The Los Angeles Lakers have done it; they’ve officially clawed their way back into postseason position after slumping out of the gates and emerging as one of the most disappointing teams in professional sports. Once again, they’re the talk of the NBA betting world.
Hype, however, is a fickle thing. Though once considered all but locks to reach the NBA finals, the Lakers saw their odds plummet over the course of the 2012-13 campaign. Now with 15/1 odds of winning the championship, they’re starting to work their way back up.
This Friday, Kobe Bryant and company will look to prove that the turnaround is only the beginning as they line up against the Eastern Conference contender Indiana Pacers.