“Nets in 4”: Lakers Trolled Heavily After Unexpected Starting Lineup Leaked

Published 09/27/2021, 11:41 AM EDT
Dec 22, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and forward Anthony Davis (3) wait to enter the game against the LA Clippers in the third quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers and winning are a duo that simply go hand-in-hand. The side is so used to succeeding, that last year’s shock exit would’ve been extremely disheartening for them. However, LeBron James and co. has upped their off-season game this time around. With priced acquisitions such as Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony, Frank Vogel’s men are once again the favorites for the title.

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Although the men in purple and yellow boast of immense quality, age is not necessarily on their side. In spite of offloading some underwhelming talents like Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the team’s average age is one of the highest in the league. If the initial reports are anything to go by, fans will witness some shocking inclusions in LA’s starting five. Let’s take a look at how they are expected to line up, and what the NBA twitter thinks of it.

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Fans go wild at shocking leaked Lakers starting five

In comparison to last season, the Lakers surely have some changes to the side they field. As per The Athletic, a projected starting five has been made for LeBron James‘ side. There are some interesting inclusions, and some baffling changes in position. According to the report, Wayne Ellington and Trevor Ariza are set to make the cut, while veteran Carmelo Anthony will be on the bench. Meanwhile, #3 Anthony Davis will switch to the center position.

Fans did not react too well to the leaked line-up. While many were shocked at the side, some took to social media to reprimand the decision of playing the duo of Ariza and Ellington over Carmelo. They were also increasingly critical of Davis playing in the center position. Here’s what the fans had to say.

Nevertheless, there were a certain few who still kept their hopes up. They continue to be optimistic, and were quite impressed with the side that the 2020 champions put out.

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Although there is no confirmed line-up yet, the fans have already had their say. And so should you. Let us know what you think is the ideal LA Lakers starting line-up for the 2021-22 season in the comments.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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