of Mike Brown’s tenure with the Lakers was the Kobe Death Stare that got Brown fired. I will hear no other cause, no matter how logical they may be. This year, Kobe Bryant will undoubtedly share minutes on the court with Young, and hilarity will ensue. But like they say: “It’s all fun and games ‘til the back-up shooting guards gets murdered.”

Anthony F. Irwin is an NBA writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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