If Anyone Can Overcome a 3-0 Deficit, It’s Kobe Bryant and the Lakers

Game 1: The Lakers got lazy and let the Mavericks come back and win by a Kobe Bryant brick.

Game 2: The Lakers were blown out at home.

Game 3: The Lakers once again blew an eight-point lead coming into the fourth quarter.

Games 1, 2, 3, and Games 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 against the Hornets: 2008 Pau Gasol is resurrected.

The Lakers have a cool and composed attitude facing elimination. You could see it in Bryant's smiles with Mark Cuban. You can see it in PJ's sarcastic attitude. You could see it in Pau Gasol's screw-ups.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been exposed by the Dallas Mavericks. The once soft, choke-artist Mavericks have pushed the defending back-to-back champions on the brink of exclusion. They have shown that Bryant is no longer able to carry an entire team in a series. They have shown that Pau Gasol still cannot get over baby mama drama. They have shown how horrible our bench really is. They have shown how careless and lazy the Lakers really are.Bynum has played amazingly well for the struggling Lakers, but his youth and inexperience won't get him any late-game minutes. That's why Phil took out a hot Bynum and put in a cold and passive Gasol, who committed terrible mistakes in the final minutes of the game. Kobe Bryant went out of his way and facilitated the offense to get the post players going, but Gasol did nothing but make it stagnant. Gasol is folding under the pressure of Dirk Nowitzki and the playoffs. The Lakers are as good as dead right now...

But think again. This Lakers squad contains the most talented basketball players in the world. The Lakers hoist the undisputed greatest coach in NBA history.

They hoist the greatest shooting guard in history not named Michael Jordan. They have arguably the best and most skilled power-forward in the game today. They have a veteran marksman who hits clutch shots as a living. They have a valuable '7" foot tall p...

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