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15
Aug
12

#ShowTimeBack

Summer is winding down and that means The Experience is back in action. It has been a crazy summer of sports including some major blockbuster deals L.A, such as Dwight Howard, to Steve Nash, to Hanley Ramirez. Also the Olympics in London were a huge hit, and a wonderful joy to watch. Here is a check in with my two teams.

Green Bay Packers

The Packers are well into training camp, but have been unlucky in the injury department. More than 20 Packers did not participate in the team’s first preseason game in San Diego which was pretty much a disaster. Desmond Bishop was lost for what is looking to be the whole year with a hamstring issue, and Davon House was lost for 2 to 3 weeks with a shoulder sprain. Also the team did not look as if they learned from their postseason defeat to the Giants, as the suffered a total of 4 turnovers. Aaron Rodgers backup Graham Harrell did not preform well to say the least. He struggled to hit any of his receivers, brining up the question of QB depth this season. But hey, no need to get worried, it’s just the PRESEASON.

Los Angeles Lakers

This summer Mitch Kupchack ensured his status among all time great GM’s in basketball history. The Lakers needed a revamp and boy did he deliver. Mitch started off the summer by executing a sign and trade with Phoenix Suns to bring hall of fame point guard Steve Nash to the rival Los Angeles Lakers to finish his career. With Nash the Lakers get one of the game’s all time great facilitators, who can exploit teams with the pick and roll, and outside shooting. Nash immediately turned the Lakers back into title contenders. Mitch however, wasn’t satisfied. Next, the savvy vet Antwan Jamison was brought in to provide a scoring presence off the bench. Like Nash, Jamison is in his late 30’s, but that’s not to say he doesn’t have anything left in the tank. This seemed to cap the Lakers offseason after about a 3 week time period went by with no more additions. There were rumors of Dwight coming to the Lakers, but no deal ever materialized.

But then on August 15th, when it seemed as if Dwight would be stuck in Orlando for another season, the Lakers shocked the basketball world by stealing another all-star center from the Orlando Magic for pretty much biscuits and gravy.

I know Andrew Bynum is a all-star, but looking at it from the Magic standpoint, the Lakers got a hell of deal for the 6 time all-star. Dwight will probably miss about a month, as he is still recovering from back surgery, but when he gets back I don’t see any team capable of stopping this Lakers team. Howard’s presence on the defensive end of the floor can not be matched by anyone in the NBA. Sure Andrew Bynum had some good defensive showings, but it seemed like it was a rare occurrence. This is what separates Andrew and Dwight, as Howard has more than enough of an offensive game to match Bynum’s. And finally the Mitch finished dinner by bringing in sharp shooter Jodie Meeks from the Sixers to add shooting and scorer to the bench.

All I can say is this,be afraid.

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Be very afraid.




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