Ugh...what about Vinsansity? I'm a Raptors fan and they SUCK right now!
If you guys have paid any attention to the Raps lately, they've sucked, PERIOD!! All Vince does is jack up jump shots and misses more than half of them! He's inconsistant and is afraid of driving the ball to the basket for some reason!!
But I'd love to see just what the Lakers do here! People say Lakers can't win without Shaq? Alright! Let's see how many they win WITH Shaq! They're 0-1 to start this!
the lakers if they were smart would give shaq the ball every possesion cause he is going to abuse the raptors inside. we have bosh and marshall inside, those guys cannot handle shaq. HE will break bosh in half, marshall is awesome but shaq is just too big for him to handle.
If Shaq actually comes to play, Lakers win. If he comes into the game like he has the whole season, where he just waltzes across the lane nonchalantly and doesnt call for the ball, then Raptors could pull a win. shaq needs to get in his hungry dominating mode.
The other factor of this game is the early start. The Lakers rarely play regular season afternoon games and have not been extremely successful when they do. I'm not making excuses for a loss if it were to happen, just pointing out some history of ths team when they are expected to play much earlier than usual.
If Kareem Rush is on Vince, he's got to take it to him every play. Vince is coming off a great game against the Pistons and should have another one against the Lakers.
We will have A LOT of trouble guarding Shaq obviously, but we just have to contain everyone else on the team. Bosh should bring Shaq out on defense and cause a lot of problems for him, whoever Shaq guards; Donyell or Bosh, he will have a problem defensively as they are both quicker and they both have a shooting touch.
I predict the Raptors lead by 10-15 by halftime, then the Lakers go on and pull it close, and the Raptors will just pull it off.