The Los Angeles Lakers are one team that has managed to leave their old days behind for the playoff spot. They have achieved tremendous success in the last month, gaining improvements in the table. And this is what everyone expects from the team, which contains one of the league’s best duos. Now with four more games left for the season to end, it is highly unlikely that the Lakers will mess up their chance of playoffs. But the problem remains whether they could sustain the pressure in the Play-In tournament.
Looking at the way the team is performing, fans have again created some high expectations for the team. Even some experts and LeBron James fanboys have started to predict that LA could lift the title this year. But is it really possible, or is it just clickbait? One such expert is Nick Wright, who has proven to be a loyal LeBron fanboy in the past. And he has outrageous beliefs regarding James’ team in the league.
Will LeBron James Lift His Second NBA Title With The Lakers?
There is hardly anytime left for the NBA season 2022-23 to come to an end this year. And soon after the playoffs, the race to the title will begin with the remaining teams. Although it is too soon to say anything about any team, Nick Wright is sure about LeBron James getting the title. He is often called one of the biggest LBJ fanboys because of his outrageous statements to defend LeBron. In a show, he claimed that LeBron would receive his fifth ring and Davis would get his respect back.
On paper, the Lakers are one of the strongest teams with the best duo in the world. However, their luck with injuries could have been better throughout the whole season. But unfortunately, it is not. Moreover, if they are even thinking about winning the title, they will face top teams in the first round of the playoffs.
Bottom Feeders Have Significantly Improved Their Odds
The Purple and Gold’s condition was out there for everyone to see clearly. They were just a few points behind to avoid touching the bottom of the table. At that moment, the Lakers’ odds were 60:1. But these odds have drastically improved in the last month as Vegas oddsmakers have made them 14:1. It is surprising because these odds are seventh best in the NBA among all the teams to win the championship.
Although the Lakers team has completely transformed itself, it is highly doubted it to succeed in the playoffs. However, if the team wants to shock everyone, they will have to make sure that everyone is healthy during the postseason. The injuries have been a huge part of LA’s season, and they are still happening in the team. Apart from AD and LBJ, players like Austin Reaves, D’Angelo Russell and Rui Hachimura will be required in full force.