Kobe Bryant and the Los ‘Nasheles’ Lakers Don’t Need Much More Help

Well, for those of you who are unfamiliar with my sports teams, let me just catch everyone up. I was born in Illinois and grew up in Indiana, but I grew to love other teams based on simple characteristics.

My MLB team is the Chicago Cubs, and while I am not one of the "maybe next year" type of fans, I do firmly believe the Cubs will win a World Series before I die. However, I may have to live another hundred years to see it. #WeBelieve!

My NFL teams are the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens. This is one of those random teams I love. But it's simple. I grew up loving the way they played defense and have been a HUGE fan ever since.

My NBA teams are the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers. I live in Indy, like I said, but am more of a Laker fan than most people in LA. I bleed Purple and Gold.

So with all of that out of the way, I guess it is time for me to throw in my two cents' worth on the Steve Nash to Los Angeles Lakers trade that went down on the Fourth of July.

I guess all I can really say is...I LOVE IT!

We (Laker fans) have been waiting for Mitch Kupchak to do something with the Lamar Odom trade exception.

For over a year now, we've heard, "We didn't deal Odom for nothing. There is a plan in the works." And while I don't think anyone believed there actually was a plan "in the works" I did believe that they were going to use it for something big (Dwight Howard). We didn't use it with D12, but we got a two-time MVP...yeah, that's ok. Couldn't be happier as a fan.

Now my questions are, can the Lakers win a title with this group? Do they need to make more upgrades? Do they need to swing a deal for Dwight Howard?

My simple answers are: No. Yes. No.

I do not believe the Lakers can win with this group. Can they win with Nash, Bryant, World Peace, Gasol, and Howard? Yes, they can. But in today's game, teams need a solid bench.

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