Originally Posted by stuffedmushroomz
Just a thought... Now I know Paul is hurt
but they have enough talent to win against
the (in the words of Sean Elliot) Cream Puffs
of the league.
OKC on the other hand is really hard to
point to any reason as to why they have
lost 4of6 or 8.
Could it be that they feel Lakers will be
getting to the 8th spot and neither want
to face them? They are only 3.5 gms
behind #8 seed Houston.
Maybe they are pullin a Grizzly! Are the Spurs the only top team willing
to take on the Lakers?
why would the West be avoiding a team with no depth and no defense? they're aging and they still have to spend energy to get back into the playoff hunt. the Lakers are the prime contender you want. you know you'll have to run them out of the building because they're slow and you won't get beaten up on the defensive end with their scheme. you'd take the Lakers over Memphis, Utah, and Denver in the first round.