Pulse of the Fan: Poll questions surrounding the Lakers' season
The Lakers are a year-long conversation, but lately it has seemed there's been lots of things to talk about the team more than ever.
They just lost three consecutive games for the first time in two years. Kobe Bryant recently returned to the lineup after spraining his left ankle. There's been plenty of trends pointing toward the inconsistent offense and defense, something that was recently discussed in the team meeting. And, of course, with 17 games remaining in the regular season, the Lakers (47-18) have tightening races with Cleveland (50-15) for the league's best record. They're also competing with Dallas (44-21), Denver (42-21) and Utah (41-22) for the top spot in the West.
Therefore, it's only appropriate to present a wide ranging number of polls to get the general pulse among Lakers fans. I'll give this post a two-day shelf life before I devote an analysis piece on Friday based on all the results.
So without further ado, click away and vote! (after the jump)
Feel free to share additional thoughts in the comments section below, as well as any topics I may have missed. There is a chance I will quote some of the comments for the analysis piece on Friday.
Photo: Kobe Bryant hits the game-winning shot with 1.9 seconds left in the game, lifting the Lakers to a 109-107 victory over Toronto and helping them avoid a four-game losing streak. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.