The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t just look good last night. They looked like a complete team. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook were aggressive and efficient and Anthony Davis was dominant inside.
This was the vision from the moment this Big 3 was constructed and last night was a window into what it can be moving forward. The Lakers have had a string of good games lately, with the stars beginning to find their rhythm. With everyone in a groove, this is the last time you may be able to get the Los Angeles Lakers with serious value.
Los Angeles’ near .500 start has dropped their NBA title odds down to +1100 at WynnBET. However, if James, Westbrook and Davis are all clicking, it’s going to be hard to stop them. Last night was more than a win, it was a turning of the corner. If the Lakers get on a roll, expect for their odds to shoot back up quickly -- erasing all the value they have right now.
The best sign for the Lakers is that James is back to his normal self. After the abdominal strain, an ankle injury and the COVID protocol, it was becoming normal to see the Lakers without him. However, the last five games have shown that he can still turn into “King James” when needed.
Along with LeBron finding his rhythm, Russell Westbrook is looking like he’s grasping the offense and his role in it quickly. In past seasons, it’s taken Westbrook nearly half the season to look decent. If he can get there before Christmas, watch out.
The Lakers have a lot of work to do, but this isn’t abnormal for a LeBron James-led team. Los Angeles is only going up, so get on the wave while you can.