Despite the low expectations, there are still some people who have that sense of optimism towards the Los Angeles Lakers for next season.
Renowned hip hop recording artist, Lil Wayne recently made a guest appearance in ESPN’s First Take. He was basically asked if the Lakers could make it to the playoffs this season with its current roster as of now.
Wayne believed they can make it to the playoffs and further justified himself that the Lakers will clinch the 8th seed of the Western Conference—all thanks to the sheer will and skill of the great Kobe Bryant.
To be honest, this is quite a bold prediction considering how good the West can really be, but then again as we all have learned in the past years, never underestimate the Black Mamba himself. I’m sure we can still remember the promise that he fulfilled last time, when his Lakers made it to the post season as the seventh seed before getting swept by the San Antonio Spurs in 2013.
Having the additions of Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis, and Julius Randle—the Lakers are certainly heading towards a good future. But unfortunately now, the odds are totally against them as they seriously lack a key superstar that will enable them to at least make it to the playoffs.
For sure, Laker fans will deny this as they faithfully believe that as long as they have Bryant in the team—anything is possible—which I have to agree with.
Not just out of respect, but because he is indeed Kobe Bryant.