Lakers 2012-13 Starting Five Has Potential To Be Best In Franchise History

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 6 years ago '11        #1
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Lakers 2012-13 Starting Five Has Potential To Be Best In Franchise History
 

 

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Lakers 2012-13 Starting Five Has Potential To Be Best In Franchise History
With the Lakers newly acquired players this offseason I wondered where the 2012-13 Starting 5 consisting of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and Metta World-Peace would match up against the All-Time best starting fives in Lakers history. After a little research I think they actually have the potential to be possibly one of the best, if not thee best. That is if they can learn how to bring out the best in each other.

Below I have three of the best Lakers past starting lineups and the 4th being next seasons, with a breakdown of the averages per game for each player and the starting line combined. Next seasons starting stats are from the 11-12 season.


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And heres a graph of those teams starting five averages per game combined and compared.

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Now Im not claiming this is THE best Laker team in Lakers history. Theres a lot more to do with that obviouslyIm just talking about the strength that just their starting five has.

This team is already performing better then the team Kobe won a three-peat with. They also look ready to go 7 games with the 87-88 Lakeshow. But Jerry Wests 1970-71 gang seems to have the 5 on 5 contest on lock. Tho, these 2012 Lakers havent even played a game together yet. 2012s team would need to average only 5 more FG a game to catch Wests lineup and with reports of Nash being the best player last year with setting a pick and roll with the help of B and C list players..and Howard being the most efficient last year on receiving the pick and roll teamed with a bunch of budget players, how many more points per game will Lakers possibly average a game now? How many more a.ssists a game with such strength of Dwight and Pau shoulder to shoulder in the block and a Black Mamba a.ssassin silently waiting on the perimeter at all times when Nash brings it down the court? If Nash, Howard and Bryant can learn to maximize each others skills, seeing that those three have spent most their career succeeding along side mediocre players, the Lakers have the potential this year to become the strongest Lakers starting five in the history of their franchise.

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 6 years ago '11        #2
I KILL TREES 15 heat pts15
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 6 years ago '12        #3
Kastanova 91 heat pts91
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(I've always liked the Fish/Kobe/Ariza (or Artest)/Pau/Bynum starting 5 though they weren't really putting up points.
 08-25-2012, 05:47 AM         #4
Sephiroth757 
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Goddamn, that 1987-88 Lakers team was fkkin' tough.
 6 years ago '05        #5
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 MichaelKnight said:
man i remember watching that 71 laker team, truly somthing else. gail runnin the show was a joy to watch
There's no way you're that old fam
 08-25-2012, 06:15 AM         #6
Sephiroth757 
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 MichaelKnight said:
man i remember watching that 71 laker team, truly somthing else. gail runnin the show was a joy to watch
 astroblack9 said:
There's no way you're that old fam
Let me find out we got 57 year old ni99as on Boxden......bumpin' Nas and eating free Hardees breakfast. :lebroncmonson:
 6 years ago '10        #7
SeattleLost 797 heat pts797
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 Sephiroth757 said:
Let me find out we got 57 year old ni99as on Boxden......bumpin' Nas and eating free Hardees breakfast. :lebroncmonson:
 6 years ago '04        #8
abstractq 5 heat pts
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if d12 was healthy to start the season, LA would be headed for a truly epic season

2013-14 perhaps. . .that will be the last year everybody is on the books and we gonna see Dwight Nash Kobe Pau Artest really wreck shop

75-7. . .
 6 years ago '04        #9
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 6 years ago '05        #11
Dun Language 4062 heat pts4062
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I Say we have a 60+ win season and sweep the first 2 rounds
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 Sephiroth757 said:
Let me find out we got 57 year old ni99as on Boxden......bumpin' Nas and eating free Hardees breakfast. :lebroncmonson:
 08-25-2012, 09:22 AM         #13
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dont get too ahead of yourself the west is no slouch this year
 08-25-2012, 09:32 AM         #14
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 Dun Language said:
I Say we have a 60+ win season and sweep the first 2 rounds
every team that swept first 2 best-of-7 rounds lost in the conference finals

 6 years ago '05        #15
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They'll lose more than 10 times.


Nobody is fu*kin with 72-10


Last edited by Hold That; 08-25-2012 at 09:37 AM..
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 6 years ago '10        #16
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 SeaJaiye said:
every team that swept first 2 best-of-7 rounds lost in the conference finals

gotdamn stats
 6 years ago '08        #17
YoungRay20 290 heat pts290
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Yes, good bump. Lakers 72-10.....ain't it?
 6 years ago '05        #18
MysticKJ 28 heat pts28
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 Chad09 said:
This team is already performing better then the team Kobe won a three-peat with. They also look ready to go 7 games with the 87-88 Lakeshow. But Jerry Wests 1970-71 gang seems to have the 5 on 5 contest on lock. Tho, these 2012 Lakers havent even played a game together yet. 2012s team would need to average only 5 more FG a game to catch Wests lineup and with reports of Nash being the best player last year with setting a pick and roll with the help of B and C list players..
 6 years ago '11        #19
MakeItHappen456 42 heat pts42
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I think we will finish 3rd in the west record wise, because it might take 40-50 games for us to mesh together.
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 MichaelKnight said:
man i remember watching that 71 laker team, truly somthing else. gail runnin the show was a joy to watch
Was it on one of these?


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