While the defending champions may not have the best record in the league and many NBA observers of the opinion that the Lakers are not the best team in the league and the Cavs are. I'm going to give you three reasons(there are many more but I'll limit it to three at the moment) why the Los Angeles Lakers will win the 2010 NBA championship.
First and foremost, the Los Angeles Lakers have the most talented and deepest roster in the league. When Lamar Odom is your sixth man you have incredible depth. Along with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Ron Artest the Lakers have 4 guys who are arguably top 3 at their respective positions. No other team in the NBA can say that. In this league you need talent to win the Lakers have an abundance of it. Not only are those guys talented, but they are experienced. Except for Ron Artest, the Lakers main core group of guys all have rings and they all know what it takes to get it done. That type of experience is invaluable in the playoffs.
Secondly, the Lakers have the greatest coach in the history of the NBA. Phil Jackson has 10 championship rings, more than any other coach in the history of the game. He knows better than anyone how to get it done. He and his coaching staff are second to none when it comes to playoff preparation. Most importantly, Phil's calm demeanor during pressure packed situations trickles down to his players and they have the belief they can make plays when needed to win highly contested and intense playoff games and series.
Finally, and most important, the Los Angeles Lakers will win the 2010 NBA championship because they have the best player in the league on their team, Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to the 2009 championship and has the ability to led them to the 2010 championship as well. There is no player in the entire league as clutch as Kobe Bryant. Whenever the Lakers need a shot at the end of the game or during the course of the game Kobe Bryant can and has delivered. He is the ultimate closer and will be loaded and locked when the playoff competition begins. The NBA playoffs is the time of year Kobe Bryant lives for. The playoffs is where legacies are made and he's ready to add to his.
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