ESPN.com ranked the NBA’s top contenders:
6. Los Angeles Lakers – Imagine Kobe Bryant changing his request from “trade me” to “parade me.” A team that keeps maturing with Andrew Bynum can dare to dream. Still, a much longer shot than the five above this slot.
Also, according to the Hollinger Power Rankings that measure each team’s performance in the season. The Lakers have the best chance in the Western Conference to go to the NBA finals and win the NBA title.
We are now 10 games over .500, and considered by experts as contenders. All this after losing out on Garnett, making no big trades, and Kobe demanding out. Did even us die hard Laker fans expect this kind of start? The emergence of Bynum, our 2nd unit statistically one of the best in the league, and a happy Kobe. Sound off in comments on what you think of the season thus far!