Lakers Snag The Best Winning Percentage In The NBA!
January 4, 2009 has to be the weirdest and fakest day in the season so far. Just when I thought the top dogs in the East were real, they all acted fake…in concert. The top 3 teams in the East, Boston, Cleveland and Orlando, all lost on the road last night as they lost to New York, Washington, and Toronto, respectively. I am not sure how much I should read into this, but I hope these are ancient New Year omens of what’s to come in the remaining 2/3 of the season. Both Boston and Cleveland are up to 6 losses with Orlando at 8 losses. The playoffs in the East is going to be all about homecourt advantage it seems. The Lakers, meanwhile, are still at 5 losses, still smoking the rest of the Western Conference.
Let’s hope the Lakers’ winning ways will continue for the next couple of weeks because there is much to redeem. The Lakers will face 3 of the 5 teams that handed them losses last month in Indiana, Miami and Orlando. Also, in between the Miami and Orlando games, the Lakers will make a mini-Texas swing to face the Rockets and the Spurs. Then on January 19th, the Lakers will wrap up this tough stretch of games against the league MVP thus far: Lebron James. The next two weeks will truly test the Lakers’ desire to maintain the best record in the league.