A true Laker fan would never write off the season after only 3 games! LOL! I have to admit though I really miss Phil Jackson!
The Lakers have always been a tough team to coach but to have a coach that has never been close to winning a title trying run a team with a captain that has been there 7 times and won 5 times is a real challenge. (Coach Brown is probably the most worried!) The owners have stacked this team with at least 3 future hall of famers.
If there is any bright news to consider we must remember what happened when the Miami Heat first got together. They really didn't jell until after the All-Star break. They eventually made it to the finals that (first year). However the one advantage the Heat has over the Lakers is YOUTH! This team was built for short-term immediate results. Kobe is getting hurt more and more each season. Father time is knocking at the door and the windows of opportunity are closing.