The city of Los Angeles is buzzing in two different directions these days an it has absolutely nothing to do with racial tensions or political affiliations. The turmoil that is the Los Angeles Lakers is a stark contrasts with whats going on with another LA team... The Clippers!!!!
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Yes people this is where we are now- The Lakers, who have struggled all year to gain any type of momentum let along chemistry are being shown up by the little brother across town who all of a sudden has grown up and aren't scared of the Lakers or any other team in the NBA for that matter. With all that being said, a percentage of Los Angelenos- specifically Lakers fans are in a state of panic.
The Lakers, with a 15-18 record are in a state of flux, no real answers, and a coach in MikeD'Antoni who seems to lack defensive intellect which is partly to blame for such a horrible start. Does the rumored Kobe-Dwight rift means that the Lakers, if not improved by the trade deadline, will explore potential trade possibilities for Howard? It's a question you have to ask yourself given that Howard will be a free agent after the season.
This team doesn't like each other, it shows- Something has to give at some point but what? Trades, rebuild, or come to the conclusion that there just not as good as they thought they could be. These are real questions for an aging team with a terrible payroll.
Time to panic.