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After a tumultuous season marred by injuries and numerous blunders, the Los Angeles Lakers were the laughing stock of the NBA. This off-season, Lakers’ General Manager, Mitch Kupchak, has done a decent job in equipping Kobe Bryant with solid role players, and by of course, drafting the number two pick of this year’s draft, Ohio State star, D’Angelo Russell, to help restore faith in the city. Still, the biggest question remains: Will this be enough to get the Lakers over the hump in the ultra-competitive Western Conference? Kobe thinks so.

During his interview with Yahoo Sports, Kobe spoke about the Lakers chances to return back to the postseason with the utmost confidence. With former All-Star center Roy Hibbert and Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams, joining the Lakers, it’s safe to say that they will be a formidable bunch, at least in contrast to last year’s squad.


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