Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron, Avery Bradley, AD eclipse Suns, 3 lessons

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Avery Bradley had his best game since he injured his leg in San Antonio!

Lake Show Life is on record stating that Avery Bradley should lose his starting spot to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Well, if Avery Bradley is going to be a 2-way player like he was against the Suns, we have to say.

Our bad. We’re sorry.

It’s games like these when you wonder if NBA players actually read these articles. Lake Show Life was all over Bradley for weeks for his struggles after coming back from injury. In the San Antonio game, Bradley was playing his best basketball in years. Then he got hurt.

Man, he made return against Phoenix. Avery Bradley scored 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field. He never missed inside the 3-point line. He hit his first five shots from the field. The Suns knew they had to deal with the stars, but they had no answer for Bradley’s production early.


On the defensive end, he harassed the Phoenix guards to the point they could barely get across the half-court line much less set up their offense. A special shout out goes to Frank Vogel for allowing AB to stay out on the floor and ride his hot streak. In basketball, when players are hot, let them play. Against the Clippers, Vogel made the mistake of sitting hot players.

This piece should have been a lot lighter, based on how the first half went, but this victory still moved the Lakers to 27-7. After losing four straight games, now the Lakers have won three games in a row.

Next up, the Los Angeles Lakers will play host to some old friends, Lonzo BallBrandon IngramJosh Hart and the New Orleans Pelicans in their first game at Staples after the Anthony Davis trade.

Finally, the Los Angeles Lakers honored David Stern who passed away on New Year’s Day.

If you don’t know the influence of Mr. Stern on not only the Los Angeles Lakers but the NBA overall, go read about him. It’s widely believed that Larry Bird and Magic Johnson saved the NBA. They had a part. Mr. Stern had the vision and the plan.

To the old school Los Angeles Lakers fans. You probably remember Connie Hawkins, who played for the Suns and Lakers in the past. That would have never happened with some assistance from Mr. Stern who helped in the anti-trust suit to get him eligible to play in the NBA.

The NBA is a 24/7 news cycle because of his vision. Most of us writers, no matter the level would not be here without him. Myself included.

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R.I.P. Mr. Stern.