The Lakers are prohibitive favorites to reach the Western Conference Finals.
The Purple and Gold aren’t flawless, though. Most experts believe the Clippers and the Bucks are the two organizations most likely to meet in the finals. They could be right.
Los Angeles as a team is excellent, but they’ve amassed the most victories in the West behind LeBron James’s brilliance. According to ESPN, he’s been worth 13.16 wins thus far, nearly four more wins than his closest competitor, James Harden. The Lakers dominate when LeBron is on the court, and they struggle when he rests.