A Photo to Summarize Every Laker’s 2012-13 Season

If the Los Angeles Lakers were a television show, they'd certainly be in the Emmy conversation for Best Drama. The 2012-13 season has everything you could ask for in a thrilling roller-coaster ride of a season, which is why we're going to sum up each character in a single picture. 

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard have done a terrific job providing us with memorable storylines, individual episodes and unique highlights in their lead roles, but the supporting actors like Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni have done their parts as well. 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here come a whole lot of words. 


Kobe Bryant

I don't know exactly what's going on in between Kobe's ears at this moment, but I'm 100 percent sure he has some sort of internal monologue playing. 

The expression on his face seems to be a curious combination of exhaustion, focus and bewilderment about what's going on around him. There's no doubt that the Mamba has been exerting himself as much as his 34-year-old body can handle, but much of the effort has been rather fruitless.

This picture wasn't selected solely for his face, though. You have to look at his hands as well.

Not only are they tugging at his shorts in the classic "I'm catching my breath for a minute" pose, but they're also occupied so they can't be used in more unacceptable ways. I'm placing the over/under of number of times that Kobe has wanted to grab a teammate and shake him repeatedly at 100.5.  

Fortunately, No. 24 hasn't moved past his breaking point, which reminds me of the second-best Kobe picture of the season: 

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata calms me down when I reach my breaking point #relaxandfocus twitter.com/kobebryant/sta…

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013  

Dwight Howard

Even tho...

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