The Los Angeles Lakers have won the NBA championship 17 times in their 74 seasons in the league. They are tied with the Boston Celtics for the most championships in the NBA. Following tonight’s Game 6 loss to the Phoenix Suns,
Lakers All-Star LeBron James was eliminated from the first round of the NBA Playoffs for the first time in his career. Following tonight’s Game 6 loss to the Phoenix Suns, Lakers All-Star LeBron James has been eliminated from the first round of the NBA Playoffs for the first time in his career. Last season, the Lakers had the chance to make history by clinching their 18th championship with their superteam. However, they were unable to defend their 2020 NBA championship title after losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Phoenix Suns.
In the coming season, the same could happen, and here are three reasons why.
3 reasons why the LA Lakers superteam might not deliver in the 2021-22 NBA season#1 A youthless team Frank Vogel speaks to the media during a press conference during LA Lakers media day at UCLA Health Training Center on September 28, 2021
The LA Lakers roster is full of experience, but it is also full of aging players. Carmelo Anthony (37 years old), LeBron James (36 years old), Trevor Ariza (36 years old), Marc Gasol (36 years old), Dwight Howard (35 years old), Rajon Rondo (35 years old), Wayne Ellington (33 years old), DeAndre Jordan (33 years old), Russell Westbrook (32 years old), and Kent Bazemore (32 years old) make up their current roster. Can this team keep up with the modern NBA’s pace?
The answer can be found in the numbers. Becаuse most plаyers аre older, they mаy be prone to injuries, putting them in а difficult situаtion. Even with а superteаm, the LA Lаkers’ quest to become the frаnchise with the most chаmpionship titles in NBA history could be hаmpered. Rаchel Syiemlieh edited