Are the Los Angeles Lakers Better Than the Miami Heat? [2012-2013 NBA Preview]

Oct 27, 2012 Full story: International Business Times 40

While the team is loaded with stars, there is a hesitance to anoint the Lakers as the best team in the NBA.

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Since: Apr 08

Akron, Ohio

#1 Oct 27, 2012
This is way to premature to start a topic on. However, leave it to Topix to stir the cauldron.
sammy

Mississauga, Canada

#2 Oct 27, 2012
Bewitched wrote:
This is way to premature to start a topic on. However, leave it to Topix to stir the cauldron.
Well at least there's no pressure on our teams.
mississippi feller

Ripley, MS

#3 Oct 29, 2012
Lets look at the line ups starting with the starters
LAKERS HEAT win?
C SUPERMAN vs. HASLIN LAKERS
PF PAUL vs. BOSH LAKERS
SF WORLD vs. BATTIER LAKERS
SG KOBE vs. JAMES 2CLOSE
PG NASH vs. WADE LAKERS
LAKERS 5-0 HEAT 1-4
LOOK AT BENCH
C HILL vs. ANTHONY HEAT
PF JAMINSON vs. LEWIS 2CLOSE
SF EBANKS vs. MILLER HEAT
SG DUHON vs. R. ALLEN HEAT
PG BLAKE vs. CHALMERS LAKERS
C SACRE vs. PITTMEN HEAT
PF CLARK vs. HAMILTON LAKERS
SF MORIS vs. HARLLELSON HEAT
SG MEEKS vs. COLE LAKERS
PG ODOM vs. HARIS HEAT
FINAL SCORE
LAKERS 8-8 HEAT 8-8 BOUT EVEN LOL
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#4 Oct 30, 2012
Not even close, the Lakers are much better. DW12 is a real center and he is the best in the NBA with Bynum a close second. KoMe has seen better days, James and Wade are way better than him. But You got Nash to deal with, the Heat has no one that even comes close to Nash.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#5 Oct 30, 2012
Ginobili wrote:
Not even close, the Lakers are much better. DW12 is a real center and he is the best in the NBA with Bynum a close second. KoMe has seen better days, James and Wade are way better than him. But You got Nash to deal with, the Heat has no one that even comes close to Nash.
Wow GAS man, you must have taken your crazy pills because this actually made sense and is pretty much agreeable.
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#6 Oct 30, 2012
mississippi feller wrote:
Lets look at the line ups starting with the starters
LAKERS HEAT win?
C SUPERMAN vs. HASLIN LAKERS
PF PAUL vs. BOSH LAKERS
SF WORLD vs. BATTIER LAKERS
SG KOBE vs. JAMES 2CLOSE
PG NASH vs. WADE LAKERS
LAKERS 5-0 HEAT 1-4
LOOK AT BENCH
C HILL vs. ANTHONY HEAT
PF JAMINSON vs. LEWIS 2CLOSE
SF EBANKS vs. MILLER HEAT
SG DUHON vs. R. ALLEN HEAT
PG BLAKE vs. CHALMERS LAKERS
C SACRE vs. PITTMEN HEAT
PF CLARK vs. HAMILTON LAKERS
SF MORIS vs. HARLLELSON HEAT
SG MEEKS vs. COLE LAKERS
PG ODOM vs. HARIS HEAT
FINAL SCORE
LAKERS 8-8 HEAT 8-8 BOUT EVEN LOL
Nash over what???This is a stupid analysis lol.Lebron is much better than Kobe and Wade is better than Nash.The Heat spread the floor style is unguardable.
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#7 Oct 30, 2012
Ginobili wrote:
Not even close, the Lakers are much better. DW12 is a real center and he is the best in the NBA with Bynum a close second. KoMe has seen better days, James and Wade are way better than him. But You got Nash to deal with, the Heat has no one that even comes close to Nash.
For some reason I feel your a white guy who loves that turkey jerky style like Ginobili or Nash lol.Ok lets get this straight.Lebron has clearly outplayed Kobe and just about ever head to head matchup since 2010.To me Lebron wins the star matchup.Wade is going to attack with Lebron.Howard gets in foul trouble 90% of the time.Nash is not great defensively.Expect alot of breakdowns to the rim when to Howard.Did you watch this preseason?There chemistry looks horrible and once again I will prove for once that Kobe is not a top 10 player.Kobe is exciting to watch because of his style and abilities but he in his prime wouldn't be better than Lebron,Jordan,Wilt or any alltime great.He's just not that great.
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#8 Oct 30, 2012
Kobe even on video games becomes overrated.I got 60 points with Kobe shooting 70% lol.Thats unrealistic lol.More like 45% lol.Laker fans was talking about Lebrons talent but if Kobe fails with this team he just get a bus pass lol.I think if Kobe fails with this team he is the overrated player alltime.Not only did he lost with Shaq top 5 center alltime but he fails with Gasol and Howard who ultimately are better than Bosh and any big in this league.Kobe career is stilo under the rador.
Your Nuts Kid

