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Lakers Roundtable: L.A. Times' Mark Medina, Mike Bresnahan and Brad Turner preview Lakers-Hornets series

April 14, 2011 |  7:22 pm

In a secret location somewhere in the city of Los Angeles, I stumbled upon a conference room with my colleagues Mike Bresnahan and Brad Turner. Like in Office Space, we were supposed to go over our TPS reports, talk about the company's policies on putting cover sheets over them and figure out who keeps stealing our office supplies. But then we got bored.

So we talked hoops, previewed the Lakers-Hornets first-round playoff series, explained why BT is excited about visiting his hometown of New Orleans and why all three of us believe the Lakers won't have a problem advancing to the Western Conference semifinals.

Among the highlights of our roundtable discussion

--BT explains why he's unsure of the Lakers' identity entering the postseason.

--Bresnahan isn't concerned one bit about how the Lakers match up with the Hornets

--We each offer our prediction and wagers

--And, of course, Brez talks about his playing days as a tight end on Buckley High's eight-man football team. You can ask him more about it when he hosts a live chat Friday at 11 a.m.

You can also follow Brez and BT on Twitter.

--Mark Medina

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