From the looks of things right now, the Los Angeles Lakers could be playoff bound in 2013. Riding the courageous performances of all-time great Kobe Bryant, the Lakers have moved on up into the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
If they were to hold onto that spot a few days longer, their first round matchup would be Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs.
Few expect the Lakers to make it past such a dynamic group of players in the Spurs. With their veterans like Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili hopefully healthy they will be incredibly deep with talent coming off the bench and a very tough out.
One highly regarded NBA legend seems to think the Lakers could handle the Spurs, though. According to ESPN, former Laker guard Magic Johnson has predicted the Lakers to beat the Spurs if they were to indeed meet in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
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