Re: Metta World Peace: "We definitely want to beat the Bulls record and go 73-9"
Mid-way through the season, the Lakers are 4 games ahead of the Suns, the WC's worst team record-wise. Only three teams (PHX, SAC, NOH) have worse records. The Lakers are featuring two starting all-stars this year in Kobe and Dwight, a dubious honor should they not turn things around with 41 games remaining until the playoffs start and make the postseason.
2012-13 Lakers all-star resume (this season not included):
Kobe Bryant: 15 selections
Steve Nash: 8 selections
Dwight Howard: 6 selections
Pau Gasol: 4 selections
Metta World Peace: 1 selection
Antawn Jamison: 1 selection
Mike D'Antoni: 1 selection
Total selections: 36 Total wins: 17 (on pace to 34) Total payroll inluding lux-tax: $129,479,462 (leads league)