The Los Angeles Lakers are officially back for the 2013-14 season. There are some new faces on the team, but the overall goal remains the same.

However, there are no expectations this year which could make for the perfect season.

No expectations with Kobe Bryant leading the way coming back from an injury that potentially could have ruined his career? When Kobe is leading the way, the expectations are always championship or bust.

Now, I want you all to close your eyes and imagine this: Kobe Bryant leading a young and hungry team that desperately wants redemption for last season, along with a hungry (and healthy) Pau Gasol that wont lay down for anyone and wont take any crap from anybody.

Many are writing the Lakers off this season; many are saying that they won’t even make the playoffs. However, doesn’t this season sound like the beginning to a great Hollywood movie? You all know how those Hollywood movies usually end.

Only time will truly tell how the Lakers will do this year, so sit back, relax and enjoy the return of Lakers basketball. Whatever happens, this season should at least be two things: exciting and fun.

This was an article by Mike Nasri. You can follow him on Twitter here: @LakersLDynasty

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