Comparing this team with the 2003-04 team
First off, congratulations to the Lakers for winning the NBA title- you were a big favorite at the start of the year, you dominated the West, 65 wins, and lived up to the hype.
Anyway, got some questions:
1. Could this Lakers team that just won the title beat the 2003-04 team? (I think so- better chemistry, less bickering, no gloom and doom possibilities, an undistracted Kobe.)
2. Also, why is it that the 2003-04 team was unable to live up to the hype and expectations, while this year's team was able to? (Again, chemistry. Also, the lack of starpower may have helped- Gasol and Odom may not have sounded been as flashy as Malone and Payton, but then again...)
3. Could this year's team have beaten the 2004 Pistons? Again, I say yes.