Trouble in LA: The Dwightmare Continues

Zak Borrelli, Investigative Reporter/Waterboy

Dwight Howard may have gotten out of Orlando this summer, but not much has changed. The Lakers are currently 11-14 which is good enough for 12th in the west.

“I thought they would be a dream team” said FHS junior Ben Carboni.

Carboni makes a good point, the Lakers were expected to dominate the league this year, with a stacked starting line up that consists of 4 All-Stars, 2 of them former MVP’s, 2 of them former Defensive Player of the Year winners.

If the Lakers have proven anything this season, it’s that putting together talented players doesn’t necessarily lead to wins. The Lakers fired Mike Brown five games into the season, hiring former Suns and Knicks coach Mike D’antoni hoping that he could bring his high powered offense to LA.

Speaking of LA, the Lakers are no longer top dog in town. The Clippers are currently third in the West boasting a 17-6 record and Lob City is currently on a nine game win streak.

“”It’s a pleasant surprise, I feel like everyone expected the Lakers to be the best team in the league and now they’re one of the worst” said basketball fan Jared Yellin

So what’s the deal with the Lakers? One of the biggest issues is the man in the middle, superman himself Dwight Howard.

Sure, Dwight is averaging an impressive 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks but he isn’t dominating the game like he used to.

Dwight knows that something has to change soon, and he isn’t afraid to speak his mind, saying that he would be willing to leave the Lakers this summer to pursue a championship.

Another season, another superstar pouting (can it not be Dwight Howard again next season? Please?). How do you think things will turn out in Laker Land?

What will happen to the Lakers?


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