|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM|
This is coming from Ron Artest, so I won't take it serious. I don't even see the Lakers reaching the playoffs, and that's for the fact that Kobe won't be starting this season until two or three months into the season, unless he pulls off a crazy comeback. The Lakers at best will be a low seed again.
"I think the Lakers are going to go to the NBA Finals," World Peace said during a signing for his children's book "Metta's Bedtime Stories" in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday.
"I think Kobe [Bryant's] gonna be healthy, they're gonna get Pau [Gasol]. The Lakers are gonna make a big trade like they always do. They're gonna get another good player, boom, boom, and they're gonna go to the Finals. I believe it. Kobe's gonna come back, he's gonna play team ball, and Pau's gonna play well."
According to ESPN.com's conference projections, the Lakers will finish 12th in the West, which prompted Bryant to tweet earlier this offseason, "12th I see.."
World Peace was let go by the Lakers via the amnesty clause and signed with his hometown Knicks.