Lakers are starting over again

With Steve Nash back on the floor, the season can begin anew for Los Angeles

Updated: December 24, 2012, 6:28 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLA.com

OK, Lakers season for the ages ... Take 2.

The plotline is the same: Four future Hall of Famers, all with something to prove, join together in pursuit of an NBA championship that will define their legacies. They are older than their rivals in Oklahoma City and Miami, and yes, slower. But it is their wisdom that will give them the edge.

Or so the story was supposed to go.

Instead ... well, everything that's happened thus far in the Lakers' season has been something of an "instead." ...

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