The Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2021-22 NBA season with title aspirations.
Thus far, however – they’ve struggled to even be at .500.
Naturally, this has led to a lot of disappointment.
This week Dwight Howard spoke with TMZ and offered a blunt message to the rest of the NBA in the process.
“Yeah, we good man,” Howard said. “Right now this season it’s early. Everybody’s playing at a really high level right now. We expected that. We expected everybody to come out and play their hardest against us. With that being said, we’re gonna be ready by the time the playoffs start. That’s when we start dominating.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day. This is a brand new team than it was in 2020. All of us are really trying to learn how to play together and get our games going. It’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. Don’t worry, Lakers fans. When it’s time to dominate, the Lakers gon’ be there.”
So there you have it – Howard is not worried.
That said, the same cannot be said for the rest of the Lakers. The front office is scrambling madly right now to get stuff done.
There has been talk of an Anthony Davis to the Chicago Bulls trade.
And a Ben Simmons trade.
And, of course, the Lakers have made it no secret that they have spoken to two teams regarding a Russell Westbrook trade.
Clearly they’re worried.
That’s one way to make a hospital visit less scary. https://t.co/1caZtYH4iq
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 25, 2021
If the Lakers ultimately win a title this year than obviously all the early season woes will be forgotten and Howard will be hailed a genius.
Should LA continue to struggle, however – then this could go down as one of the most disastrous seasons in purple and gold history.
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