After this rough, rough season, this is the biggest compliment the Lakers can receive.

ESPN: The ones that say, ‘We don’t care who we play,’ they’re full of baloney,” Popovich said. “We’re all trying to hide from the Lakers in the first round and that’s the truth. Really, it’s like, ‘Who do you want to play in the first round?,'” Popovich continued before sarcastically answering his question. “Oh, the Lakers! We’ll play the Lakers!”