The dudes at ESPN Los Angeles’s Land O’Lakers are super good dudes so we swapped a set of five questions and here are their responses. You can check mine at their place.
1. I think most would agree the West is chasing OKC. Do you think the Lakers as they’re presented now could beat OKC in a seven-game series?
Logically, no. The Thunder look better on paper and have cobbled together a notably stronger season. Like many, I predicted they’d win the west. However, L.A. has owned OKC over the last few seasons. Counting their 2010 playoff series, the Lakers are 9-4 against the Thunder over the previous two seasons, which perhaps speaks to an inherently good matchup. Similar to how the Bobcats were an inexplicable riddle for the Lakers.
Still, it does feel like something’s about to give. Keep Reading…