Flashback 2020, Lakers: exploring how insane the team’s performance was in comparison to present

The 2019-20 Los Angeles Lakers team was one of a kind with powerhouses LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading their team for their 17th NBA championship. The iconic Finals victory over the Miami Heat marked a milestone for the Lakers, tying them with the Boston Celtics for the most titles in NBA history.

Their pure dominance in all aspects of the game from defense to offense was a nightmare to the opposing teams and poised by spectacular moments. The team looked rock solid throughout the season and to compare their 2020 NBA campaign with their present squad would demonstrate the superiority of the Championship winning side.

Performance of the Lakers today vs in 2020

With a record of 52 wins and 19 losses, the 2020 Lakers team was spectacular to watch. Clearly that Lakers side would come out on top compared to their current performances amid the heavy schedule and injury owes.

The 2020 NBA final was a show of pure dominance force from the Lakers’ side, winning the series 4-2 against the Miami Heat. A formidable partnership of LeBron James and Anthony Davis proved to be the driving force behind the Lakers’ success.

LeBron, a veteran superstar, and Davis, a then-rising star, complemented each other perfectly. A mix of leadership, playmaking, and basketball IQ combined with scoring ability, shot-blocking, and defensive prowess made them a nearly unstoppable duo and a perfect team.

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Their ability to endure their opponents throughout the season with the tendency to adapt against any force showed how promising that team looked. However, looking at their recent form, it hasn’t been the best after the departure of superstars such as Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo.

Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard with the Los Ageles Lakers
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However, as the years have gone by, there may have been some adjustments in their roles and playing time to account for their aging and injury considerations. Nonetheless, their impact on the team’s performance proved to be significant.

With the introduction of new players like Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura, there has been a breath of fresh air but there are patches that still need to be worked on.

Lakers’ mid-game dunk contest garnered massive interest

While the highlight of the season was surely the Finals, there were a few notable moments that the internet was quick to pick up on like the “mid-game dunk contest”.

The Lakers team was seen toying with the Phoenix Suns which certainly showed their confidence in the approach for the game. Ruthlessness, prowess, and no-mercy are just a few words to describe the 2020 team and they hope to replicate the same in the upcoming season.

What are your thoughts on the Lakers 2020 Championship winning side compared to their present roster? Share with us below.

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