No, the Los Angeles Lakers shouldn’t just be dismissed to win against 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 insane are Clippers-Lakers games going to be next season?)
Can it really indicate that the Lakers have to attempt now to win the title? Sure, but that may be easier said than done sitting on their hands on many of free agency while awaiting Kawhi Leonard’s decision.
The Lake Show’s supporting cast is really a dumpster fire compared to what their Staples Center roommates can put on the court and unless there are more veteran buyouts to come on board to the purple and gold (ahem, Andre Iguodala), the truth is that even with LeBron and the Brow, they’re just outgunned.
I would not touch them at +400 to win the name and I don’t feel bad for some of the suckers who took them in +185 with some sportsbooks when it had been projected that they were getting Kawhi too.