Richland, WA

#9 Oct 30, 2012
Wilt Chamberlain wrote:
Kobe even on video games becomes overrated.I got 60 points with Kobe shooting 70% lol.Thats unrealistic lol.More like 45% lol.Laker fans was talking about Lebrons talent but if Kobe fails with this team he just get a bus pass lol.I think if Kobe fails with this team he is the overrated player alltime.Not only did he lost with Shaq top 5 center alltime but he fails with Gasol and Howard who ultimately are better than Bosh and any big in this league.Kobe career is stilo under the rador.
Justin, What were you doing playing as the lakers? LOL

AND to get 60 points with him means he's your favorite player. You wanna be him that bad or what Jrock?

Obsess much?
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#10 Oct 30, 2012
Your Nuts Kid wrote:
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Justin, What were you doing playing as the lakers? LOL
AND to get 60 points with him means he's your favorite player. You wanna be him that bad or what Jrock?
Obsess much?
I got the Lakers because everyone knows to get Lebron if you want to whoop sum Kobe's ass.These new 2K13 simulators are awesome and real.Lebron just didn't take Kobe out the game but he crushed me with Lebron vs Kobe whenever I let Kobe guard him defensively.The 2K13 simulators are very real and sometimes athletic abilities creates the worse matchups.Lebron is by far the most freakish athletic ever with freakish standards and everlasting abilities.Unless Kobe really can get stronger and faster Lebron is ultimately the better player in his prime.
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#11 Oct 30, 2012
I even played with Jordan vs Lebron.Same results lol.Pippen wasn't able to stop Lebron.Rodman killed me on the glass but Lebron neutralised it late in games.Jordan actually struggled more when I placed him in this league.I found it really difficult to guard the freakish pg's like Rose with Paxson.I even question that Jordan possibly could be the most overrated player.I think him and Wilkens were very similar there first 7 years.Jordan was better of course but Wilkens played his career out in the 80's mostly with a very solid squad.
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#12 Oct 30, 2012
Your Nuts Kid wrote:
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Justin, What were you doing playing as the lakers? LOL
AND to get 60 points with him means he's your favorite player. You wanna be him that bad or what Jrock?
Obsess much?
I don't hate LA dude.I hate the fans lol.The same stupid fans who booed the heck out of you the team when Lebron kicked Kobe's as in LA..You LA fans are like a hot girl after giving here Ice Tea.You can't articulate anything because you live in a delusion.I have yet seen this Almighty Kobe.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#13 Oct 30, 2012
"Wilt" you're delusional. Kobe's stats and championships do all the talking for him. Yes, LBJ has got the better of him for the last 2 years but LBJ SHOULD. Kobe is past his prime yet he's still one of the top players in the league and there's only a handful of players in NBA history that have produced this late in their career.

LBJ can only hope to still be as relevant as Kobe when he's been in the league as long.

