The strength of the lakers is the 2 seven footers and odom off the bench. We have already seen what happens in June when pau trys to play center V Celtics. Shaq (yes hes older but still a load), Perkins, Oneal...no way pau can play center against those guys. Bynum is a true back to the basket post player. No doubt there is risk with his health history...thats a risk i am taking. Melo is a scorer but not a leader. He needs the rock in his hands and we already got enough O. Melo shoots, melo does not pass, rebound or defend. Now going to the clips...that i could get behind.
Lakers won all but the 1st qtr last night, I love kobe's game at this point of his career...really running up the ladder of career points and in some elite company. Props to Ray Allen too, I have always hated the guy but thats because he is that good and never stops moving.
Liz, i think you are right by 2012 williams will be gone.