The roller coaster might be coming to an end for the Los Angeles Lakers, but nobody quite knows what to expect out of the final stretch. While they sit in a neck and neck race with the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks for the final spot in the Western Conference, they still have 25/1 odds of winning the NBA championship.
After getting off to one of the most miserable starts in franchise history it looked as though the Lakers, stacked as they may have been, weren’t going to sneak into the postseason. Alas, as one might have expected, a team with two, maybe even three, future Hall of Famers was able to get their campaign back on track.
Now that Kobe Bryant and company sit within striking distance of the Western Conference bracket, there as intriguing an NBA betting option as any team in the league. This is Kobe Bryant we’re talking about people. Plus Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.
After dropping an essential matchup with their cross-town rival Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, the Lakers will have a busy week. If they can get through winnable games against New Orleans, Portland and Golden State, we may get to see them in the postseason after all.