The battle of Los Angeles has unofficially begun! I am not referring to the movie “Battle of L.A.” and no, it is not your standard good versus evil war that we have all grown to love. It is battle of the bad, the horrible. It is the battle of Los Angeles’ two biggest disappointments, not only in the city, in their respective sports as well.
On one side of the coin, you have the Los Angeles Lakers. They have a team full of stars, yet they have to go on a hot streak just to get back to .500.
On the other side of the coin is the USC Trojans men’s basketball team. The Trojans are the Pac-12 Conference’s current punching bag.
Who has the upper hand in this battle of awful teams?
You be the judge.
The Lakers have four, future Hall of Famers on their roster in Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. Unlike their L.A. college counterparts, there is clearly some talent on this team. It does not matter if they have comparable complimentary players to fill out the roster. The Miami Heat won the NBA Championship last season with role players who would not get off the bench for this Lakers’ team.