Early predictions, very pre-mature, but it looks as if ESPN lists us the #1 team to win it all…

ESPN: Is it L.A.’s turn again? Yes, it is, according to about half of our panel of 25 ESPN writers, editors and contributors:

2008-09 PREDICTIONS: NBA CHAMPS
RANK TEAM PREDICTED RECORD VOTES

1 Los Angeles Lakers 55-27 (.671) | 12

  • DCLAKER

    67-15.com

  • Michael_23

    If injuries don’t play a part then yes.

  • David

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    I’ll raise you 70-12. As long as we stay healthy.

  • Lakers 24 7

    We have the best squad in the league. Other teams may have aquired players but our players fit together and have more chemistry. We’ve been together for a while now…and it’s our time.

  • aggressive expansion

    we will break 70 wins, just look at my name… that says it all

  • domidomdomz

    I hope this one would not be a jinx..remember when ESPN ANAL-ysts predicted us to win against celdicks in the finals..

  • Lorenzo

    this is definitely bad news if espn is picking us to win

  • VoiceofReason

    ESPN is full of great analyst that I trust. I hate it when people put them down. Sure they messed up on the finals but remember the smartest one of all didnt. Bill Walton. I still trust them completely but I need to look at some things before I can pick the Lakers.

  • L.A.alltheway

    they are jinxing/ giving us an evil eye those fockers!!

  • http://lakers.com Ed24

    Lakers will go 75-7 and Kobe will win back to back MVP award.

  • vida8

    what about this……… F BSPN..those jinxers !

  • Lakers 24 7

    [Comment ID #50392 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Well the only reason we were favored was because we just ran through the tougher Western conference and the Celtics had a tough time in the east.

  • Edward

    ESPN analysts said we were favored to win the championship last season.

  • NBA INTERNATIONAL

    75-7 if this happens

    no injuries

    team bonds

    the lineup kobe ariza lamar gasol bynum works

    sasha doesn’t do what luke did

    players are more consistan

    get rick fox and dennis rodman as defensive specialists

    lamar is the shooter he was in 05-06

    we sign mbenga and one more big body

    sign zo for veteran leadership

  • dub824

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    thats a lot of ifs

  • gus26

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    dude we are already at like 14 signed players and if we sign fox and rodman thats 16 and zo and 1 more big body is 18.. can we be a little more realistic the “ifs”

  • kb24bestever

    82-0
    niggas get it right..

  • NBA INTERNATIONAL

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    no fox and rodman as coaches

  • ab4sure

    DBricks
    Feb 25th, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    Haha I stand by my word, and I will say “I TOLD YOU SOO” after its all said and done! Thanks for the feedback and im glad it sparked a discussion!

    Didn’t we get jinxed by Dbricks last year when he guaranteed the Lakers will win the title? Dbricks… Where is that “i told you so”?

    I hate these articles. The main reason it puts undue pressure on the team to perform and it doesn’t help them to relax when playing ball. Remember when Riley guaranteed a championship? Yes they won it but the players actually didn’t like playing under that guarantee. Kareem stuffed a sock in Riley to not make any more predictions.

    Oh Dbricks…. “i told you so”… :)

  • Kobe Forever

    Lakers 2009 Champs. Record 65-17. Kobe 2009 MVP.

  • Paul

    If Kobe gets 10+ assists per game, then he has a chance for MVP. But there’s no story this year so far besides his decision to not have surgery so he can be with his team.

  • Lorenzo

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    haha That is a good one.

    TNT analysts are much more accurate.

  • lakerschamps09

    hahah like we need more pressure… but yea if we stay healthy NO ONE is beating us..

  • joseph

    hahaha… laugh it up fakers… those idiot!c espn writers are fool of sh!T… 9 out 10 favored the fakers to win it all in the finals and the result was? nba history 24 points comeback and an 39 points beat down!

    but i loved this! this is exactly what the C’s need: motivation baby! they were all laughing last season that the C’s were old and they were all laughing that they cannot win on the road and that they are not a great team!

    NOW I SAY WHO THE FCK IS LAUGHING NOW FOOLS!….MWAHAHAHAHA

    banner 18 baby!

    and eat sh!t fakers….

  • Phil Jackson

    hey joesph your the fool here becuase you guys just bought it,but whe earn it by hard work. This is NOW are year now you bitch!No one will stop us. Finally the only faker a alive is paul.Fuck Bandwagons and Go Lakers!!!

  • Ceballos-NeverForget

    “hahaha… laugh it up fakers… those idiot!c espn writers are fool of sh!T… 9 out 10 favored the fakers to win it all in the finals and the result was? nba history 24 points comeback and an 39 points beat down!

    but i loved this! this is exactly what the C’s need: motivation baby! they were all laughing last season that the C’s were old and they were all laughing that they cannot win on the road and that they are not a great team!

    NOW I SAY WHO THE FCK IS LAUGHING NOW FOOLS!….MWAHAHAHAHA

    banner 18 baby!

    and eat sh!t fakers….”

  • Ceballos-NeverForget

    yawn….

    why dont u go to come celtics site and sulk about tom brady’s knee or something?