|2||Los Angeles Clippers||47-25|
|3||Los Angeles Lakers||42-30|
|4||Golden State Warriors||39-33|
Los Angeles Lakers Front Office
Anthony Davis can be dominant, brilliant, unstoppable, invaluable. But we have also seen him tumble over and over and over.
Marc Gasol offers the Lakers much needed equilibrium. A cool counterweight to the occasionally overwhelming aesthetics of tell-don't-show Laker grandiosity.
Fully 36 years old and nursing a high ankle sprain, LeBron James is into year two of his elder title contention phase with the Lakers, and his tendency to grandly narrativize everything he accomplishes has kicked into as high of a gear as we've ever seen from a player.