No, the Los Angeles Lakers should not just be dismissed to acquire the 2019-20 NBA championship because they have their own star duo that can match the Clippers in LeBron James and Anthony Davis. (Side note: How mad are Clippers-Lakers games likely to be next year?)
Can it really indicate the Lakers need to try now to win the title? Sure, but that may be easier said than done after sitting on their hands on many of free service while anticipating Kawhi Leonard’s choice.
The Lake Show’s supporting cast is a skip fire in comparison to what the Staples Center roommates can place 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 reality is that even with LeBron and the Brow, they are just outgunned.
I wouldn’t touch them right now at +400 to win the name and I don’t feel bad for any of the suckers who took them at +185 with some sportsbooks if it was projected that they were becoming Kawhi too.