Red Hot Lakers Have LA on Fire

Zeke Fuhrman@@mellamoelzekeAnalyst IIINovember 15, 2008

After blazing to a 7-0 start in the competitive Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers has set the city ablaze...literally.

This morning, wild fires blazed only 23 miles from downtown LA with help from a 90 degree temp and winds as high as 80 mph.

"What can we say?", said reigning MVP Kobe Bryant. "When you're hot, you're hot."

The Lakers are currently in first place in the Pacific Division, one game ahead of the Phoenix Suns, and are heavily favored to repeat as the Western Conference Champions.

The Lakers are averaging a league high 103.5 ppg, and giving up a league low 89.1 ppg.

"Tenemos mucho en demostrar este año," said Pau Gasol. "Nosotros no podríamos conseguir sobre la joroba el año pasado, y nosotros tenemos esperanzas más altas este año."

Because of the Lakers' hot streak, millions of people have been evacuated from the greater LA area.

Because of the high winds and temperatures, fire-fighters are having trouble containing the flames.

It has been reported that the Clippers (1-7) will be brought in to cool the flames of LA.