Los Angeles Lakers: Season Review and Awards
By Brandon Hartman: Hoopstuff Senior Writer
Record: 45-37- 7th in the West
Review: After the great “deal or no deal” trade drama following the Chris Paul fiasco, the Lakers were finally able to land that great star they were looking for, in Dwight Howard. The franchise’s great expectations were revived once again, as Superman arrived and he was even given a sidekick in the form of an experienced Steve Nash. What happened next can be shown as a great example of the problems in throwing a bunch of superstars together in short notice. Superman wasn’t so super, a lack of passion and an ailing back injury made him look more vulnerable than ever. He did not want to be a Laker from day one and he could soon get his wish, in the upcoming free agency. His sidekick, Nash, showed just how much his body has taken a beating over the years, as he was out most of the year and never got comfortable in a system of basketball that was brought in mainly for...