The Lakers have abandoned Phil Jackson's heralded offense. The triangle is dead. Long live the triangle.
The Rockets are allegedly Yao Ming's team, but Steve Francis still led Houston in scoring in the postseason.
How ugly was Game 1 of the Rockets-Lakers series? L.A. scored 32 points in the second half and actually won.
With the NBA playoffs about to begin, no one's quite sure if the Lakers are the team to beat or just another team.
If experience and veteran leadership matter in the playoffs, then the Lakers are clearly the team to beat.
With these playoffs expected to the longest in 10 years, no team is in better position physically than the Nets.
Instead of point guard, Derek Fisher should be listed as the Lakers' designated 3-point shooter.
The Lakers lost a playoff game by 28 points and their faces still show no worry. But maybe they should.
While the Lakers and Jazz will lean heavily on playoff experience, for the Spurs and Mavs -- much of it will be sitting on the bench.
With 22 games remaining, Michael Jordan has already played 62 more minutes than he did all of last season.
In January, the Lakers have a league-low 12 games in 31 days with only five road games and back-to-back games just once.
Don't be fooled, Derek Fisher is as much a result of L.A.'s success as he is a cause of it.