We’re baaaaaaack! The Lakers have done what was months ago, the unimaginable. Get ready, the real season is about to begin.

Yahoo! Sports: The Los Angeles Lakers began the season in chaos 5 1/2 months ago. They finished it as the Western Conference champions.

Pau Gasol had 22 points, leading MVP candidate Kobe Bryant added 20, and the Lakers beat the short-handed Sacramento Kings 124-101 Tuesday night to clinch the No. 1 seed in the West and home-court advantage throughout the conference playoffs.

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    all the way to the finals!!!!! go LA…

  • DoDoBallz

    I feel PROUD to be a Lakers fan.
    After all we be threw.
    I’m happy for every true Laker fan.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA and Andrews knee.
    Peace and Love

  • sammie

    we are number one baby!!! now let’s get that trophy!!!

  • http://myspace.com/hzm hZm

    How good does it feel Lakers Nation? A lot of people stuck by this team though what we would consider to be the “tough times” or the “post Shaq era”.

    How sweet it is to be back on top. BUT enjoy it while for these next couple of days. Come this weekend, the real season is going to start. All this means nothing unless it leads to a parade on Figueroa.

  • ab17

    wow im so fuc king happy
    its so unreal!

  • armo4life24

    ALL THE WAY TO THE FINALS AND TIME TO BEAT THE BOSTON CELTICS

  • chinese guy

    where are the asian players on this pic, they all white!!!

  • KuYa JL

    KOBE = MVP

  • e

    so happy to see number 1 back in LA

  • chinese guy

    yao ming would look great in the middle….

  • Peter

    I love how it says: “LEADING” MVP Candidate. Kobe will lead and get his first MVP!

  • gugy

    Congrats Laker nation!
    WE ARE #1!!!!!!!!

    Now let’s focus and win it all.

    KOBE IS THE MVP!

  • myriam

    Congratulations to the NO.1 Team in the West. Go Lakers

  • http://www.hard-wood.org/?cat=34 Billy Kupchak

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    *edit*

    After all we’ve been through.

  • http://www.hard-wood.org/?cat=34 Billy Kupchak

    @hZm, can we do something about the copycat Billy Kupchak?

  • lyk13

    Die hard passion coming from Singapore, it feels so great to be a Laker fan all these years and they have finally relinquished the top spot in the west and pacific post-Shaq era.

    Bleeding Purple & Gold Laker fans!!!

  • goodfella

    yeah baby, that’s what i’m talking about. uhhhh, been a fan since i was born… we should change the name to thechampionslakersnation.com. kobe mvp, and future champs.

  • nazanin

    wow, it feels so good to finally be back on top.
    i can’t wait to be standing in that crowd in 40 days watching Kobe and Pau hoist that trophy in the air.

    and Kobe will be MVP.

  • jack

    thankx lakers. wow.

    was wondering wat 57-25 was? (at the top). eheh.. that’s this year’s championship team’s regular season record.

    p.s. the real battle begins now.

  • Laker for life

    DAM IM SO HAPPY FOR THE LAKERS. It really feels good when Kobe and the Lakers got together and came through as the top in the Western Conference. FINALLY we can forget about the whole Kobe-Shaq dynasty bullshiet. We making a new dynasty starting from this year BABAY…

  • Kobe Forever

    I love the Lakers. Now it’s time to bring our championship years back. Let’s go Lakers, 2008 Champs!

  • mfoznot

    #1 BABY!!!! It has been a pleasure talking with all of you. We have all been together for this ride and it’s been great. Now we have another adventure ahead. Let’s do it together. Go Lake-show!! Peace!!

  • Geloman

    The New Laker Dynasty has begun.

  • jrich

    Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I would like to thank TLN for this website.
    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack

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    dynasty is a goal. if nothing, we got that “elite” status for sure. Wat a year man. Now just go out there and finish it off the right way.

  • pjt

    Let the 2nd season begin…let’s hope the Spurs and Suns play each other in the first round…

  • mfoznot

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    I agree with you, BUT I always like to play the best competition possible and earn the Ring. But either way I’ll take it.

  • DCLAKER

    LET THE MADNESS BEGIN! WE’REBAAAAAACK.com,I think Kobe should give a bottle of MOET to Melo and say “Cheers!C’ya 1st round”(OUCH)!!!

  • xtro

    in your honest opinion. do you think we can beat the celtics?

  • Kobe 4 Life Nikkas

    omg like right now i feel like comforting bynum because he has to miss almost 50-60 games this season i feel like bad for him, he missed all the action :(.. well who cares atleast THE LA LAKERS ARE NUMBER 1 BABY!!!!

  • Likwidsage

    We can beat any team out there, just gotta execute. That includes the Celtics. Kobe on Pierce, Gasol on KG, Odom on Ray. Then on top of that we have help for players since the other people on the celtics are garbage. We clog up their lanes, they clog up ours, but we’re a much better shooting team then they are.

    GO LAKERS!

  • DCLAKER

    GS beat Dallas in ’07,anything’s possible. It would be an upset if we beat’em.

    The one thing i’ve noticed about The Smell-tics(damn that funny)is they can’t handle aggression and centers like Amare,Shaq(they killed’em inside)Haywood(yes, from the Wizards)and if we get Bynum back….CURTAINS!

  • T-Dub

    We can beat anybody if we play hard and smart! VLAD! LUKE! SASHA! FARMAR! RONNY! SLOW IT DOWN, and play smart! HUSTLE on DEFENSE! STOP throwing the damn ball away! Exacute! We can BEAT ANYBODY!

  • http://lakers.com history_repeats

    LAKER N CELTICS NBA FINALS>>>>>>>>>>>>>OUR SEASON BAY BAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kelly

    THAT WIN LAST NITE AGAINST THE KINGS WAS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT SAID WE COULDN’T DO IT…THAT WE’LL NEVER BE AS GOOD AS WE WERE BEFORE WHEN WE HAD SHAQ…OUR LAKERS PROVED THAT IT COULD BE DONE AND IT WAS DONE…LAST NITE WE BECAME THE BEST IN THE WEST! LET’S CHEER ON OUR LAKERS ALL THE WAY TO THE FINALS!!

  • Shril

    IT’S TIME TO BRING OUT THOSE LAKER FLAGS FOR YOUR CARS ONCE AGAIN!!

  • http://lakers.com Billy Kupchak

    watch out though, the lakers don’t have playoff expierence, kobe, fish, and ira are the only players on the lakers who have played in a game past the first round

    also when welay denver, we won’t have as much dominance in the middle because of last years defensive player of the year marcus camby

    also who on the lakers will guard iverson, he is just so quick

    right now we do need trevor to guard marshmello anthony

    the lakers spurs and suns all have a dominant lineup and a dominant pench

    but the lakers might have a better bench

    farmar sasha ronny

    Damon stoudimire, manu, and kurt thomas

    barbosa and diaw

  • KOBEISKING

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    OH SHET

    IT”S YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!