Re: KOBEGASOL VS KOBESHAQ era
Here are my thoughts:
If Shaq and Kobe could have put aside their B.S. and played the game (like Magic said) - this team could have won 5 championships. Too large egos - one team - no luck.
Kobe and Pau have a chemistry brewing that could be special. It's nice to see Lamar play with those two and he looks to be settling in nicely. Add Bynum to the mix and that gives them a dangerous 4 some. Nothing like the Lakers have seen.
So - comparing REGULAR season - this current team has something that older teams didn't (at least since the Magic - Cooper - Scott - Worthy - Jabbar). Their bench is solid (the best in the league) and their starting five is friggin awesome combo. Attitudes/friendships and egos all mesh together. They are on a mission and you can see it in their eyes.
The overlooked acquisition? Fisher. He has provided stability and leadership at the point. And his prescence is evident in the success that Farmar is seeing this year.
I LOVE the Lakers - LOOOVVVVEE THEM