For the first time in 20 years, the L.A. Lakers will be starting a season without Kobe Bryant. But this young team is energized, refreshed and will need all the power they can as they take on the Houston Rockets. We’ve got your way to keep up with the opening night action on live stream.
It was the end of an era when Kobe Bryant played his final game for the Lakers on Apr. 14, and that means the team has a shiny, fresh new start, which they desperately need after their dreadful second to last place 2015-2016 season. They’ve got their work cut out for them as the team hosts Houston to kick off the new NBA season. The Rockets and James Harden should provide quite an obstacle for the Lake Show, so make sure to tune in and watch via live stream at 10:30 EST Oct. 26. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ROCKETS VS. LAKERS GAME LIVE ONLINE.
The Lakers have a new head coach in Luke Walton, and he should be able to rally his young guards including of D’Angelo Russell, 20, Jordan Clarkson, 24, and Julius Randle, 21. The team also got the number two overall draft pick, grabbing Duke’s Brandon Ingram, 19. Julius told the press ahead of the game that just they want to make their new coach proud. “As much confidence and faith that he has in us, we have the same in him. We have his back just as he has ours. We want to make him look good, just as much as he wants to make us look good.”
Julius also revealed that the young Lakers squad is a much more coherent group post-Kobe. “It’s a whole different feel, man. I was talking to Metta (World Peace) before. The energy is different. I think we’re sure of ourselves as a team and as a unit.” It’s definitely a new day for the Lakers so we’ll see how they hold up against the veteran heavy Rockets, who had a great preseason under new head coach Mike D’Antoni.
UPDATE: the Lakers won 120-114 over the Rockets.
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