Lil Wayne recently made a guest appearance on ESPN’s First Take. Wayne was asked about if he believed the Los Angeles Lakers would make the playoffs next season:
It’s a strong West. It’s a strong West, but I just believe the will of Kobe Bryant. I see us getting that 8th spot at least.
The one justification for his confidence in the Lakers was the return of Kobe Bryant. This kind of reasoning would seem to ludicrous to most. To be fair, there isn’t much other reason for believing that the Lakers will make the playoffs. Lil Wayne is also known for being a Laker fan and even admitted that his belief in the Lakers was based on his emotional ties to the team.
With the most notable additions to the Laker roster being Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, and Julius Randle, the Lakers have made significant changes in progressing the team. These additions are solid, however they are lacking in the kind of superstar ability which would propel the Lakers into the playoffs.
However, true Laker fans know that there is always a chance with Kobe Bryant. In the interview, Stephen A. Smith admitted that he was scared to see the kind focus Kobe Bryant would bring to the team after not playing competitively for more than a year.[divide]
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