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Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Things That Will Make the Team Title Favorites Once Again
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Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum en route to winning the 2010 NBA title

LA Lakers fans are used to having their team win. Expectations are always high, as any season that doesn’t end with a championship is usually considered a failure.

After hopes for a three-peat died last postseason with a surprising sweep at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, panic set in among many fans. Following the collapsed trade for Chris Paul (thanks to David Stern and one of the NBA’s biggest historical PR blunders), even more hysteria has spread in the fanbase.

It seems that most Lakers fans feel the team must get an All-Star point guard, center or both to contend for a championship. While any of those scenarios may help the team, one must realize that they are not necessary moves to realistically make the Lakers one of the favorites to win another championship this season.

This article details five areas the Lakers team can concentrate on that will give the team one of the best chances of winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy in June.

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