Chris Bosh Was Right All Along About the LA Lakers

As I write this, the San Antonio Spurs are up 13-4 with six minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the first quarter and Aron Baynes is outscoring Dwight Howard four points to none. 

The Spurs are going for the sweep. If all holds, it will be the second time in the past three years the Lakers have had their season end through a series that went the minimum four games. 

To say the least, the Los Angeles Lakers struggling to get into the postseason, and then potentially getting swept, was not what was envisioned heading into the 2012-13 season. Actually, it was probably the last thing that was expected considering all that occurred in the offseason. 

The Lakers made two of the most significant signings of the offseason by reeling in a two-time MVP in Steve Nash and a three-time Defensive Player of the Year in Dwight Howard. All they ended up losing was the injury-prone Andrew Bynum, who sat out the entire 2012-13 campaign.

But what did that matter?

The Lakers just replaced arguably the league's second-best center with the best. Even if Howard was coming off offseason back surgery, Los Angeles not only had a piece that could potentially bring about memories of the former Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O'Neal pairing, but also a piece that was worth building around for the future.

The Lakers weren't prepared to offer a max contract and instill the future of their franchise in Bynum, who had played in 70 or more games on only one occasion in seven years with Los Angeles.

Plus, Dwight was looking for a way out of Orlando and the Lakers had a great looking roster and money to boot. 

Also signing with the Lakers was longtime Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash, who hopped on the Los Angeles bandwagon in hopes of winning a title before his career came to an end. 

The Lakers ended up signing a bunch of names. And we were fooled into believing that a roster of names was...

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