The Lakers have been a tough team to figure out during the 2011-2012 season. At times, they look like one of the best teams in the league capable of beating anyone in a seven-game series. Other times, they look like a middle-of-the-pack team that is capable of getting swept out of the first round. So which Lakers team will show up come playoff time?
I'll give you five things the Lakers must do if they want to raise their 17th championship banner. Before I begin, let me just say that the Lakers' bench must perform at a high level if they have any hope of winning the title. With that out of the way, let's discuss.