Kenny Smith, who recently joined TLN on their latest podcast, believes Lakers are the best team in the L.
PE.com: TNT analyst Kenny Smith anointed the Lakers the “hands-down most talented, best team in basketball” during Tuesday night’s broadcast, suggesting they’re the only team in the West who would make the playoffs if its best player got hurt.
“Most people say that the two things that will stop the Lakers are Lamar Odom’s wedding and Ron Artest running into the stands,” the former Houston Rockets guard said. “If those are the only two things you have to worry about with winning a championship as a coach, you want that every single year. Basketball-wise, they don’t have any holes.
“Ron Artest is usually the first or second best player on a team. Now he is the third or fourth option and he can carry you for weeks at a time. He can actually play defense, get 20 points and stop someone from scoring 20 points. I don’t know three guys in the NBA that can do that.
Add that to Kobe Bryant, who is the most electric player in the league. I don’t see how the Lakers can lose another championship, barring injury.”