2010 NBA Playoff Predictions: Is a Thundering Upset in the Works for the Lakers?

April 13th, 2010 by Brandon Ribak Leave a reply »
For the last month, every NBA fan and their mother has taken a negative shot at the Los Angeles Lakers, even diehard LA fans. 

"They're vulnerable, they're not the same team as last year, Kobe Bryant is shooting only 21-for-70 during his last three contests, and without Andrew Bynum they can't win a championship."

And during this last month, I have sat back and soaked in all the negativity that was being spoken.

I thought to myself, "Come on, it's the Los Angeles Lakers we're talking about here! They have arguably the greatest basketball player in NBA history on their roster, how can they lose?"

Well congratulations to all those people, here's the article that you've been waiting for.

Yesterday, we found out that the Lakers will be matched up against the Oklahoma City Thunder for the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs.

It's certainly a relief for LA that they won't be facing the San Antonio Spurs, who are 2-2 against the Lakers in the regular season (the Spurs two wins have been by an average of 19.5 points).

More importantly, the Lakers dodged a bullet with not pairing up against the Portlan ...

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