Coming off their resounding Championship victory last season, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to be among the NBA's most elite franchises.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis are dominating opponents, the supporting cast is as deep as it has ever been, and the team holds the best record in the league at 11-3. They are impressing so much, in fact, that it has Warriors head coach Steve Kerr comparing them to the 73-9 Golden State Warriors.
Here's what he said:
“They have the confine that comes with winning a championship and they don’t have the fatigue that comes with winning multiple championships,” Kerr said of the Lakers. “This is really a sweet spot. It’s where we found ourselves the year we won 73.
You come back and it’s almost like a continuation of your championship season,” Kerr said about the Lakers. “You’re on top of the world. Everybody’s happy. You add some layers to what you already did. [And you have] deeper confidence in what you’re doing.”
Yeh, the Lakers are a team that is oozing with confidence. With two of the best players in the game and a strong supporting cast to match, there isn't yet a reason for them to doubt their chances at a repeat.
Though, at this point, all we can do is wait and see how it all plays out...