The Los Angeles Lakers looked like anything but champions during their beatdown at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks last spring. Combine their loss to the Mavericks with the retirement of Phil Jackson, and it’s not crazy to be worried about the immediate future of the Lakers.
However, all of the worrying could be greatly exaggerated.
This article will look at five reasons why the Lakers should be favored to take the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference next season.