Where New-Look LA Lakers Big 4 Ranks Among All Superteam Cores

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Where New-Look LA Lakers Big 4 Ranks Among All Superteam Cores
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It is not an exaggeration to say that the 2012-13 Lakers have a chance to be one of the best teams ever. 

It will take a lot of work, and they will need to develop a chemistry that results in them winning at least one championship, but it can happen.

Even if it doesn't, though, this current incarnation of the Lakers has one of the best cores of all time. They don't need to win at the highest level for that to be true. All they have to do is take the floor for a single game and we can say that this group was one of the best to ever play together.

With Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard, the Lakers' possess four Hall-of-Fame level players in their starting lineup. All four have carried teams to the playoffs and all four have accolades (both in the NBA and internationally) that place them at a stature only a handful of other groups can match.

Who are some of those other groups and how do they compare? Let's discuss.

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