No, the Los Angeles Lakers should not only be dismissed to win against the 2019-20 NBA championship because they have their very own star duo that may match up with the Clippers in LeBron James and Anthony Davis. (Side note: How insane are Clippers-Lakers games likely to be next season?)
Can it really mean that the Lakers need to try now to win the title? Sure, but this may be easier said than done after sitting on their hands on many of free agency whilst anticipating Kawhi Leonard’s decision.
The Lake Show’s supporting cast is a skip fire compared to what the Staples Center roommates can put on the court and unless you will find far more veteran buyouts to come on board for the purple and gold (ahem, Andre Iguodala), the truth is that even with LeBron and the Brow, they are simply outgunned.
I would not touch them right now at +400 to win the name and I really don’t feel bad for any of the suckers who took them in +185 with some sportsbooks if it was projected that they were getting Kawhi too.
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