- Jun 28, 2000
In short the answer is no. I really thought Portland, being as physical as they are, would give the Lakers a run. Guess I was wrong. It looks like the Lakers step up to another level after sleepwalking through the season. The only team that has a chance to beat them is Mavericks. They seem to score at will. I think the only way the Lakers do not 3-Peat is if Shaq gets hurt. They can win without Kobe, but seem to get lost with out the big guy.