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    Default No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

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    No one in the West is that good


    Phoenix - CP3 can no longer reach a top level, so the Suns aren't a juggernaut talent-wise.

    Denver - doesn't play defense or have the "hard" athletes to do it (tremendous firepower but a bunch of soft offensive guys in Jokic/Murray/Porter).

    Memphis - many of their key guys are BETTER than they were last year - this could be the team but their issue is offensive VARIETY - they lack it, so it's probably "too early" for them

    Pelicans - too early - just not quite good enough to win a conference yet - they could make a deep run this year and then be ready next year

    Clippers - won't be a factor because Kawhi is apparently missing the season again and there comes a point where it's too late to make a push this season.

    Dallas - they're like Lebron's early Cleveland teams, aka low organic team ceiling due to worst-ever brand of ball (last in team assists) - his big man ball-dominance and the resulting weak brand will need super-team talent to win just like Lebron did

    Kings, Jazz, Wolves - c'mon

    Warriors - they're old and their young players are apparently taking another year to develop or perhaps no longer the projected stars that they once were (Wiseman, Kuminga, Poole).


    So the West is wide open and the Lakers' shooting is coming around with Reeves and Walker, while Schroeder is starting over Westbr.ook..

    Furthermore, any team with Lebron at 2nd option is easily the most stacked in the league, so with AD coming back to form, it's a wrap.

    AD and Lebron plus a bunch of veterans like Walker, Reeves, Westbrook, Schroeder, Thomas Bryant - how is that not a title team?
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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    Lakers are favorites because they have LeBron

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayGoat View Post
    Lakers are favorites because they have LeBron

    Lakers aren't a favorite with Lebron as the 1st option - they're only champions with AD as the 1st option for the regular season, playoffs, and carrying the Lakers to the Finals

    lebron...... at SECOND OPTION???... it should be a wrap...

    Now that AD is back to that caliber, the Lakers are the favorites again.. There's nobody in the West that should be able to beat them.

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    that's a team that's gonna get murdered on weak side rotation no matter how you put it.

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    Everyone realizes that OP is a fakkit.

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by SouBeachTalents View Post
    Everyone realizes that OP is a fakkit.
    and everyone realizes you're dumber than a fakkit.

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    Once again OP can't get Lebron's dick out of his head.

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    Lakers are a super team, and while I wouldn't go so far as to call them favorites to win the West, they should certainly be a top three seed if they get their stuff together.

    Benching Lebron would also help, since they clearly are a much better team without him on the court.

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    The Lakers should not be at the bottom. There are no excuses. They should comfortably be a playoff team with their lineup.

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    You listed the flaw of every team but the Lakers. Lebron is old and AD hasn't shown that he can stay healthy. That matters when talking about 82 games plus an entire playoff run.

    Plus Westbrook is a butcher at the end of games..still. He doesn't need to be playing in the last 6 minutes ever.

    Their role players are no better than the worst team in the NBA's. Not even worth mentioning,

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawkFactory View Post
    You listed the flaw of every team but the Lakers. Lebron is old and AD hasn't shown that he can stay healthy. That matters when talking about 82 games plus an entire playoff run.

    Plus Westbrook is a butcher at the end of games..still. He doesn't need to be playing in the last 6 minutes ever.

    Their role players are no better than the worst team in the NBA's. Not even worth mentioning,
    All bets are off if AD gets injured for sure, but so far he's been playing the best ball of his career. He stayed healthy in 2020. It is possible.

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by Full Court View Post
    All bets are off if AD gets injured for sure, but so far he's been playing the best ball of his career. He stayed healthy in 2020. It is possible.
    Lebron was still an elite player in 2020 and their role players with Rondo, Kuzma, Caruso, KCP were far better than they are now.

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    What region are you from, OP?

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    Default Re: No one realizes it but the Lakers are the favorite to win the West - here's why

    Lakers has been a superteam for the past 3-4 years.

    However LeDeadweight has been dragging this team to the lottery consistantly

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