Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images The status of Dion Waiters is also up in the air as the Lakers prepare for the Nuggets The Los Angeles Lakers released their injury report for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday and, as expected, Dion Waiters is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Denver Nuggets.
These duos have showed us there is more than one way to win in the NBA playoffs. While watching LeBron James and Anthony Davis dominate the NBA playoffs as the league’s best duo, it’s been hard not to think about the two players who previously stood as the (purple and) gold standard for a Lakers pairing — Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal.
Dwight Howard has had to swallow his ego with the Los Angeles Lakers this season, and the last playoff series was probably his hardest test yet. Howard admitted on Wednesday that it was tough not playing in the second round against the Houston Rockets, per Spectrum SportsNet’s Mike Trudell.