The Los Angeles Lakers have been through a complete roster overhaul heading into the 2019-2020 season. With additions such as Anthony Davis and Danny Green, the "Lake Show" looks to be going from missing the playoffs to title contenders. The Lakers currently have the 2nd best odds (behind the Clippers) to win the 2020 NBA Championship.
Hypothetical debates have long been a part of the sports landscape, such as "could the 16'-17' Golden State Warriors beat the 95'-96' Bulls?" However, there is one match up that I don't think a lot of people are talking about: could the 19-20' Los Angeles Lakers beat 3 rhinoceroses?
By Garrett Howell
April 2009. DeMarcus Cousins, a highly coveted center in his class, stepped onto the University of Kentucky’s campus. Lead there by John Calipari in his first season as UK’s head basketball coach, this arguably kicked off the one and done era. Cousins, along with John Wall, were must watch players that season. He averaged 15.1 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, and 1.8 BPG while also shooting 55.8% from the field. He was a star. He started in all 38 games that he played in and led his team to an Elite Eight appearance in a sizable tournament run. He left after his freshman season, along with teammates John Wall and Eric Bledsoe.
By Quinn Eaton
There is great debate about who the best basketball player to ever live actually is. Sports announcers and analysts have been arguing for years on end about who tops this impressive list. Many go to the face of basketball, a man best known for his role in the smash movie known as Space Jam, Michael Jordan. Sure, he won 6 NBA Championships and had 6 Finals MVPs to go along with it, but those numbers aren’t impossible for others to attain. Many say Lebron James, the great hope of Akron, is the so called “King of the Hill,” but even he has had great ups and downs in his career. From there, the list drops off with talents such as Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant, and there’s just no clear cut favorite to hold the title of the best ever to play the game. But people are seeming to forget about a man from Brownsburg, Indiana. Who is the greatest basketball player of all time? The answer is Gordon Hayward.