NBA Report: Have The Los Angeles Lakers Finally Found Their “Rhythm?”


"I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
I've been waiting for this moment, all my life, Oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord"

These lyrics from Phil Collins' song, "In The Air Tonight," speak loudly as to how well the Los Angeles Lakers have finally started to play. 

Currently, on their seven game, "Grammy roadie," the Lakers are four and one after handily beating New Orleans, Memphis, and Boston and New York on back-to-back nights, while losing Sunday at Orlando, playing their third game in four nights. 

I'm sure many of you felt this would be a "make or break" road trip that would tell the basketball world if this year's Laker version was still the storied, championship Lakers, or a facsimile thereof, to be more aptly called the "LA Fakers."  

With two games remaining, Monday night at Charlotte (their fourth game in five nights), and Wednesday at Cleveland, THE VECCHIO FACTOR had predicted a six and one record prior to the road trip.

Having played an inconsistent, see-saw season to date, folks are wondering if the real Los Angeles Lakers are going to, once and for all, stand up and be counted as worthy defenders of their back-to-back NBA titles.  

But, even after their blowout loss to the Magic, watching them play so far on this seven game trip has shown us signs that they are finally gearing up to the task of defending their title, and it's the closest they've been to finding the "rhythm" that Phil Jackson had hoped they would find.

Amidst the pressure of trying to three-peat, up until the past week, the Lakers have played an uneven, up and down, inglorious brand of basketball, and with all the tra...

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