The Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to do something that has not been done since 2000-2003: three-peat. Ironically, they themselves were the last to do it.
The Lakers are currently second in the Western Conference standings, behind the surprising San Antonio Spurs. The team has taken some flack for their recent play—their lack of defense and desire to play.
The Lakers are one team that is not worried about the regular season—usually coasting or limping into the playoffs—but they always find a way to win when they get there.
With that being said, here are five reasons why the Lakers will prove the nay-sayers wrong and repeat as NBA champions