The Los Angeles Lakers will get this 2011-12 NBA season underway on Christmas Day in a highly anticipated showdown with reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls, but that will just be the beginning of a grueling start to the regular season as they will play three games in back-to-back-to-back fashion.
The first game of the season is against the Bulls at the Staples Center (Dec. 25) and then the Lakers will go on the road to face the division rival Sacramento Kings (Mon. Dec. 26) and then back to Staples to face the Utah Jazz on Tues. Dec. 27. This will be a tough test for the Lakers right out of the gate with all the recent changes like a new coaching staff, system and possible some new players.
It will be interesting to see how Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles Lakers handle these three games in a row and how well they do without Andrew Bynum who has been suspended for the first five games of the season (hit on J.J. Barea). Of course, Bynum might not even be on the team once the season begins with all these Lakers trade rumors flying around involving Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.
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