While some Lakers fans are ready to jump off a cliff, others are optimistic about what they’ve been seeing lately from a team that had a historically unstable start to the season.
Sure, the past couple wins have come against subpar teams. But the real news is this: Dwight Howard is finally starting to play with Kobe Bryant. And Howard is finally starting to play like the athlete the Lakers signed.
With this (albeit small) amount of momentum, the team must defeat Miami on Thursday.
If the Lakers beat Miami, the playoffs could be realistic. If they lose that game, it may be time to start thinking about next year.