The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a fast start, and they don't look poised to slow down any time soon.
The defending champs are looking to repel any doubt that they are not the favorite to win the title for a third year in a row, and they are doing so by absolutely decimating teams at will.
They are off to their best start, at 7-0, since starting 11-0 in the 1997-98 season, one in which they went on to lose in the Western Conference Finals to the Utah Jazz.
This team, however, is a better coached, and a more veteran team, and it is looking to have a monumental season.
With their blazing start, the Lakers have removed any doubt that Kobe Bryant may be slowing with age, or that they are no longer the favorites to win the title.
So, here are 10 things that we have learned about Phil Jackson's reigning champions.