|Posted by shawn cassidy on August 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM|
I love how ESPN predicts the Lakers to finish 12th in the West, but at the same time they have the third most televised games in 2013-14. I know why, the Lakers are in the second largest market in the country. They also have one of the most followed players in Kobe Bryant.
After ESPN.com posted projections for the conference that had the Lakers finishing 12th, Bryant took notice.
"12th I see.." he tweeted Tuesday night.
The Lakers are reeling from a disappointing 2012-13 season. Saddled with Finals expectations after the additions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the Lakers battled injuries and never came together. They limped to a seventh seed in the West and were swept from the playoffs in the first round by the Spurs.
The Lakers are in the same boat as the Celtics. They both have no idea when their best player will return, and they have both lost core players. I think the best the Lakers could finish is 7th, much like the Celtics, but everything rides on Rondo and Bryant returning. If Rondo misses the first month or two, you can count on the Celtics missing the playoffs, but if he's back by opening night, I wouldn't be surprised if the Celtics make the playoffs, as I've stated before.
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