The Superstar power in the series is unmatched
It’s not often you have three former MVPs and likely four future Hall of Famers near their prime in a playoff series. The Houston Rockets boast a combined 17 NBA All-Star appearances between their superstars while the Lakers have 23. That’s 40 times the pair of duos has been selected as the best of the best in a season.
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Ranging from a 27-year-old in Anthony Davis to a 35-year-old in LeBron James, the Lakers have all the elements of a championship contender, including a double-headed snake.
James has taken up the role of being the NBA’s unofficial representative and leader, using his platform for social reform issues as much as he does for on-court success.
James Harden and Russell Westbrook have also established themselves as strong voices for the NBA and made names for themselves on their respective teams. Now they’ve joined forces to claim the only thing missing in their resumes — an NBA championship.
The Lakers had trouble with the Rockets since Robert Covington was added into the mix, and he proved in the last series that he could be a difference-maker between advancing and going home. With so much star power on both sides, the real battle may end up coming down to the role players for either team, which is always unpredictable.
Buckle up for a long, entertaining, fascinating series, everyone.