It sounds as if you've got something personal in a psychotic way against Kobe while you live in Georgia. I think you need to do a little bit of self reflecting and realize that just because you play NBA live with Kobe and Jordan etc that they're really not your friends and never will be.
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#14 Oct 31, 2012
_Jusayin_ wrote:
"Wilt" you're delusional. Kobe's stats and championships do all the talking for him. Yes, LBJ has got the better of him for the last 2 years but LBJ SHOULD. Kobe is past his prime yet he's still one of the top players in the league and there's only a handful of players in NBA history that have produced this late in their career.
LBJ can only hope to still be as relevant as Kobe when he's been in the league as long.
It sounds as if you've got something personal in a psychotic way against Kobe.
Haha really?Lets speak on rationality here.Kobe has had way more injuries than Lebron and to say Lebron will not last up as longer is absurd.My simulations got me to Lebron lasting about 20 years because of his abilities too play multiple positions.Kobe is not Lebron or Jordan.His prime was about 3 solid years lol.No one says Kobe prime was Shaq or even at 32 which was KG's prime and Duncans lol.
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#15 Oct 31, 2012
Kobe in his prime was nothing as great as Lebron performance against a awesome OKC team that ultimately smokes any team Kobe has faced in the Finals outside Boston.Lebron even as a Cavalier performed much better against Boston than that pathetic 6-24 performance Kobe did.The only knock against Lebron was vs Mavs but even than Kobe also performed much worse against them.Kobe had 1 all time great year with a bad team and only got the 8th seed lol.Kobe accomplishments are great.So is Eli,and Rothelisburger lol.Let me guess Eli is already surpassed Manning?lol
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#16 Oct 31, 2012
_Jusayin_ wrote:
"Wilt" you're delusional. Kobe's stats and championships do all the talking for him. Yes, LBJ has got the better of him for the last 2 years but LBJ SHOULD. Kobe is past his prime yet he's still one of the top players in the league and there's only a handful of players in NBA history that have produced this late in their career.
LBJ can only hope to still be as relevant as Kobe when he's been in the league as long.
It sounds as if you've got something personal in a psychotic way against Kobe while you live in Georgia. I think you need to do a little bit of self reflecting and realize that just because you play NBA live with Kobe and Jordan etc that they're really not your friends and never will be.
lol handful.All of them has done it idiot.The rules are different now.The technology is better now with conditioning and surgery equipment is more advance now lol.Kobe in his prime is not Top 5 HOF or Top 10.Lebron is the only guy in this league since Shaq will get that respect.
Wilt Chamberlain

Mound, MN

#17 Oct 31, 2012
Durant average 31 points shooting 50% in that Finals.Thats better than any Finals performance by the so call goat Kobe.I'll take Duncan and Shaq in their prime over Kobe.I'll take Lebron right now over anytime in Kobe career.I'll take KG as a TimberWolve over anytime in Kobe career.I'll take Hakeem,Ewing and Barkley in their prime over Kobe.The saddest part is that nobody says Kobe is better than Lebron except that stupid Jordan guy who drafted Kwame Brown lol.Lebron has been better than Kobe for about 6 years.Even in Kobe's 35 per game season he lost to Iverson 0-2,Lebron 1-2 and Arenas 1-1 and thats what you call domination?Duncan dominated with role players and a average pg,Shaq dominated with a 15 point Kobe for 3 straight Finals appearances,and Mr.Kobe needs the best team every year to win lol.The craziest part is he is never the reason.It was the teams rebounding and size that did it lol.Kobe's neither of them and he stills takes more shots than just about anyone shooting less than 50%.
Heat Fan

Miami, FL

#18 Oct 31, 2012
Ginobili wrote:
Not even close, the Lakers are much better. DW12 is a real center and he is the best in the NBA with Bynum a close second. KoMe has seen better days, James and Wade are way better than him. But You got Nash to deal with, the Heat has no one that even comes close to Nash.
Nash "has seen better days" too. No way in hell this is "not even close".
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#19 Oct 31, 2012
Heat fan, I mean on paper, 95% of the ppl already gave the NBA title to LA but they still have to play the game, in fact 82 games plus playoffs. Wade and LJ have big hearts and brains to go along,
with the intangibles I think the Heat will prevailed. It is the big three plus Chalmers now, he has learn how to pass it seems like, looking at him in the pre-season and the first season games.
Nimble loves Ginobli

Poughkeepsie, NY

#20 Oct 31, 2012
Better than Miami hrahahahahaahah
You suck

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