The start of the new NBA season isn’t going easy on the Los Angeles Lakers.
They open their season on Tuesday night against the reigning champion Golden State Warriors.
Following that, the Lakers have to take on the Los Angels Clippers on Thursday.
They will also face off against the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves within their first few games.
"Our first two games are against two title contenders. It's always good to spoil a ring night."
Anthony Davis on facing the Warriors and Clippers to start the Lakers' season 👀pic.twitter.com/G3qMivwpXA
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 18, 2022
You’d think that would leave them a bit fearful and timid, but Anthony Davis sure doesn’t seem that way.
He spoke of facing off against such titans at the start of the year, saying “Our first two games are against two title contenders. It’s always good to spoil a ring night.”
Will Davis and his team really spoil the Warriors’ big night?
What would that mean if they did?
Going Against Golden State
Obviously, taking down the current champions isn’t easy, even for a great NBA team.
But it remains to be seen if the Lakers are even remotely close to great.
If LA is able to take down the Warriors on night one, it’ll say a lot about the new-look Lakers.
They will show glimpses of stronger offense and defense and an ability to read and communicate better than they did last year.
In other words, it would be a sight for sore eyes for all Lakers fans.
Beating the Clippers would be another major accomplishment because their LA rivals have gotten much stronger during the summer.
This year will determine which Los Angeles team is superior.
The Lakers have a lot of challenges this year when it comes to team chemistry and their health issues.
Their opening games are just a few more challenges they’ll have to overcome.