The Lakers have a difficult time beating the Charlotte Bobcats. For years, the Lakers have tried to solve this riddle as a multiple time championship team seems to have difficulties against the Bobcats.
Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol seem to have trouble scoring on a very athletic Bobcats team. The Bobcats with Kwame Brown and Boris Diaw make life very difficult on the Lakers. Diaw is a mult-dimensional big man who can make teams pay that don’t understand how to guard him. He can make the extra pass when needed and also post up from time to time. For a big man, he has a good shot which can confuse opposing teams.
Kwame Brown does a good job against the Lakers on the inside. He clogs the paint when necessary and can get big rebounds when necessary. His interior defense has made life difficult on Kobe Bryant and Derek Fischer when they try to get to the rim. His shot blocking ability has turned the Lakers into a jump shooting team.
Because of match-up difficulties, the Bobcats have had the Lakers number for the past few years. This interesting match-up is certainly one to watch in upcoming years as the Lakers try to change the momentum.