At game 17 in 2010 the newly formed miami heat were only 9-8 and taking lots of heat (no pun inteneded). If Lakers beat Orlando on Sunday they will also be 9-8. They finished the season 58-24 and of course did not win a championship. But this goes to show that super teams like miami and lakers 2012-13 need time to gel especially given that the guy expected to make the lakers come together has been out for 14 games.
The difference between the Lakers now and Miami 2010 is that the heat were still young and had very little championship experience.
When Nash comes back and adds that incredible ball movement and smarts to the court, this team will be dangerous. I have no concerns about this team pulling it together. They may not win the championship this year but they will be in the finals.