Chris Palmer grades key players from two of the most disappointing teams in the NBA -- the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.
As part of Insider's series looking at the top candidates to beat the Miami Heat in 2012-13, Chris Palmer examines whether the Los Angeles Lakers have improved after their offseason moves.
Chris Palmer takes a look at the aftermath of the Lakers' loss to the Heat and says the only way Kobe & Co. will beat LeBron is if they trade for the guy they play against Friday: Dwight Howard.
Chris Palmer takes a look at how the dynamic duo of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant might compare to Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, should the Lakers acquire Howard.
For some NBA stars, like Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, offseason improvement means a visit to Houston for footwork lessons from Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon.