Later this week, the Los Angeles Lakers will travel to Orlando, where they’ll try to win their first NBA championship since 2010 and their 17th championship in franchise history, which would tie the Boston Celtics for the most in league history. However, it’s going to take more than just LeBron James and Anthony Davis for them to get there.
On this week’s episode of “Lakers, Explained,” Christian and Harrison broke down which players have the most to prove in the season’s final stretch. With the exception of James and Davis, ever player on the Lakers has something to play for individually (to varying degrees, some of which probably aren’t even worth noting).
Here are the three categories that they divided the players into on this week’s show:
- Players that don’t have anything to prove
- Players that probably won’t play enough to prove anything
- Players with the most to prove
Again, it’s important to note that the expectations are relative to each player, so Markieff Morris might not have as much to prove as Kyle Kuzma, who pegged himself as the third star going into the season. Feel free to play along in the comments during of after the show to let us know which players you think have the most to prove in Orlando.
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