Believe it or not, Kobe has never won a championship that hasn't repeated more than twice.
This is why the Lakers might start a dynasty.
Pau Gasol is only 28-years-old and will be good for a long time. Andrew Bynum is still very young and has a lot of time to improve.
Ron Artest also still has a few years left in him. I know many people don't think the Lakers will win this year, because how unpredictable and flat they are, but realistically, they are the best team in the NBA.
The Lakers won't get home-court advantage this year if they play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, which isn't that bad now that they have 2-3-2 system which could help.
The Lakers are an excellent playoff team, I don't see any team beating them four times partly because Kobe Bryant hasn't averaged under 30 points in his last three playoff appearances.
One of the reasons why the Lakers are such a superb playoff team is because how great Kobe is on the road when the Lakers are struggling. He gets them through tough times.
The Lakers need Andrew Bynum to be ready to go come playoff time.
Josh Powell isn't contributing enough and shouldn't be in the NBA.
Phil Jackson is so calm and believes in the Lakers. He never panics during in the playoffs.
The Lakers have the most competitive and deadliest player in the NBA. They could definitely start a dynasty.